As end user demand for H/EV’s soars in Asia and begins to take root in the rest of the world, the greatest challenge to mass production and adoption continues to be cost and driving range with one charge, with the EV industry competing with conventional ICE vehicles and low gasoline prices. Everything in the vehicle, from the Battery Pack, BIW, Powertrain, Materials and Thermal Management contributes towards or influences these two points – cost and driving range with one charge. 

Automotive IQ’s latest offering, Global Vehicle Electrification 2021: Cost & Driving Range Optimization Series, has been designed to deliver a series of concise, efficient and interactive events in 2021, showcasing real application presentations, focusing on everything in the vehicle, from the Battery Pack, Powertrain, Advanced Materials and Thermal Management.

The first event in the series, Global EV Battery Technologies & Management Systems 2021, taking place online on 12 & 13 January 2021, will provide an important platforms for accelerating vehicle electrification, looking at ways to lower cost and increasing driving range - 10 solutions-rich presentations and discussions delivered over two days, accessible live and on-demand.

With advances in EV battery and associated BMS technologies one of the major drivers in the global electric vehicle battery market, the Global EV Battery Technologies & Management Systems 2021 Conference will bring together global automotive manufacturers, including battery research and system/cell integrators from Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover, Hyundai Motor Europe, Arrival, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Rimac Automobili, FAW Group amongst others, and Battery and BMS technology manufacturers as well as the entire manufacturing supply chain to examine the latest developments in:

  • Battery Cell Technologies and Chemistries
  • Higher Energy Density Batteries and Energy Storage Solutions
  • Second-Life Batteries
  • Advanced Battery Management Systems and Software
  • Ultra-Fast Charging Technologies
  • Battery Cooling Systems and more
Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Available

2020 has been a challenging year but demand for vehicle electrification has only been accelerated by the current health crisis. A lot of companies predicted that vehicle electrification was going to happen in the next 10-20 years. And while this crisis has come as a shock for most companies, what they have realised is that electrification is happening, and they have to move fast and do something right now while trying to reduce costs and create savings.

Automotive IQ's Global EV Battery Technology & Management Systems 2021 online conference is geared to match OEM requirements with expert solutions and give suppliers the opportunity to target customers investing in this high growth area
If you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities, contact Alishba Jan on +44-797-9122- 589 or Alishba.Jan@iqpc.co.uk

Real Application Presentations Delivered on only the most critical topics, including:

  • Hear optimized strategies and policy news from Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, FAW Group and Rimac Automobili to accelerate vehicle electrification.
  • If 70% of EV cost is in the battery… How can you reduce the cost of electrification? Arrival’s head of powertrain engineering shares best practices.
  • Hear best practices from FCA on how to select the right battery technology and chemistry to optimize cost & range-per-charge.
  • Application of higher energy density batteries to increase energy storage capabilities & driving range-per-charge.
  • Are second-life batteries a game changer for the industry? Learn how you can recycle, reuse & repurpose batteries to reduce upfront cost & waste.
  • Understand the key considerations Mercedes-Benz takes into account when designing a bespoke Battery Management Systems, and the future of power electronics & software.
  • New high power, ultra-fast battery charging technologies: Charge faster than conventional li-ion batteries while lowering cost from grid.
  • Warwick Manufacturing Group’s Head of Battery Systems & Engineering shares thermal management strategies to increase range-per-charge & mitigate the impact of fast charging. 

DAY ONE: TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 2021

ACCELERATING VEHICLE ELECTRIFICATION: KEYNOTE PANEL
OPTIMIZED SOLUTIONS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY’S HIGHEST GROWTH SECTOR


> Policy, regulatory and operational roadmap to increase electrification
> Impact of electrification on the grid from a power capacity and power quality point of view. 
> Design and operation of ultrafast charging stations considering grid impact and safety requirements
> Advantages and necessity of smart grid technology to supply fast and ultra-fast charging stations.
> High power electrification of vehicles > Migrating from 400 V DC to 700 V DC
> Impact of drive cycles on battery pack and cell life time considering the climate parameter
> Key challenges and opportunities in the modularity approach to satisfy reconfiguration of the vehicle to fit the current customer requirement
> Solutions for securing the supply chain for electrification

Jan Burdinski, Executive DirectorHyundai Motor Europe
Sanjaat Jain, SVO Powertrains Tech Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover
Sivarajakumar Maharajan, Battery Research Engineer, Rimac Automobili
Fadi Zara, Director Vehicle Development, FAW Group
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IF 70% OF EV COST IS IN THE BATTERY… HOW CAN YOU REDUCE THE COST OF ELECTRIFICATION?

> Learn how to make a bigger investment to spread the same underbody in many vehicles
> How to make a modular system that can use the same bigger parts not just in one vehicle but spread it across the complete layout
> Modular battery enclosure design. Technical evaluation of skateboard battery packs
> Trends in lightweight materials : analysis of increasing demand for aluminum

Manos Polioudis, Head of Powertrain EngineeringArrival

CUTTING-EDGE INNOVATIONS IN BATTERY CELL TECHNOLOGIES & CHEMISTRIES
SELECT THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY TO OPTIMIZE COST & RANGE-PER-CHARGE


> Impact of drive cycles on battery pack and cell life time considering the climate parameter
> Cold temperature performance
> Weight and energy consumption
> Crash safety metrics. Evaluation of cell technologies from post crash safety point of view

Oliver Gross, Technical Fellow - Energy Storage/Electrified ArchitectureFiat Chrysler Automobiles

HIGHER ENERGY DENSITY BATTERIES
INCREASE ENERGY STORAGE CAPABILITIES & DRIVING RANGE-PER-CHARGE


Increasing energy density and energy storage is not only of the biggest challenges for EV right now but also the main direction of EV battery development to date, with OEMs increasingly interested in finding new solutions to improve acceleration, range, safety and durability.

> Learn what is being done by battery manufacturers to deliver energy-dense battery packs and systems that have been developed to increase energy storage, safety, efficiency and cost savings.

If you are interested in discussing speaking/sponsorship opportunities, contact Alishba Jan on +44 797 9122 589 or alishba.Jan@iqpc.co.uk

 SECOND-LIFE BATTERIES – A GAMECHANGER FOR THE INDUSTRY? 
RECYCLE, REUSE & REPURPOSE TO REDUCE UPFRONT COST & BATTERY WASTE 

Even though Li-Ion batteries on average have a lifetime of 8-10 years, they still have significant capacity remaining for alternative uses. Finding secondary uses for the EV batteries can not only reduce up-front cost for the OEM but also provide benefits to consumers and utilities, including demand charge management, renewable energy integration and regulation energy management. This presentation is designed to deliver insight on cutting-edge processes that provide a sustainable solution to the tackle the imminent problem of battery recycling and manage the wave of retiring batteries

> Learn how to design EVs with second-life applications in mind
> Understand industry-wide second life and recycling safety standards
> Examine the path and process required to avoid mass disposal of batteries through unique recycling solutions

If you are interested in discussing speaking/sponsorship opportunities, contact Alishba Jan on +44 797 9122 589 or alishba.Jan@iqpc.co.uk

AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION: LEARN HOW TO RESPOND TO TODAY'S  CHALLENGES WITH THE MOST AGILITY
If you are interested in discussing speaking/sponsorship opportunities, contact Alishba Jan on +44 797 9122 589 or alishba.Jan@iqpc.co.uk

DAY TWO: WEDNEDAY 13 JANUARY, 2021

DESIGNING A BESPOKE BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
KEY CONSIDERATIONS AND THE FUTURE OF POWER ELECTRONICS & SOFTWARE

BMS systems are essential to all lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries to not only monitor state of health, state of changes, but also to stop them from failing if overcharged, discharged or operated outside their safe temperature window. But what are some of the key considerations when designing a bespoke battery management system plan and what is the future of power electronics?

> How to integrate battery management systems into vehicle control units
> High voltage protection of battery packs: Accurate monitoring of high voltage insulation resistance of battery pack. Detection of ground faults
 > What are some of the most innovative battery management algorithms to optimise the utilisation of each cell type according to the scenario
> What are some of challenges and available methods for estimation of BMS parameters like SOC , SOH, available charge and discharge currents
> How will AI and Machine Learning impact BMS design
> Can AI and Machine Learning improve battery diagnostic system and help predictive maintenance of battery packs ?

Karthik Ganesh, Battery EngineerMercedes-Benz

HIGH POWER, ULTRA-FAST BATTERY CHARGING TECHNOLOGIES 
CHARGE FASTER THAN CONVENTIONAL LI-ION BATTERIES WHILE LOWERING COST FROM GRID

Battery charging times still a crucial metric for mass EV adoption. Technologies that can enable 5-minute ultra-fast recharge times are a win-win for consumers and the environment as well as vehicle manufacturers. But what are safe voltages and currents for fast charging? And what will be the impact of fast charge on thermal management?
 
> Hear about breakthrough opportunities that are providing extreme fast charging while reducing the charging cost from grid side 
> Lowering the cost of materials from battery side in comparison to conventional Li-ion batteries. Investigations of changes in the existing systems to support ultra-fast charging.

If you are interested in discussing speaking/sponsorship opportunities, contact Alishba Jan on +44 797 9122 589 or alishba.Jan@iqpc.co.uk

BATTERY COOLING SYSTEMS
THERMAL MANAGEMENT TO INCREASE RANGE-PER-CHARGE & MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF FAST CHARGING

With the arrival of ultra-rapid chargers, one of the most critical challenges facing EV developers is effectively managing the heat generated by a battery pack during charging. Thermal management is pivotal to EV success.
 
> What are some of the most optimized systems, materials and softer approaches for cooling battery tech?
> Localised thermal management to reduce energy consumption and increase range
> Innovations in battery cooling systems – including air, liquid, evaporative
> Approaches for balancing cost and safety when fulfilling vehicle’s cooling requirements

Martin Dowson, Head of Battery Systems & EngineeringWarwick Manufacturing Group

REACT QUICKLY TO CUSTOMER NEEDS & CHANGING LAWS AND REGULATIONS: PANEL
HOW DO YOU DEVELOP A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE PRODUCT THAT FITS FAST CHANGING STAKEHOLDER REQUIREMENTS?

The frequency of changing OEM requirements is a big challenge right now for technology provider and system/material suppliers. There is a lot of uncertainty on all sides. While the industry has a lot of around electrification and hybridization, and it also doesn’t really know what it needs. And with pressure for the law, authorities and communication issues, it is hugely challenging and important for flexibility and openness during product development.
This discussion sees various stakeholders sharing their views on what is needed to streamline the product testing, development and integration process.

Manos Polioudis, Head of Powertrain EngineeringArrival
Sanjaat Jain, SVO Powertrains Tech Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover
Oliver Gross, Technical Fellow - Energy Storage/Electrified Architecture
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Sivarajakumar Maharajan, Battery Research Engineer
Rimac Automobili
Karthik Ganesh, Battery EngineerMercedes-Benz 




Who is this event designed for & who should attend? 

  • Electric, Autonomous and Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturers
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in the EV space, including:
  • Battery and Fuel Cell Manufacturers
  • Battery Management Systems Suppliers

  • Lithium-Ion/Li-Ion Battery Companies
  • Solid-State Batteries Companies
  • Electrified Powertrain Systems and Component Suppliers
  • Thermal/Cooling Systems and Related Component Manufacturers
  • eMobility/Charging Infrastructure Companies
  • High Voltage Systems and Power Semiconductor Suppliers
  • CAE Software and Modelling Suppliers
  • Benchmarking Engineering Services Providers
  • Engineering Consultancies

With Job titles including but not limited to:
  • CEOs, VPs, Directors, Heads of, Technical Leads, Managers, Engineers, Scientists of:
  • BEV, Hybrids and Mild-Hybrid
  • Electrification
  • Batteries
  • Energy Storage
  • Cooling and Thermal Management
  • Materials
  • Research, Development & Innovation
  • eMobility & Charging Infrastructure
  • Powertrain Engineering & Propulsion
  • Systems & Control Engineering

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