"EV Battery Tech provided an interesting insight into the challenges and opportunities present along the battery value chain, and especially with respect to maximizing value to the end user & customer"
"The conference covered a great variety of topics along the values chain of EV batteries, sometimes with controversial results due to the different backgrounds of the speakers. The several Q&A sessions, as well as the breaks in the exhibition area offered a good chance for discussions and to come or stay in contact with experts and
decision makers, from the mine/brine to the OEM."
“Thank you for this conference. I left the conference room around 6h10 and my train was at 7h02. I stepped onto my train 10m before the departure time. So you can see, how interested I was by the presentations! It shows the quality of conference”
“It was very nicely organized conference & I learned a lot through this event”
"Thank you for the organisation of this very interesting conference"
"A nice cross section of the industry"
"Excellent question & answer sessions & senior speaker representation"
"Very pleasing content from presenters & panels"
Volvo Car Corporation
"Strong program content"
"Good OEM & battery manufacturer supplier presentations"
"Content excellent - great industry overview"
Delaware Power Systems
"The credibility of this event is the best I've seen so far. Usually, you're not sure what you're going to get by the way of content. This was fantastic!"
"Great Conference - The right size for networking"
"Excellent networking opportunity"
"Senior level speakers & diversity"
Jaguar Land Rover
"Useful insight into industry"
Luminus Management LLC
"Excellent program, great job inviting top speakers, good intensity keeps question & answers flowing - One of the best events I have attended"
"Really good selection of speakers"
"Access to leaders in EV space - great networking"
"Wide range of topics, fantastic expertise of speakers"
"Pleasing mix of key people within industry"
"Great networking & insight into future perspectives"
"Great opportunity to learn about commercial & technology trends"
"You did a fantastic job! Great cast of characters & great content"
"Good balance between presentation & networking"
"Keep doing what you are doing! Nicely organised & good customer service"
Post Event Report
As the EV Battery Team reflects on another hugely successful edition, we wanted to share with you this year’s highlights.
Keynote OEM Openings from Nissan’s Head of Global Battery Business, Kazuo Yajima, Jaguar Land Rover’s Group Chief Engineer, Hybrid Technologies, Peter Richings and Renault’s Programme Director for Electric Vehicles, Thierry Koskas were well supported by fellow keynoters Detroit Electric and Optimal Energy. All Keynote Speakers set the standard for discussions across the two days offering insight into current drivers for cost reduction models supported by critical technological developments.
We were delighted to welcome Porsche to the series for the first time, with Guan Chew, Senior Programme Manager Vehicle Development & e-Mobility, offering insight into Porsche’s vehicle and battery systems generating many questions from audience members.
Following the hotly debated GM Volt fire, it was not surprising that audience members engaged in a constructive debate on the EV Battery Safety Panel consisting of Nissan, Optimal Energy, Axecon, Euro NCAP and the BSI. Interestingly, I have received a number of enquires from stakeholders who want to voice their opinions for another Safety Panel to feature in the 6th EV Battery Tech – watch this space!
Day one finished with the Exhibition area bustling with many attendees testing their skills on the Top Gear test track Driving Simulator before the inaugural EV Battery Tech Gala Dinner. Attendees were rewarded with post dinner speakers Andrew Heiron, Head of Electric Vehicle Programme, Renault UK and Jonathan Beswick, who had just returned from the Antarctic retracing Robert Scott’s steps to the geographical South Pole – inspirational and amusing on both accounts.
Day two followed on from day one with insight into the latest battery standards, thermal management and in-depth technical discussions across post lithium-ion technology and next generation research – where will the next EV battery come from?
If you missed the event and want to hear and view the presentations, then you can purchase presentations, including audio. Purchase Presentation Materials Here.
Last but not least, Mr. Alan Bennett from Aston Martin must be congratulated on the fastest lap-time on the racing simulator – an exciting and relaxing addition to the exhibition area, which generated a lot of camaraderie across attendees.
Of course, we would also like to say a huge thank you to our Gala Dinner speakers, Andy Heiron of Renault and entrepreneur Jonathan Beswick. Andy’s notorious charm and price comparisons and Jonathan’s insightful journey across the Antarctic in another mans’ shoes, put the room at ease and enabled the attendees to wind down ready for the second day of the conference.
Global Automotive Lightweight Materials 2012 will take place on 25-26 April 2012 at London's Business Design Centre, for more information about this exciting event click here.
EV Battery USA 2012 The 6th EV Battery Tech: Global Cost Reduction Initiative will return to Detroit later this year on September 25 and 26 so save the date and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
"You did a fantastic job! Great cast of characters and great content"
Nissan, Renault and Toyota led the discussions...
...on reducing the cost of electric vehicle battery systems from materials & chemistry to technology integration.
The leading vehicle OEMs discussed:
ENERGY DENSITY, POWER & RANGE: Cost driven perspectives on improving the energy density, power & range to improve the performance of the EV for mass market
MATERIAL ADVANCES: Examining material advances & evaluating the cathode, anode & electrolyte to deliver increased performance at reduced cost
INTEGRATION FOCUS: Identifying how to integrate cells & modules into packs to cost effectively improve vehicle level integration
THERMAL MANAGEMENT: Analysing thermal management system developments to improve battery life & performance at reduced cost
SAFETY ANALYSIS: Examining how to cost effectively deliver safety across operation, crash situations and during high ambient temperatures
VALUE CHAIN & STANDARDS ANALYSIS: Identifying the latest supplier relationship developments & standardization for cost effective industry alignment
BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: Evaluating the accuracy of battery management systems to cost effectively enhance battery protection & management
NEXT GENERATION FOCUS: Examining next generation technology to showcase cost effective developments on energy density, power, range & life