Despite predictions that Covid-19 would slow down the uptake of the electric vehicles, the opposite seems to have transpired.

  • In January 2021, 14% of European vehicle sales were plug-in vehicle sales and 5.6% were fully electric
  • EV registrations in the U.S. in 2020 reached record market share of 1.8%, demonstrating increasing consumer demand for electric vehicles
  • Global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market size is set to be valued at USD 113.2 billion by 2027
Despite this positive outlook and the push for electrification of light and heavy-duty vehicles, what is a looming obstacle in the Electric Vehicle revolution?  The charging infrastructure required to support a full, community-wide transition to EVs is not yet available and standardization is a major challenge for the market expansion in the coming years. While EVs can be powered up at home, the industry believes that an expansive (fast) charging infrastructure is essential to expediting the uptake of EVs.  

There is also the question of where all of the additional energy needed to power this huge increase in charging capability is going to come from. Every EV model’s battery can have a different capacity and charge time. Every automaker must also interpret a set of open standards for the plug type, charging protocols and payment methods.


Solutions to all of these challenges must be found in order to achieve a full and successful transition to emobility. Change is coming fast and coming fast, and standardization committees, OEMs, CPOs, utilities, ESVEs need to be on board to effectively roll out infrastructure and remove one of the main obstacles to mainstream EV adoption.


Automotive IQ proudly presents the Global EV Charging & Energy Supply 2021 - Infrastructure & eMobility Conference, the latest addition to our long-running eMobility and Charging Infrastructure portfolio. Thoroughly researched with OEMs, CPOs, EVSEs and Utilities, the latest digital event is designed to deliver greater value from the comfort of your home/office.

TWO DAY CONFERENCE AGENDA

DAY ONE: TUESDAY, 27th APRIL, 2021

9:00AM - 9:50AM EST
ADVANCED CHARGING, MEGAWATT & PLUG AND CHARGE
+ High Power charging for long range EVs, Megawatt charging as enabler for long haul truck transport
+ Services of a cross industry association supporting customer needs and enabling business opportunities
+ Examples of industry efforts
+ Benefits of intelligent Grid integration

Claas Bracklo, ChairmanCharIN 

9:50AM - 10:40AM EST
THE 6 IMPERATIVES OF EV CHARGING MANAGEMENT PLATFORM - LESSONS FROM THE WORLD’S LARGEST IMPLEMENTATIONS
EV charging infrastructure needs to accommodate exponential EV growth and a wide range of charging behaviors. That means EV charging operators and E-mobility service providers must constantly pay attention to six imperatives to sustain outstanding network performance. 

Join us to learn what they are, and how they are the keys to success and mass adoption of electric vehicles.

Doron Frenkel, CEO, Driivz

10:40AM - 11:30AM EST
MANAGING LARGE EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURES 

Requirements, Challenges and Solutions for Companies
+ Keeping track of your own charging infrastructure
+ Taxes & Finances: Cross border bill and accounting
+ Customer service, hotline and app
+Access to the comprehensive roaming network

Maximilian Huber, Chief Operating Officer, has.to.be gmbh

11:30 AM - 12:30PM EST
 PUBLIC CHARGING, FORDPASS CHARGING NETWORK AND THE MUSTANG MACH-E

Tim Nicklin, Manager - Electric Vehicle Charging and Energy Management, Ford Motor Company



DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 28th APRIL, 2021

9:00AM - 9:50AM EST
E-MOBILITY LANDSCAPE, COLLABORATIONS AND CUSTOMER NEEDS

Bas Dubois, Managing Director Benelux, Volvo Bus Corporation

9:50AM - 10:40AM EST
FINDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN STATIC CHARGING & DYNAMIC CHARGING 
FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE OF CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE, ON-ROAD & OFF-ROAD
Mats Alaküla, Professor, Industrial Electrical Engineering, Lund University and Research leader, Swedish Hybrid Center


10:40 AM - 11:40AM EST
CHARGING AUTOMATION > FUTURE OF CHARGING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
TRIALLING UNMANNED CHARGING TO ALLOW COMPLETE AUTONOMY


The presentation deals with automated charging technologies for Electric Vehicles. The first part will introduce the technological challenges and requirements of automated EV charging. The next part will give an overview of the automated charging technologies and concepts state-of-the-art and introduces the advantages and disadvantages of the different charging technologies. The last part provides a look into the future charging infrastructure in terms of autonomous EV parking and driving functions.

+ Technological challenges and requirements for automated EV charging
+ State-of-the-art of automated charging technologies and concepts
+ The future charging infrastructure in terms of autonomous parking functions and automated charging  

Bernhard Walzel, Research Scientist, TI&E - Transport Innovations and Environment, Institute of Automotive Engineering, Graz University of Technology






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