Application Track 1

xEV Battery Technology, Application, & Market

31 January – 1 February 2018 | Congress Centrum Mainz | Mainz, Germany

No longer able to meet the tightening government emission regulations with conventional diesel and gasoline engines, automakers have accelerated the development of their xEV offerings to meet the more stringent upcoming regulations. Without clarity regarding the customers’ interest in these vehicles, developers are spreading their bets on multiple architectures—mild and strong hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles (with various driving ranges)—striving to meet the regulations at a cost they can pass to their customers. Consequently, while the expanding xEV market is alluring, the supply chain—particularly the battery suppliers—is under strong pressure to enhance performance, reduce pricing, and help automakers to improve the vehicles’ value proposition and achieve profitability.

The wide range of energy-storage requirements for the many types of xEV architectures creates opportunities for multiple cell chemistries, and cell and pack designs. In this symposium, i) industry observers will discuss market drivers and trends, ii) xEV and xEV battery developers will discuss the chosen battery designs and present performance data for existing vehicles, iii) automakers will present vehicle development and energy-storage requirements for future micro, mild, and strong hybrid vehicles, as well as for PHEVS and EVs, and iv) energy-storage developers will present the latest achievements in meeting the requirements of the various xEV architectures, including performance and life.

Preliminary Agenda

Plenary Session: Market Expansion of xEVs and Their Batteries

SESSION CHAIR: Menahem Anderman, Ph.D., President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

Renault’s EV Strategy
Speaker to be Announced, Renault

Meeting Future California and US Federal Emission/ZEV Requirements
Robert Bienenfeld, Senior Manager, Environment and Energy Strategy, Product Regulatory Office, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

What’s the Next Step? Proposed & Forecasted Future Changes in the Chinese xEV/ Battery Market
Mark Lu, Ph.D., Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Vehicle Electrification: Is the Path to Mass Market Open?
Menahem Anderman, Ph.D., President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

Presentation title to be announced
Greg Archer, Program Manager, European Federation for Transport & Environment (T&E)  

Batteries for Low-Voltage Hybrids

SESSION CHAIR: Eckhard Karden, Ph.D., Technical Expert Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Advanced Power Supply & Energy Management, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Europe

Status and Technology of the New 48V System in the S-Class with Focus on the Battery
Onur Colhan, Developer 48V Battery System, Daimler AG

Use of LTO Chemistry in Low-Voltage Systems
Koji Ishiwa, Senior Manager, Automotive Systems Division, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation

How Ultracapacitors Enable Current and Future High-Power Automotive Applications
Stefan Werkstetter, Applications Engineering Manager, Maxwell Technologies Inc.

Batteries for PHEVs and EVs

SESSION CHAIR: Roland Matthe, GM Technical Fellow Global Battery Systems & Manager Electrification Architecture, Engineering Propulsion Systerms, Opel Automobile GmbH

Cell and Module Strategy for Low-Cost EV Powertrains
Thomas Soczka-Guth, Ph.D., Team Leader Research Li-ion Cell and Battery, Daimler AG

EV Battery Technology and Charging Strategies - An Optimization Approach
Roland Matthe, GM Technical Fellow Global Battery Systems & Manager Electrification Architecture, Engineering Propulsion Systerms, Opel Automobile GmbH

Technical Challenges of the Battery for New-Generation EVs
Masato Origuchi, EV Battery Development Group Leader, Renault

Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities for a Rapid Expansion of xEV Batteries
Sachiya Inagaki, Industrial Technology Unit, Yano Research Institute, Ltd. 

Battery Pack Designs for Modern (PH)EV Architectures 
Christoph Fehrenbacher, Managing Director, Europe, A123 Systems  

Enhancing Mileage, Lifetime and Safety by Predictive BMS Operation Strategy 
Andreas Braun, Ph.D., Project Manager Battery, Engineering Center Ingolstadt, AVL Deutschland GmbH


Battery Reliability and Durability in xEV Applications

SESSION CHAIR: Arnold Lamm, Ph.D., EU-Projects and Energy Systems Analyses, Daimler AG

Ageing of Batteries: Deterioration Mechanisms of Cell Chemistries
Andreas Hintennach, Ph.D., Group Research, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG 

 Influence of Charge Protocols on the Battery Lifetime
Andreas Jossen, Ph. D., Professor, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University Munich (TUM)

Advanced Battery Aging Analyses based on High Precision Coulometry
Peter Keil, Ph.D., Research Associate / Founder, Institute for Electrical Energy Storage Technology, Technical University Munich (TUM)

Improving the Lifetime of Li-Ion Batteries by Understanding their Degradation Mechanisms
Emilie Bekaert, Ph.D., Line Manager, Post Mortem, CIC Energigune

Plenary Session: Logistic Aspects of Vehicle Electrification

Legal Aspects of High-Voltage Battery Systems
Juergen Wilhelmy, Product Safety HV Battery, Audi AG

Changes to the Air Cargo Regulations for Lithium Ion Batteries
David Brennan, Assistant Director Cargo Safety & Standards, IATA

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Menahem Anderman
Conference Chair, Advanced Automotive Battery Conference
Advisor, Cambridge EnerTech

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Sherry Johnson
Business Development Manager
Cambridge EnerTech
Phone: (+1) 781-972-1359

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