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

Electric Vehicle Batteries: What's Now, What's Next, Can They be Eliminated?

Forum 5 | 12 June | Morning

The energy storage solution employed for EVs is often the most discussed, given the significance, the cost and the rate of change. There are many competitive technologies both trying to enhance Li-ion batteries or displace them. This session will benchmark batteries and supercapacitors and give a granular outlook for all the competitive materials being proposed.

Given the technical and economic challenges associated with a battery, particularly in very demanding scenarios, there is a trend to minimise or even remove the need for these batteries. This session will look at the routes and case studies into battery-elimination.
Each session will be delivered by IDTechEx analysts who have conducted the underlying research. This research is based on interviews with key players, extensive travel for global conference and events, as well as visiting prominent players in this area. The classes will include technical introductions, benchmarking studies, value chain analysis, case studies, key player analysis, current market analysis, and a global outlook. The slides will be provided to the attendees and there will be time allotted for Q&A and audience networking.

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Forum 5 | 12 June | Morning

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

  • 9:00am - 9:30am
  • Registration
  • 9:30am - 9:35am


Compiled by Luke Gear, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • 9:35am - 10:00am

Materials for Li-ion

Compiled by Luke Gear, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Cathode materials (LCO, NMC, LFP, NCA).
  • Anode materials (graphite, LTO, Silicon, Lithium Metal).
  • Electrolytes.
  • Inactive materials.
  • 10:00am - 10:25am

Advanced Li-ion & Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Compiled by Luke Gear, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to what is 'advanced' LiB.
  • New materials and trends for LiB.
  • LiB chemistry snapshots through 2029.
  • Batteries for electric vehicle markets.
  • End-of-life: What Happens to Electric Vehicles' batteries?
  • 10:25am - 10:45am

Post-Li-ion batteries

Compiled by Luke Gear, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Today's commercial Li-ion alternatives.
  • What constitutes a 'post' LiB?
  • Promising post-LiB such as Li-Sulphur and Sodium-ion. What are the challenges to overcome and opportunities?
  • Promising applications for post-LiB.
  • 10:45am - 11:15am
  • Networking break
  • 11:15am - 11:40am

Elimination of Li-ion?

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • Why use less or no lithium-ion battery?
  • Why changing anode, cathode, electrolyte and format while scaling up output tenfold breaks a basic rule of manufacturing.
  • 11:40am - 12:05pm

Top Up Charging: Making Batteries Smaller

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • Top up charging options: roadside, intermittent catenary, gantry, rail-in-road, solar bodywork, wind turbine on vehicle.
  • A look at experiences from Uganda to Sweden, France to Canada, China and more.
  • 12:05pm - 12:30pm

What Comes Next with Supercapacitors

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • In 2012, lithium-ion batteries were selling well with only 100Wh/kg. Now there are two routes to that energy density with inherently safer, longer-lived, less toxic supercapacitor variants.
  • Understand pseudocapacitance with non-flammable aqueous electrolytes and boosting hybrid supercapacitors with carbon nanotubes and lithium titanate nanoparticles. Both should give better cycle life and other benefits: where, when? Will we get the no-battery urban bus charging its supercapacitors in minutes as the researchers claim? When?
  • Status of work at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nippon Chemi-Con, Kinetic Laboratories, Imperial College London etc.
  • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
  • Questions & Answers
    followed by networking and lunch
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Lunch

Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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