Audi, Leclanché, NASA, CATL and Mercedes-Benz confirmed to speak

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Excitement is building in anticipation for the 2019 as the first high-level speakers have been confirmed, with more added to the programme each week. The Battery Show Conference Europe, co-located with Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference Europe, addresses the most pressing and pervasive challenges within the battery and electric vehicle industries today. They mark a unique opportunity for anyone working in or connected to these industries to discover the very latest developments and hear from those at the vanguard of industry evolution.

Expert speakers from organisations including Audi, Leclanché, NASA Johnson Space Center, Mercedes-Benz, Airbus, and Williams Advanced Engineering are billed to share their insights at The Battery Show Conference Europe. At Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference, speakers from Hyundai Motor Europe, the mobility and transport segment of the European Commission, BAIC Motor Company and TU Delft are among those confirmed to discuss hot industry topics, prominent pain points and significant current and predicted developments.

The conferences will continue to build on the most popular topics of 2018, from the short-term gains that can be achieved in battery performance and lifetime through the design and assembly, BMS and charging of battery packs to broad challenges in the supply chain for electric and hybrid vehicles. Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference keeps delegates informed of advancements in this rapidly evolving industry – an objective it achieves by comparing recent developments in vehicles of this kind and discussing in detail the latest technologies and solutions intended to optimise H/EV vehicles, plus the impact these changes will have on different elements of the supply chain.

Topics in focus across the conference include market trends and growth opportunities; realising a European-based battery value chain; application trends; the fast-charging trade-off; extending battery life through battery management system innovation; future-proofing 12V, lead-acid, lithium and alternative technologies; the future of electric vehicles in the connected, autonomous world of Mobility as a Service (MaaS); pushing the limits of lithium-ion cell development; the current and future role of China in the EV market; powertrain efficiency; and hybrid powertrains for commercial vehicles.

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 The 2019 event will also see the return of the popular interactive platform Slido, plus a full day of conference workshops ahead of the main event on Monday 6 May. Workshop themes connected to electric vehicles include fast charging and XFC infrastructure evolution and impact, plus V2G technology, while themes related to battery developments include preventing thermal runaway in battery pack design, and reducing cost and improving speed to market through virtual battery design and simulation.