19, 20, 21 June 2018
Cambridge, UK

Wolfson College, Cambridge

Electric Vehicles: New Material & Component Opportunities


  • What new materials and components are needed and why
  • Latest progress with these enabling technologies including suppliers and technical progress
  • Ten year forecast for each technology
  • Unmet needs

In the process of electrification of vehicles there is plenty of room for innovation. Petrol car components and systems have evolved during the last 100 years and whilst electric vehicles have been developed for the last 30 years or so, they are still far of being optimized. New materials have been developed recently that are opening new possibilities for new concepts for better performance components. This forum explores the evolution of these developments and what could be their impact on future automotive concepts.

Electric vehicles will need new components and new materials given that the energy source, drive trains, motors and control systems are completely different to conventional vehicles. This forum will explore the opportunities for new materials and components, covering each of the main categories as follows:

What you will learn?

  • Electric motors
  • Range extenders
  • Regenerative braking
  • Energy harvesting, such as thermoelectrics, shock absorbers and conformal PV
  • Thermal materials
  • Energy storage: batteries and supercapacitors
  • Charging systems and charging infrastructure, including wireless charging
  • Light weight and structural functional materials
  • Technologies and systems for autonomous vehicles
  • 3D printing

Attendees will learn about the requirement from vehicle makers based on their vehicle development roadmaps, current state of the technology, suppliers, development trends and areas of focus and undersupplied development areas. In addition, ten year forecasts will be provided for some of the key sectors above, allowing you to quantify your opportunity.

This forum covers:

  • The use and impact of emerging technologies such as energy harvesting, supercapacitors, power train systems, wireless sensors and wireless systems and technologies for autonomous vehicles
  • Latest progress with these enabling technologies including suppliers and technical progress
  • Unmet needs

For those attending.

  • The PDF files of the presentations will be available to download from this website after the sessions are ended.


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Report Package

Forum 4 / Agenda

20 June / Afternoon

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 13:00-14:00


  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch, Networking & Registration
    For The Afternoon Session
  • 14:00 - 14:10

Introduction

  • 14:10 - 14:40

Electric Car Power Train Trajectories & The Implications For Components

Compiled by IDTechEx Research Team: Franco Gonzalez, Principal Analyst

  • What particular powertrains are becoming adopted in the market
  • Is there any convergence to a specific powertrain
  • Regional analysis of powertrain evolution: Asia, Europe and North America
  • 14:40 - 15:10

Energy Storage Technologies & Materials

Compiled by IDTechEx Research Team: Franco Gonzalez, Principal Analyst

  • Advanced Lithium ion: Technologies and Players
  • Beyond Li ion: Technologies and Players
  • Fuel cell technology developments: risks and challenges
  • Supercapacitors
  • 15:10 - 15:40

Range Extenders & Next Generation Charging Technologies

Compiled by IDTechEx Research Team: Franco Gonzalez, Principal Analyst

  • What is the current state of range extenders
  • At which point battery development will make range extenders redundant
  • Fast charging vs range extension
  • State of deployment of charging infrastructure
  • 15:40 - 15:55
  • Networking Break
  • 15:55 - 16:25

Energy Independent Vehicles: Technology Disruption

Compiled by IDTechEx Research Team: Franco Gonzalez, Principal Analyst

  • What are energy independent vehicles
  • Technologies and Players
  • Potential disruption in EV ecosystem
  • 16:25 - 16:45

Electric Motors & Power Electronics

Compiled by IDTechEx Research Team: Franco Gonzalez, Principal Analyst

  • Electric Motors technologies and trends
  • Power electronics: technologies and trends
  • 16:45 - 17:05

Light Weight & Structural Materials For Vehicles

Compiled by IDTechEx Research Team: Franco Gonzalez, Principal Analyst

  • Overview of composite material and lightweight metal markets
  • Outlook for their roles within the automotive sector
  • Specific opportunities within electric vehicles
  • 17:05 - 17:30

Technologies & Systems For Autonomous Vehicles

Compiled by IDTechEx Research Team: Aman Atak, Technology Analyst

  • Electric motors
  • Range extenders
  • Regenerative braking
  • Energy harvesting, such as thermoelectrics, shock absorbers and conformal PV
  • Thermal materials
  • Energy storage: batteries and supercapacitors
  • Charging systems and charging infrastructure, including wireless charging
  • Light weight and structural functional materials
  • Technologies and systems for autonomous vehicles
  • 3D printing
  • 17:30 - 17:50
  • Conclusions & Questions With IDTechEx
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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