Elevate Your Brand In 2020

Meet Senior Decision Makers From:


  • Automotive OEMs - Electric, Autonomous and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers in EV
  
  • Electrified Powertrain Systems and Component Suppliers
  • Thermal Systems and Related Component Manufacturers
  • High Voltage Systems and Power Semiconductor Suppliers
  • Testing and Crash Safety Engineering Services
 Lightweight Material Suppliers
  • EV CAE Software and Modeling Suppliers
  • Battery and Fuel Cell Manufacturers
  • Battery Management Systems Suppliers
  Components, Switchers, Controllers and Inverter Suppliers
  • Charging Infrastructure
  • Benchmarking Engineering Services Providers
  • National Laboratories and Government Technology Offices

With Following Job Titles:

  • CEO / Vice President / General Manager from EV OEMs

  • Chief Engineer - Battery Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
  • Chief Engineer, Electrified Propulsion Systems

  • Chief Engineer, Electrical Systems

  • Head, EV Engineering Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Electrification Technology
  • Head of Hybrid and EV Battery Systems

  • Chief Scientist, Energy and Systems
Head of Vehicle Architecture
  • Head of Systems and Control Engineering
  • Electrification Project Engineer
  • Head of Research, Materials and Manufacturing
  •  Group Product Director Hybrid and Electric Systems
  • Lead Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineering

  • Lead Engineer, Electrified Powertrains

  • Head of Body Structures / Body in White
  • Battery Electric Vehicle Global Lead Engineer
  • Global Battery Systems Engineering
  • Battery Research Engineer
    Technical Manager - Innovation Management
  • Innovation & Technology Development Manager
  • Chief Engineer & Technical Leader - Energy Storage & Systems

Day One - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

07:30   Coffee And Registration

09:00   Chair's Welcome And Introduction

Future Architectures For Tomorrow's Battery Electric Vehicle And Integration Of Battery Technology, Enclosure & Body Structure

KEYNOTE PANEL SESSIONS ON FUTURE VEHICLE DESIGN TRENDS AND NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
1.    FUTURE ARCHITECTURES FOR TOMORROW'S B.E.V.

09:00  Evolution Of Battery Electric Vehicle Architectures To Meet The Future Needs Of Consumers: What Does The Future Look Like10-20 Years From Now?

How will the design of vehicle architectures evolve to meet future needs of customers, against a backdrop of new mobility business models, changing global regulations and increasing demand for autonomous applications, especially in densely populated cities and urban centres.

Three panellists will deliver contrasting views on what the future B.E.V. could look like and this will be followed with an extended audience Q&A.

Daniele Giachi, Director of Vehicle Engineering, C_Two Chief-Engineer, Rimac Automobili

Lewis Horne, CEO and CTO, Uniti, Sweden

Dan Panos, Founder and President, Panoz

2.    WHERE IS THE MARKET GOING FROM A VOLTAGE STANDPOINT?

09.40  Vehicle Design Considerations & Trade-offs Between 400V & 800V Electrical Architectures

Understand the vehicle design considerations and trade-offs between higher voltages and lower currents that may require lighter cabling, for example. In which direction is the industry going, and what are the implications for reducing cost and improving performance for the customer - as well as whole vehicle systems design and integration?

Dr. Anne Co, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Energy Storage and Conversion, Ohio State University (OSU)

10.10  Questions & Discussion

3.    NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AVAILABLE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

10.20  New Battery Technology And Chemistry Innovations On The Horizon For Short, Medium And Long Term Production

The final keynote panel features technological strategists from the leading battery manufacturers - as well as emerging new players - discussing recent, hot off the press, energy density improvements to increase power and range - without requiring additional cooling. 
We look at improvements to advanced lithium ion batteries - plus technological innovations ready for imminent - to medium term-  production including:
-    Li Co2 Batteries
-    Update on the "Million Mile Battery"
-    3rd Gen Lithium-Sulfur batteries
-    Cylindrical cell battery technology developments
-    Update on solid state battery 2019 development
-    Graphene batteries
-    Aluminium air
-    Fuel cell initiatives

10.50  Questions & Discussion

11.00  Networking Coffee Break In Exhibition Area

OPTIMAL IMPACT PROTECTION OF SKATEBOARD BATTERY SYSTEM DESIGN

11.20  Engineering Solutions To Maximize Impact Protection Of The "Skateboard" Battery Enclosure Design

  • Troubleshooting potential issues with the "skateboard" battery enclosure design - including how to further improve battery protection
  • Solutions to protect the battery from potentially rupturing with a flat floor enclosure design
  • Design methodologies that different OEMs are exploring 

11.50  Questions & Discussion

BATTERY ENCLOSURE SIMULATION

12.00  Virtual Simulation Of Battery Enclosure Design To Verify Structural Integrity, Impact Protection & Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding 

  • Virtual design of the enclosure and battery integration into the vehicle
  • EMI shielding of battery pack enclosures in a lightweighting environment
  • Pack enclosure CAD including battery internal components such as thermal management

12.20  Questions & Discussion

CASE STUDY ON BATTERY INTEGRATION

12.30  Best Practice Integration & Attachment Of The Battery Structure To The Body-In-White

  • Evolution of new approaches to fully integrating of the battery into body in white as a key structural element
  • Seamless integration of battery pack without a separate enclosure
  • Potential for adopting modular design of EV batteries between different car platforms
  • Weight and cost saving benefits

12.50  Questions & Discussion

13:00  Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area

BATTERY ENCLOSURE MATERIAL SELECTION

14:00  Selection Of Optimal Multi-Material Combinations & Joining Methods For The Battery Enclosure

  • Key decision factors in the choice of battery structure materials
  • Evaluating the cost-performance of aluminium extrusions, steel and composites for battery enclosures
  • Technology and processes for manufacturing specific material combinations for the battery enclosure
  • Single versus multiple pack approaches for innovative battery configurations

14.30  Questions & Discussion

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BATTERY INTEGRATION AND ATTACHMENT

14.40  Optimal Battery Enclosure Design & Body Structure Integration For Pick Up Trucks And Commercial Vehicles

  • Integration experiences with battery and hydrogen fuel cell class 8 heavy trucks
  • How can greater integration of functionality within the battery be achieved in the most cost effective way? 

15:10  Questions & Discussion

15:20  Strategies For Joining Within The Battery Pack & Integration Of  Battery Management Systems (BMS) Within The Enclosure

  • Optimal methods for holding and protecting cells in a module
  • Integration of the cooling systems and electrical systems
  • Thermal runaway mitigation and containment

15.50  Questions & Discussion

16:00  Networking Coffee Break In Exhibition Area

TROUBLESHOOTING CHALLENGES: CORROSION OF BATTERY CELL ATTACHMENTS

16.30  Tackling Battery Enclosure Corrosion On Dissimilar Materials Welds, Attachments And Joints

  • Joining best practices within the battery structure
  • Challenges with ultrasonic welding to join copper foils and aluminum foils in the battery leading to potential corrosion and future fires
  • What new understanding on materials joining is needed to avoid future problems?

17:00  Questions & Discussion

PANEL: STRATEGIC DIALOGUE ON STANDARDIZATION OF BATTERY ENCLOSURES

17:10  How Standardization Of Battery Enclosures Could Be A Partial Solution To Accelerate Cost Reduction And Improve Scalability

  • Developing standards to verify structural integrity and impact resistance of battery enclosures
  • Emerging approaches and thought-leadership on the case for standardization of battery enclosures to reduce vehicle cost 

17:45   Chair's Closing Remarks, Day One - Followed By Networking Drinks Reception For All  Attendees

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Agenda At A Glance

Key Technical Focus Areas:

  • Innovations In Dedicated (Native) EV Platforms, Architectures & Integrated Systems
  • Lightweighting Strategies & Advanced Materials For Battery Integration With Advanced Body In White Structures
  • Developments In Battery Materials & Technologies Including Solid State Batteries
For Greater Energy Density
  • Optimization Of Powertrain Including Battery, Ultracapacitors, Motors, Inverters & Transmission
  • Energy Efficient Thermal Management And Cooling Systems For The Whole Vehicle Cabin,  Battery & Related Components
  • Structural Design To Meet Crashworthiness, Stiffness, Durability, NVH & Vehicle Handling Objectives
  • Balancing Attribute Trade-Offs Between Range (Battery Size), Cost, Functional Performance & Customer Usage
  • Electrical & Electronic Systems Architectures & Management Of HV Systems
  • Battery Structures Including Integration Of Cells, Components, Modules & Packaging
  • Global Regulatory Perspectives And Scenarios Including Battery Safety Regulation
  • Development Of Fast Charging Technologies And Support Infrastructure

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