Business & Technology Insight Forums
On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage
10 - 12 June 2019 | Novi, Michigan, USA

China: EV Technology Roadmap - On-Road, Off-Road & Aircraft


10 June / Morning

This forum is intended for those who already understand the basics of EV powertrains: 48V mild hybrid, parallel and series full hybrid, including fuel cell hybrid and pure electric. The forum goes deeper into the markets but particularly the technology. It helps you to understand how EV technology will reflect changing choices of vehicle. For example, the move to cities and internet shopping will reduce car demand and increase demand for pure electric delivery trucks. Pollution means even the largest delivery trucks are electrifying and fuel cell versions are currently winning here. There are ten times as many trucks as buses in the world so trucks will, at last, come center stage in EV technology applications. Aircraft and the construction/agriculture/mining sector will become large, exceptionally profitable EV markets with special technological requirements. There will be three times as many solar robot weeders as e-bikes in the world and the largest, most expensive EV powertrains on land will be in mining. Overlaid on all this is the evolution that applies to all of them such as proliferation of self-powered sensors, batteries becoming less of the cost and new types of proliferating motor-generators and power electronics becoming much more of the cost. The transition from components-in-a-box to structural electronics, electrics, magnetics and optics also applies to everything. Learn who, where, why, when and how, including the vital position of China in all this.

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Forum 1 / Agenda

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 1.00pm - 2.00pm


  • 9:00am - 9:30am
  • Registration
  • 9:30am - 9:55am

Geography & Demographics. National Plans. Global Initiatives: Silk Road, Africa.

    How China controls both supply and demand and changes in that support have dramatic impacts on rollouts in China. Example, HEVs. Huge companies created. Example leveraging EV and zero emission microgrid capability: BYD. Foreign participation in China market: sharing of key technologies batteries, motors, electronics. EV related acquisitions by Chinese companies for foreign brands, technologies and routes to market. Examples Geely, Wianxiang and others.
  • 9:55am - 10:20am

China - The World Class Innovator

    Examples Pavenergy solar roads with auto deice and charging vehicles at speed, Hanergy energy independent solar cars, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation "Rainbow" giant solar drone at 20,000 meters, Chinese Academy of Sciences triboelectrics, hub motors in volume: BYD. Why.
  • 10:20am - 10:45am

China Needs EVs. Air Pollution. Land Pollution. Industrial Needs & Policies

    Exporting aspirations. Status and future of transportation, aviation, construction, agriculture, mining and other relevant industries in China. Electric bikes peaked some time ago - why. Exports not compensating - where, why. Electric bikes: the party is over, why, impact. Scooters, maxi scooters and motorcycles in China. Restrictions, alternatives, technology, sales, forecasts.
  • 10:45am - 11:15am
  • Networking break
  • 11:15am - 11:40am

Cars & Car-Like Three- & Four-Wheel Vehicles In Farms & Elsewhere

    Technology, sales, forecasts 48V mild hybrid, full hybrid, pure electric and energy independent electric vehicles EIEV in China.
  • 11:40am - 12:05pm

Buses, Trucks, Off-Road Vehicles & Aircraft.

    Urban bus electrification nearly complete. One million school buses (or is it more?) and most trucks are yet to be electrified. Why? When? Technology, sales, forecasts including supercapacitor buses, battery policy.
  • 12:05pm - 12:30pm

Batteries & Supercapacitors In China.

    Attitudes, innovation, restrictions on lead acid batteries. Progress from LFP to higher energy density. How? Why?
  • 12:30pm - 1:00pm

CONCLUSIONS & QUESTIONS

  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Lunch & Networking

Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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