Batteries for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Batteries for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

October 17-18, 2018


Governmental policies and technological advances are catalyzing progress in vehicle electrification across the globe, and battery technology advances are key to commercial success. Hybrid and zero-emission EVs for the mass automotive market, as well as light and heavy-duty applications, present great commercial opportunities for advanced high-energy batteries. In this year’s Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Asia, vehicle and battery technologists and business development professionals from the industry will review:


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Final Agenda

Wednesday, October 17



14:00 Chairperson’s Introduction: xEV Market Expansion

Menahem Anderman, PhD, President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

14:10 Toyota’s Views on Electrification of Major World Vehicle Markets

Michael Lord, Executive Engineer, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, NA

In the race towards electrified transportation, multiple regional and national policies are pushing and pulling OEM product strategies, often in different directions. Every OEM is looking to align electrified product strategy, not just with these policies, but also market conditions. This presentation will review Toyota’s view on this topic and will touch upon worldwide sales trends, our expectations of market pull for different xEV technologies, and what the future might have in store.

14:35 Key Factors Affecting xEV Implementation

Ted Miller, Senior Manager of Energy Storage Strategy and Research, Ford Motor Company

Vehicle electrification is now occurring apace due to a variety of factors, including regulatory pressure, environmental concerns, and customer preference. There are key economic and technical enablers in play that are helping to usher xEV implementation. However, barriers to universal adoption remain. This presentation will consider what’s working (enablers), such as increasing fuel cost and air quality concerns, as well as technical successes, including lower battery cost, increased energy density, and fast charging. Among the barriers, or what’s not working, considered are vehicle package compromise, low temperature operating penalty, materials cost, etc.

15:00 Global xEV Market and Supply-Chain Development

Wolfgang Bernhart, PhD, Senior Partner/Automotive, Roland Berger GmbH

  • Outlook xEV and respective battery market: scenarios for China, J/K, USA, EU and ROW
  • Technology Roadmap and cost drivers 
  • OEM strategies on packs, modules, cells
  • Securing raw material prices and sustainability 
  • Implications for players in the value chain

15:25 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

16:05 Key Issues in Promotion of Chinese Plug-In Vehicles and the Differences between Chinese NEVs and Those in the Rest of the World

Mark Lu, PhD, Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

In the past 5 years, the Chinese xEV market has become the biggest plug-in vehicle market in the world. Compared to the US, the promotion of Chinese New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) covers a number of key issues like policies, subsidies and regional promotions. Therefore, this presentation will highlight the differences between Chinese NEVs and those in the rest of the world. In addition, technical & industrial battery requests and the material supply-and-demand relationship will also be covered.

16:30 Latest Analysis of xEV and LIB Battery Technology and Market Trends

Hideo Takeshita, President and CEO, B3 Corporation

BEV/PHEV markets are continuing significant growth in these years with the future tighter environmental regulations as a background. B3 will present results for the latest status of the xEV market, examine the latest status of the LIB suppliers, and describe noteworthy moves including technology trends in this industry.

16:55 Global Leading Battery Manufacturers’ Growth and Competition in the EV Market

Kenny Kim, CEO, SNE Research

The presentation will cover:

  • The technical and business strategy of the top four xEV battery producers: Samsung SDI, LG Chemical, CATL and Panasonic.
  • Battery Supply Chain management and Profitability at present and the future.
  • Shortage situation of battery and material

17:20 Q&A

17:45 Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

18:45 Close of Day

Thursday, October 18

8:30 Morning Coffee


9:00 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Heinz-Willi Vassen, Director, C/EE Development Electric/Electronics, Audi China

9:05 Battery Development for the New Camry HV

Takanori Soejima, Assistant Manager, Battery Materials Engineering and Research Division, Toyota Motor Corporation

Shuta Ito, Assistant Manager, EHV Battery Design Division, Toyota Motor Corporation

The New Camry HV, released in 2017, introduced the lithium-ion battery with higher capability than those of the previous Camry HV. It also enables higher comfortableness for passengers by downsized package. We would discuss the development of the battery for the New Camry HV, including results from the safety and reliability evaluations.

9:30 Chinese Market Situation and its Impact on Battery Development

Heinz-Willi Vassen, Director, C/EE Development Electric/Electronics, Audi China

China is the main driver in the field of NEV with its rapid increasing competitor landscape and an “over regulated” market. The speech will focus on the challenges OEMs face in China NEV market to overcome the fast changing regulations and market demands, it will present an inside as well as an outlook on the battery development in China with its annual capacity update cycles and its assembly efficiency targets.

9:55 NEV Li-Ion Battery Technology Development for China and the Major World Markets

Keith Kepler, PhD, CTO, Farasis Energy, Inc.

The global trend of vehicle electrification is being driven by a variety of forces including regulatory pressure, environmental concerns and customer demand. How these forces influence OEM NEV product decisions vary from market to market as they try to best meet these requirements, preferably with a global strategy. Li-ion battery manufacturers need to consider the different priorities that emerge as they plan their technology development strategy. This presentation will give an overview of Li-ion battery technology development at Farasis to provide solutions for the global EV market.

10:20 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

10:50 Can Batteries Support Ambitious Vehicle Electrification?

Menahem Anderman, PhD, President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

This presentation will assess the battery technology that is necessary to power the expanding EV Market. It will show that while xEV market expansion is now unstoppable, the pace of growth for each of the of xEV architectures is tied to i) regional-government regulations, ii) battery and vehicle technology and cost development, and iii) consumer eagerness. Li-ion batteries have been on a continuous path of technology improvement and cost reduction for 27 years. We will explore how much further the technology can evolve and whether or not a shift to a different chemistry or a drastic change in electrolyte, anode, or cathode composition are feasible in the next 8-10 years.

11:25 New Laser Developments for EV Materials Processing

Shigeto Mizutani, Market Development Manager, Coherent Japan, Inc.

Laser has been expected as a cost- and energy-saving process tool that enables material processing more precise and faster. Batteries, especially for EV, are demanded to be lighter weight with higher capacity. Coherent is introducing new laser developments for EV materials processing utilizing the unique process expertise and know-how.

11:45 Continued Glimpses into xEV Batteries on the Market – AVL Series Battery Benchmarking

Wenzel Prochazka, Manager, Battery Benchmarking Program, AVL List GmbH

The Program provides a database for objective comparison in technical attributes as well as in engineering methodology with market competitors for clear system target definition of high performing, reliable and safe batteries. 270 different criteria are evaluated through AVL benchmarking metrics displayed in 8 high level attributes. The found integrated system performance values in cell, mechanical and electrical system are pointed out to support current and future development programs. Example vehicles are the Tesla Model 3, Volkswagen e-Golf and Chevrolet Bolt.

12:10 Q&A

12:35 Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing



14:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Mo-Hua Yang, General Manager, TD HiTech Energy, Inc.; President, EnergyBus e.V.

14:05 Advances in Development & Applications of BYD's Automotive & Specialty EV/PHEV's and Their Advanced Batteries

Hanwen Li, PhD, R&D Director, BYD

The global EV/PHEV market has been growing of the past two decades and will continue to do so. This presentation provides EV/PHEV market information as well as current battery development at BYD. This presentation will also cover research strategies to solve the technical challenges faced by high energy density batteries including the cathode, anode materials and electrolytes. Finally, this presentation will highlight the realistic future goals and market outlook for batteries at BYD.

14:30 Current Status & Trends of Advanced Batteries for New Energy Specialty Vehicles in China

Jiqiang Wang, PhD, Director Emeritus, Taijin Institute of Power Sources and China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS)
Yanlong Liu, General Secretary, Taijin Institute of Power Sources and China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS)
Chenwei Xiao, Manager, Taijin Institute of Power Sources and China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS)

EV/PHEV powered by lithium ion batteries have shown a significant forward development in China. It has been reported that there were production and sales of 794 and 777 thousand EV/PHEV units in 2017. The Li ion batteries for EV/PHEV reached 37GHh in total, among those, Li ion batteries with NMC reached 15.56GWh. In this case, energy density of practical Li ion battery (in cell level) reached more than 200Wh/kg. According to national technology roadmaps proposed in several key technology development plans, the energy density of advanced batteries will reach 300 Wh/kg (cell level) in 2020 and 400 Wh/kg in 2025, in addition the whole system cost will be reduced to equal or even less than 1 Yuan/Wh. In order to achieve the above goals, not only does the present technology need modifcation with increased safety and higher energy density, but there also needs to be a rapid increase in innovative research on key battery materials and new battery chemistries. Some recent R&D progress related to the above goals and more analysis of EV/PHEV market trends in China will be presented.

14:55 Honda Mobile Power Pack World Energy Innovation in Mobility and Living for the Sustainable Future

Minoru Noguchi, Manager, International Standardization Planning Department, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

There are concerns resulting from battery technology in which EVs are short-range, charge time is long, and vehicle cost is high. Honda thinks it rational to expand EVs from small vehicles which can be driven by small batteries. Using the mobile power pack as the core item, we will create a social system infrastructure including electric motorcycles, electric four-wheels, and portable power supplies. This system will make maximum use of renewable energy. This presentation will introduce necessary technologies as an example of a demonstration project developed in Asia.

15:50 Hitachi's R&D Challenges of High Performance Lithium Ion Batteries for Specialty Applications

Takefumi Okumura, PhD, Division Manager, Energy Storage Research Department, Center for Technology Innovation-Materials, Hitachi, Ltd. Research & Development Group

Hitachi has launched lithium ion batteries (LIBs) for use in hybrid delivery trucks, hybrid diesel trains, and hybrid electric vehicle. Major issues of the LIBs are improvements in energy density, safety, and lifetime. In this presentation, we will introduce recent R&D achievements, such as i) 320 Wh/kg-class high energy density LIB, ii) highly safe LIB employing hardly combustible electrolyte, and iii) life prediction model for enhancing the LIB's lifetime.

15:20 Networking Refreshment Break

16:15 Addressing Application Specific Challenges in the Design of Low Voltage Thermal Management Systems

Wei Qu, Director, Technical Account Management, Johnson Controls

Low voltage batteries must address the complexity of vehicle applications and requirements. Johnson Controls provides advanced system engineering capabilities to develop battery systems from requirement analysis, functional decomposition and thermal electrical life performance estimations.


16:40 Li-Ion Battery Development for LEV Applications - Market and Technology

Mo-Hua Yang, General Manager, TD HiTech Energy, Inc.; President, EnergyBus e.V.

In spite of the blooming of EVs, LEV (E-Bike) as E-personal mobility has received attention in the urban mobility for the first and last mile connection to the public transportation system. In order to overcome the material limitation in the further capacity increasing and keeping battery pack system cost down, a new format of standard Li-ion cell 21700 has been proposed by cell and EV manufacturers. The LEV market trend and 18650/21700 Li-ion cell development status will be discussed in this presentation.

17:05 Q&A

17:30 Closing Remarks

17:35 Close of Conference

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