TABLE 1: Battery Testing Methods
Jens Groot, PhD, ESS Specialist – Cell Characterisation & Modelling, Electromobility Sub-Systems, Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT)
- Is it possible to standardize test methods for battery performance?
- Can simplified cycle life tests, possibly standardized and performed at various labs, be used to make realistic cycle life forecasts?
- Is cloud-based analysis of on-board collected data a way forward to reduce the need for extensive lab tests?
- To what extent can models & simulation replace testing?
TABLE 2: Cell Manufacturing
Raf Goossens, PhD, CEO, Global Corporate Management, PEC
- What are the key challenges for manufacturing large format cells?
- How can we achieve the large volumes that will be needed to fulfill the expected future market demands?
- What simplifications can be introduced during manufacturing?
- How can we progress with reducing the current cell manufacturing cost?
- What are the safety risks during manufacturing and how can we handle these risks?
TABLE 3: Basic Science Research and Advanced Lead Batteries for Automotive Energy Storage Systems Batteries
Boris Monahov, PhD, Program Manager, Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) – a program of the International Lead Association (ILA)
Alistair Davidson, PhD, Director, Products and Sustainability, International Lead Association
- Overview of recently analyzed lead battery performance data from 12V start-stop, micro-hybrid, and 48V mild-hybrid applications
- Future battery science developments in line with the new 1618 ALABC Program and their potential application for future vehicles
- How does the energy cost per mile compare?
- How does the infrastructure cost per mile compare?
- What are the prospects for the future?
TABLE 4: Silicon Anodes and Cells
Frederic Bonhomme, PhD, Senior Director Research & Engineering, Enevate Corporation
Benjamin Park, PhD, Founder & CTO, Enevate
- What is the maturity level of Si today?
- What different approaches are there with Si?
- What are the challenges and how can the industry work together to solve them?
- How does Si compare with other next-gen technologies such as solid-state/lithium metal?
- What markets are the best markets for Si-based anode technologies?
TABLE 5: Li-Ion NMC Fast Charging New Cells for E-Mobility
Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.
- The needs for fast charging for E-Mobility
- Current solution in the market
- New Fast Charging LI-ION NMC cells under development
TABLE 6: Solid State Batteries
Mike Zimmerman, Founder, Ionic Materials
- How solid-state batteries with polymer electrolytes operate and the temperature ranges they’re able to do so in
- The different battery chemistries enabled by solid-state battery solutions and the most pressing applications for them
- The barriers that solid-state battery materials companies need to overcome prior to widespread adoption of next-gen batteries
TABLE 7: Charging Strategies
Michael Schoenleber, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, Research & Development, Batemo GmbH
- How chagrining strategies can be derived
- Methods to charge a battery as fast as possible while avoiding lithium plating
- Decreasing development time through model-predicted anode potential
TABLE 8: Battery Costing and Cost Reduction
Wenzel Prochazka, PhD, AVL List GmbH
- Housing technologies and the greatest opportunities for cost reduction
- Batteries as structural vehicle parts: what is the offset value?
- Cost analysis methodology: Experiences with early cost engineering within the development process
TABLE 9: The Future of 12V Batteries
Christoph Fehrenbacher, Executive Director, European Technical Center, A123 Systems
- Changing requirements driven by higher power net availability needs for (partly) autonomous driving vehicles and vehicle electrification
- Will the 48V battery replace the 12V battery?
- What are the best-suited battery technologies to meet future requirements?
- What will be the impact of legislation (EU REACH and ELV directive)?
TABLE 10: Battery and Infrastructure Strategy for the European High-Volume BEV Market
Roland Matthe, Technical Fellow Battery System & Manager, Electrification Architecture, Engineering Propulsion Systems, Opel Automobile GmbH
- Large high-power batteries and high-power charge (up tp 350 kW) versus high-volume and moderate energy and power battery with normal charge (AC und up to 50 kW)
- Can batteries charged at very high rates be durable and affordable?
- Do Automotive OEMs and battery suppliers work in the same direction?
- EV Charging infrastructure, Smart Grid, renewable electric power generation – A win, win, win situation?
- How can the economics work to create a sustainable (profitable) market for EV in Europe?
TABLE 11: 2nd-Life Application of Automotive Li-Ion Battery Packs after Vehicle End-of-Life: Drivers and Restraints
Soeren Striepe, Senior Manager R&D, Magna International
- Collection, logistics, and re-manufacturing challenges
- Battery durability and state-of-health intelligence
- Standardization in a multiplayer and global application landscape
- Safety, product liability and warranty considerations
- Technical applicability of batteries specifically designed for mobile applications to specific stationary energy storage needs
- Cost competitiveness compared to new batteries.