Cambridge EnerTech’s

xEV Battery Technology, Application, and Market

15-16 January 2020

Vehicle electrification is here and market expansion has started. Automakers are scrambling to develop the vehicles that will not only meet the upcoming stringent emission regulations, but also attract customers and provide viable financial return. What most affects the cost and performance of these upcoming xEVs is the battery. Consequently, battery developers and their supply chains are being challenged to step up and enhance performance, reduce pricing, and help automakers improve the vehicles’ value propositions and achieve profitability. Indeed, while graphite high-nickel NMC chemistry offers access to the widest range of applications, the many energy storage requirements for all the types of xEV architectures it is applied to create opportunities for multiple cell chemistries and cell and pack designs. In this conference: i) industry analysts will discuss vehicle- and battery-market trends; ii) vehicle and battery developers will discuss the chosen battery designs and present performance data for existing vehicles; iii) automakers will present vehicle development and energy storage requirements for future micro, mild, and strong hybrids, as well as PHEVs and Evs; and iv) battery developers will present the latest achievements in meeting the requirements of the various xEV architectures, including performance and life.

Preliminary Agenda

PLENARY SESSION: xEV Market Expansion

Session Chairperson: Menahem Anderman, PhD, President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

The Path to Zero-Emission Road Transport in Norway: Past Incentives and Future Goals

Sigve J. Aasebo, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

The Battery Market and Main Trends 2020-2030

Christophe Pillot, Director, Avicenne Energy

Cathode Market Expansion: Challenges and Opportunities

Tom van Bellinghen, Marketing & Sales Director, Rechargeable Battery Materials, Umicore

Sustainability in the Battery Value Chain

Jonas Augustin, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

The Big Question about PHEV vs. BEV – What Does the Actual Trend Suggest?

Victor Irle, Market Analyst,

Chinese xEV Market: Vehicle, Battery, and Materials Impact

Mark Lu, PhD, Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, ITR, Taiwan

xEV Battery Technology

Session Chairperson: Matthias Ulrich, PhD, Head of Battery Cell Development, Center of Excellence – Battery Cell, Volkswagen AG

Renault EV and Its Battery Evolution

Masato Origuchi, Electrical Energy Storage System Expert, Renault

The Battery System for Volkswagen's New Electric Platform MEB

Holger Manz, PhD, Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply and High Voltage Systems, Volkswagen AG

EV Battery Benchmarking

Wenzel Prochazka, PhD, Senior Product Manager, Global Battery Competence Team, AVL List GmbH

Lithium-Ion Battery for Future Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Perspectives

Wonhee Jeong, PhD, Leader, BEV Cell Development Team, LG Chem

Northvolt Battery Technology Roadmap

Mark Ellis, Technical Lead Automotive, Battery Systems, Northvolt AB

Batteries for Low-Voltage Hybrids

Session Chairperson: Eckhard Karden, PhD, Technical Expert for Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Ford Aachen

Talk Title to be Announced

Christian Rosenkranz, PhD, Vice President Start-Stop Engineering & EMEA, Clarios

Low-Voltage Systems with Li-Ion Batteries

Ian Braime, A123 Systems

xEV Batteries Future Outlook

Li-Ion Battery Innovation Roadmap

Chloe Holzinger, Senior Research Associate, Energy Department, Lux Research

xEV Battery Logistics

Session Chairperson: Roland Matthé, Technical Fellow Battery Systems & Electrification Architecture, Engineering Propulsion Systems, Opel Automobile GmbH

CO2-Neutral Battery Production in Europe – How to Make It Happen

Robert Stanek, Partner, E-Mobility, P3 Automotive GmbH

Electrification at Opel – From BEV and PHEV to Intelligent Charging Infrastructure and Reuse of xEV Batteries

Roland Matthé, Technical Fellow Battery Systems & Electrification Architecture, Engineering Propulsion Systems, Opel Automobile GmbH

Sustainability of EV Batteries: It Starts with Raw Materials

Guido M Dona, Director, Planning & Strategy, Arkema

PLENARY SESSION: xEV Life and Reliability

Session Chairperson: Falko.Schappacher, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors, MEET Battery Research Center, University of Muenster

Development and Validation of xEV Battery Life Models

Veronica Obersteiner, AVL List GmbH

Li-Ion Battery Life in xEV Applications

Falko.Schappacher, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors, MEET Battery Research Center, University of Muenster

For more details on the conference, please contact:

Menahem Anderman

Conference Chairman, Advanced Automotive Battery Conference

Advisor, Cambridge EnerTech

Cambridge EnerTech

Phone: (+1) 707-971-7550


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:


Companies A-O

Sherry Johnson

Senior Business Development Manager

Cambridge EnerTech

Phone: (+1) 781-972-1359


Companies P-Z

Nate Dupler

Business Development Manager

Cambridge EnerTech

Phone: (+1) 781-247-6296

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