Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe
February 2-3, 2010 - Rheingoldhalle Congress Centrum, Mainz, Germany
AABC Europe 2010 – Highlights
Advanced Automotive Batteries European conference hosted 44 exhibitors, creating excellent networking opportunities.Martin Winter led panel sessions reviewing recent developments in materials to support the emerging market for large lithium-ion batteries.Daniel Kok, Ford, led panel session discussions regarding energy storage solutions for low-voltage hybrids.Nusa Urbancic, from NGO Transport & Environment, discussed findings from "How to Avoid An Electric Shock."Fabian Kley, Fraunhofer Research Institute, presented an overview of advanced automotive projects in Germany supported by state aid.James Miners, Dow Chemical Co., a poses question regarding advanced battery development.Christian Mohrdieck, Daimler, led discussions regarding development programs and prospects for improvement of EV-PHEVs and their prospective batteries.
Undaunted by snowy weather, over 600 attendees from 32 countries gathered for this premier European advanced automotive batteries conference in Mainz, Germany held at the Rhinegoldhalle from February 2 - 5, 2010. Top European automotive energy-storage technologists from all major car companies and their three tiers of energy-storage suppliers convened for dynamic discussion focusing on the technological development and market opportunities for lithium-ion and other battery systems in advanced battery and advanced automotive applications. Optimistic sales predictions for electric vehicles were challenged, and a more conservative EV and PHEV market trend posited; with concerns regarding advanced battery safety, reliability, durability and cost addressed. Networking events, which included 44 exhibitors, provided a lively environment for discussion and business opportunities outside the conference sessions.
The four-day conference also included a nanotechnology workshop, and followed a one-day Haus der Technik symposium in the same venue.
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