Governments across the globe and international automakers alike have recently become more bullish on the future of electrified transportation. Consequently, the technological development needed to support vehicle electrification must keep pace with rising
expectations – batteries with enhanced performance, durability, cost, and abuse tolerance are indeed crucial to the viability of each of the hybrid/electric vehicle powertrains. AABC was founded to review the status of automotive battery technology
and provide informed glimpses into the future. The AABC 2019 program will uncover the underlying technical and business issues that will impact the pace and path of vehicle electrification worldwide. Lithium-Ion batteries are the chief candidate for
most xEV applications. Yet, for each of them, some fundamental questions remain:
- What are their specific anode, cathode, and electrolyte chemistries?
- Which cell design?
- Which pack design?
- Which suppliers?
- At what cost?
- In what volume for each category?
These questions will be addressed at AABC 2019, where chief battery technologists will present their development trends and projected battery needs, and key suppliers will present their latest offerings and
roadmaps for the future.
OEMs and battery developers presenting this year include: A123 Systems, ACTIA, BMW, Daimler, FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, PolyPlus, Proterra, SAFT, SolidEnergySystems, Toshiba, Toyota, TransPower, Volkswagen, and more.
"Not just the hype you sometimes get in purely research conferences."
- Stanley Whittingham, PhD, Binghamton University
"It's really the whole ecosystem of the battery world. We find it extremely valuable."
- Ted Miller, Ford Motor Company
"The AABC meeting is what I consider the premier automotive battery meeting in the world."
- Greg MacLean, PhD, General Motors