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

Energy Harvesting for Wireless Electronics & Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIEV)


11 June / Morning

Energy harvesting for electronics, electrics, electromechanics and Energy Independent Electric Vehicles EIEV: solar skin and on-board wind technologies, triboelectrics, thermoelectics, electrodynamics, dielectric elastomer generators, RF scavenging reinvented.

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 3 / Agenda

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


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

Needs & Overview Of Options From Microwatts To Megawatts.

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

    Ubiquitous sensors, actuators, lighting, thermal management etc. in electric vehicles land, water and air need electricity made where it is needed. So does traction power. Options: energy harvesting from ambient energy using on-board equipment or regeneration. Examples: energy harvesting of motion: suspension, tires, bodywork, waves, tide, thermals, aircraft descent, wind for land vehicles, boats, aircraft, regenerative braking. Energy harvesting of heat or UV, IR, visible light.
  • 9:55am - 10:20am

Examples & Lessons Learn

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

    Toyota, INERGY, IFEVS, Hanergy, University of Wisconsin Madison. Komatsu, others. Technology options by power generated and by toxicity problems.
  • 10:20am - 10:45am

Airborne Wind Energy AWE With Tethered EV Drones Rising Through Still Air To Strong, Consistent Winds Above.

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

    Examples: US DOD drone on a Humvee to help reduce the 20% of deaths involved in supplying fuel to advancing warfighters. eWind and others serving farmers including powering ubiquitous agribots. Complementarity with solar agricultural data scouts, weeders, seeders etc.
  • 10:45am - 11:15am
  • Networking break
  • 11:15am - 11:50am

Technology Deep Dive

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

    Detailed options, progress and comparisons for electrodynamics, photovoltaics, piezoelectrics, thermoelectrics for sensors up to powering trucks. Examples: Orbital, Argonne National Laboratory, others.
  • 11:50am - 12:30pm

Technology Deep Dive (continues)

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

    Detailed options and comparisons for electrets, dielectric elastomer generators, triboelectrics, ambient RF harvesting. Examples: GeorgiaTech, Delft University of technology
  • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
  • Questions & Answers
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Lunch and Networking

Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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