Batteries for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Cambridge EnerTech’s

Batteries for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

October 30-31, 2019

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 addition, this track will cover the latest developments in advanced batteries to be commercialized within the light and heavy-duty transportation battery market while assessing consumer demand and competing technologies, and exploring how to overcome the challenges to commercialization.

Final Agenda

Wednesday, October 30

13:00 Registration


14:15 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

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

14:20 EDV, Battery, and Materials Business Possibility in China after 2020

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

Since China occupied a half of the worldwide EDV market, the present status and future possibility of the Chinese EDV market has become the hottest issue. This presentation will try to cover both the technical development and Chinese EDV battery material market, and the future strategies of the Chinese battery maker. Also, the leading OEM and EDV product development and policies will be included.

14:45 Latest Analysis of xEV and LIB Battery Technology and Market Trends

Takeshi Miyamoto, Senior Vice President, B3 Corporation

15:10 Effect of Li-Ion Chemistry Global Split on Raw Materials: Past, Present, and Future

Nicolo Campagnol, PhD, Senior Knowledge Analyst, Basic Materials Institute, McKinsey & Company

The demand for nickel, cobalt, and lithium from batteries and other applications is compared with proprietary supply forecasts for each of them. Insight into potential price regimes, raw materials specs, and global logistics will be presented.

15:35 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

16:10 Key Development in International xEVs

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

The presentation will assess the growth of the xEV and xEV-battery market by vehicle architecture and geographical region. It will review key battery designs and value-proposition enhancements against market requirements and consumer expectations.

16:50 Global EV Market Growth Forecast and Leading Battery Manufacturer’s Strategy

Kenny Kim, CEO, SNE Research

The presentation will discuss: 1) EV market driven by each car OEM: VW, Volvo, BMW, Renault Nissan, Toyota, etc.; 2) key battery production expansion and strategy: LG Chemical, CATL, BYD, SK Innovation, Panasonic; and 3) battery cost analysis and profitability by maker and by battery type.

17:15 Q&A

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

19:00 Close of Day

Thursday, October 31

8:30 Morning Coffee


9:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

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

9:05 Talk Title to be Announced

Heinz-Willi Vassen, Director, C/EE Development Electric/Electronics, Audi (China) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.

9:30 Batteries for the Chinese xEV Market

Mike O’Kronley, Executive Director - Corporate Strategy, A123 Systems

9:55 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 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 grouped in 8 high level attributes. The integrated system performance values in cell, mechanical and electrical system are pointed out to support development programs. With a special focus on safety systems three exemplary vehicles are compared, the Tesla Model 3, Nio ES8 and Audi etron.

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

11:00 EVs That Even Climate Change Deniers Will Agree Are More Convenient than Gas Cars

Jarvis Tou, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Products, Enevate Corporation

Unlike powder-based graphite anodes or silicon technologies which involve adding silicon-containing additives to graphite-dominant anodes, Enevate’s silicon-dominant technology offers many unique benefits for Electric Vehicles (EVs) including high energy density, greater than 4C extreme fast charge, wide temperature operation, and safety. Data showing the benefits and the applicability to acceleration of electrification of the fleet will be shown.

11:25 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

11:50 Battery Development for Electric Vehicle and Expectation for the Future

Yoshiaki Nitta, Nissan

12:15 Q&A

12:45 Networking Lunch

13:30 Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


14:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Michael Fetcenko, Chairman of the Board, Sion Power

14:05 Lithium-Ion Battery Material Strategy and Proposal for a Healthy Growth

Sachiya Inagaki, General Manager & Seoul Branch Office Manager, Yano Research Institute Ltd

Demand of LiB cell and its material is increasing a lot recently, thanks to expansion of xEV market. However, this demand is based on government policy and subsidies and it is difficult to say that generally, people do not want to have an EV because EVs have less merits to buy in comparison to existing ICEs. Then, there should be a variety of vehicles which utilize characteristics of EV and its material also should be diversified. We will propose such kind of material strategy based on our forecast of the EV market.

14:30 Multi-Battery Systems – Defining the Role of Low-Voltage Energy Storage across the Electrification Spectrum

Craig Rigby, Vice President Technology, Power Solutions, Clarios (formerly Johnson Controls)

As automotive electrification strategies continue to evolve, multi-battery systems that include a lithium-ion battery paired with a 12-volt battery are becoming commonplace. While much of the attention is focused on 48-volt or high-voltage lithium-ion batteries, the role of the 12-volt battery in this system continues to be critical to vehicle operation. From basic vehicle functions to safety-critical power needs, this presentation will discuss the evolving requirements for 12-volt batteries in multi-battery systems and provide perspective on a portfolio of solutions.

14:55 Toyota FCV Activities Targeting a Low Carbon Society

Taiyo Kawai, Project General Manager, R&D Division, Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota has been developing fuel cell technology for over 25 years. We launched the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle, the Toyota Mirai, in 2014 in Japan and 2015 in the US, and have now over 8,500 in operation worldwide. We are also working on the Sora bus and a medium-duty delivery truck in Japan, and a Class 8 heavy-duty truck in the US, among other activities. Fuel cells are a key technology for decarbonizing transportation and an early step to integrate hydrogen in a decarbonized economy as a whole.

15:20 Networking Refreshment Break


15:50 Quasi-Solid-State LIB Technology to Realize a 100Wh-Class Safe Battery Exhibiting an Energy Density of 600 Wh/L for Mobility and Industrial Applications

Kohei Honkura, PhD, Senior Researcher, Energy Storage Research Department, Center for Technology Innovation-Materials, Hitachi, Ltd. Research & Development Group

Hitachi has been developing lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for mobility and industrial uses and focusing on developments of technologies to solve major issues of LIBs: safety, energy density, and lifetime. In this presentation, we will introduce our recent progress on the development of a high capacity (100Wh) and high energy density (600 Wh/L) LIBs by employing quasi-solid-state electrolyte for ensuring their safety.

16:15 Ultra-High Energy Battery Performance Enabled through Metallic Li Anode Cell Designs for Aerospace Applications

Michael Fetcenko, Chairman of the Board, Sion Power

Sion Power has a long history in the development of Li-sulfur chemistry for high energy aerospace applications. We have applied our long experience with metallic Li anodes to replace sulfur with Li-ion cathodes such as NCM, NCA, and achieved 500 Wh/kg, 1000 Wh/L with long cycle life and outstanding safety. We have a technology roadmap to achieve 630 Wh/kg, 1300 Wh/L.

16:40 Thermal and Stress Analysis of a Battery Pack for a Lightweight Sports Car

Takuya Saeki, Application Engineer, Battery Applications, Siemens PLM Software

Physically developing and performing trials on new battery compositions and cooling strategies is an expensive and resource-intensive process that only large, funded organizations and laboratories have the facilities to perform successfully. We will address how simulation would assist in minimizing the research, analysis, and experiments to analyze the behavior of battery systems where there is need for strongly coupled resolution of flow, heat transfer, electrochemistry, and stress due to expansion and contraction during operation to provide the best possible prediction.

17:05 Q&A

17:30 Closing Remarks

17:35 Close of Conference