Advanced Automotive Battery Conference
February 3 – 7, 2014 - Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia
William Wallace, of GM, gave an insightful response to a question regarding market acceptance of EREVs.Matthias Ullrich, of Volkswagen, guided in-depth discussions regarding the design and performance of high-voltage hybrids and PHEVs.Hitoshi Sakai reviewed the development status for lithium-ion batteries for Toyota’s HEVs and the safety evaluation methods and results.Daniel Abraham described design modifications that lead to observed improvement in electrode performance and life.Steve Clark, from Chrysler, and Ted Miller, from Ford, pose to emphasize their commitment to USABC’s collaborative research goals.Menahem Anderman discussed the xEV and xEV-battery market trends, including how Tesla’s success and business model relates to the automotive industry going forward.Daniel Kok presented an overview of micro-hybrid development in the European market.Young Duk Kim, from LG Chem, examined advanced energy-storage solutions for low-voltage hybrids.Chad Hall, Omar Abdel-Baqi and Larry Zepp field questions during a discussion of EC capacitor storage system applications.Jurgen Hofmann outlined the importance of the Plug-In-Concept at Porsche.
AAB thanks the chairmen, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and poster presenters for the outstanding quality of their contributions at AABC 2014 and also extends a warm thank you to all attendees. Over 500 attendees participated in the 14th international Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency February 3 to 7.
Top automotive energy-storage technologists from major car companies and their energy-storage suppliers convened for dynamic discussions focusing on the technological development and market opportunities for lithium-ion and other battery systems in advanced battery and advanced automotive applications. Networking events, which included 50 exhibitors, provided a lively environment for discussion and business opportunities outside the conference sessions.
AAB staff and attendees were grateful to escape two snow storms, one that paralyzed Atlanta the week before the conference and one that arrived the week after!