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.