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On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage
3 - 4 December 2019 | Stuttgart, Germany

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

Forum 5 | 4 December | 12:45pm-3:00pm

Lithium-ion battery reduction and elimination: top up charging at speed, including from solar and piezoelectric roads, substitution by fuel cells, new batteries, two routes to 100Wh/kg supercapacitors. Lithium-ion recycling and reuse.
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 5 | 4 December | 12:45pm-3:00pm

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

  • 11:30am - 12:45pm
  • Registration, Lunch & Networking
  • 12:45pm - 12:50pm


Compiled by Luke Gear, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • 12:50pm - 1:10pm

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.
  • 1:10pm - 1:35pm

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?
  • 1:35pm - 2:00pm

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.
  • 2:00pm - 2:10pm
  • Break
  • 2:10pm - 2:25pm

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.
  • 2:20pm - 2:40pm

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
  • 2:40pm - 3:00pm

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.
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm
  • Networking Break & Registration

Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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