2017 Archived Content
The 17th annual AABC event brought together 600 delegates from 20 vehicle OEMs, more than 30 battery manufacturers, and other key representatives of the battery supply chain for stimulating discussions and candid conversations on the future of automotive energy storage and vehicle electrification. AABC will continue to attract international thought leaders and chief battery technologists from major automobile makers and their suppliers to discuss key issues impacting the technology and market of advanced vehicles and the batteries that will power them. As the electric vehicle market expands amid increasing pressure from looming regulatory deadlines, the need to develop batteries with better performance and lower cost has never been stronger. AABC is committed to providing an invaluable opportunity to delve into these challenges, discuss breakthroughs and best practices, and learn from the researchers and engineers who are bringing these technologies forward to consumers.
» Lead-Based Battery Technological Advances & New Applications
» Get Informed of the Challenges and Prospects of Supplying Raw Materials to the Fast-Growing xEV-Battery Industry
» Network with Battery Technologists from More than 20 Top Automotive OEMs
2017 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
» Assessment of the Current xEV & xEV-Battery Markets and Future Trends
» xEV-Battery Technology Updates [Beijing EV, BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota]
» Battery Safety Testing: Materials, Cells, Packs, and In-Vehicle
» Global Automotive Cell Manufacturing Costs & Considerations
» Beyond Lithium Ion – Solid-State Systems and Li Metal Challenges & Opportunities
2017 Plenary Keynote Session: xEV and xEV-Battery Market
Meeting ZEV and Customer Requirements
Michael Lord, Executive Engineer, Product Regulatory Affairs/Environmental Regulation, Toyota Motor North America
California CO2 Reduction Targets
Mike McCarthy, CTO, ECARS, California Air Resources Board
The Continuously Evolving Status of the Chinese xEV Market, and a Strategic Analysis of the Top Battery Companies
Mark Lu, Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute
xEV Technologies to Reach ZEV Targets and Lower Fuel Consumption
Robert Bienenfeld, Assistant Vice President, Environment & Energy Strategy, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
xEV Expansion by World Region
Menahem Anderman, Ph.D., President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.
Present Status and Future Trend of LiB Cell and Material Market – How Manufacturers in Each Country/Region Should Do Business
Sachiya Inagaki, General Manager, Industrial Technology Unit, Yano Research Institute, Ltd.
“Not just the hype you sometimes get in purely research conferences.”
- Stanley Whittingham, Ph.D., Binghamton University
“It’s really the whole ecosystem of the battery world. We find it extremely valuable.”
- Ted Miller, Ford Motor Company
“It’s a great conference; it has a super-high bandwidth. You can learn a lot about what’s going on in the industry today.”
- Mark Verbrugge, Ph.D., General Motors R&D Center
Ride & Drive
Take a test drive of the 2017 Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles. The test drive is open to all attendees.
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Thank you for visiting our website for AABC 2018. The Call for Papers will open in November, but until then, I encourage you to mark your calendar for June 4-7, 2018 in San Diego.
- Menahem Anderman, Conference Chair