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Conference Overview 2018

Building on the outstanding launch of the European show in April 2017, and the recent eighth edition of the established and highly successful North American event; The Battery Show Conference co-located with Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference Europe, is returning to Germany (Hanover, 15 – 17 May 2018). Combining the largest supply chain exhibition of its kind in Europe with an expert-led conference that delivers insight into key business and technical challenges while framing the commercial opportunities currently facing global OEMs, battery manufacturers, components providers,  stationary storage systems and their supply chains.

New for 2018: Building on the highly successful multi-track format of recent years, the 2018 event will include more diverse session formats, audience interactivity features, a day of pre-conference workshops on Monday 14 May, 2018 followed by an expanded conference agenda with three-tracks over the course of three-days.

Key themes to be addressed at The Battery Show Conference Europe:

  • Preparing the battery sector for global regulatory challenges, tech trends and commercial opportunities
  • Designing batteries for autonomous and assisted driving vehicles
  • Which cell materials are set to dominate and what chemistries lie beyond li-ion?
  • Reducing cost and improving quality through cell and battery pack manufacturing
  • What does 48V mean for battery requirements and what are the limitations?
  • Innovative battery design and integration and battery management systems
  • Expedited commercialization – advancing new technology faster and at lower cost
  • The similarities, differences, and advanced technologies of bus and commercial fleet batteries
  • Managing the second life, end of life, and whole lifecycle of the battery
  • Taking battery technology from the sky and the racing track to the passenger vehicle

Key themes to be addressed at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference Europe:

  • EV and hybrid future market trends
  • Implications of autonomous vehicles for the EV automotive supply chain
  • Next-generation powertrain technologies
  • 48 voltage systems integration and components for mild hybrids
  • Thermal management in the electric vehicle
  • Transferring hybrid and EV vehicle technology from the racetrack to the road
  • Latest electric and hybrid propulsion powertrain technologies from the aerospace industry
  • Cost efficiency of hybrid and electric deployments for fleets
  • Latest technologies driving mass deployment of hybrid and electric buses
  • Electric vehicles for off-road construction, agriculture, and mining

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