xEV Battery Technology, Applications and Market


Increased government pressure for reduction in CO2 and pollutant emission, coupled with a significant improvement in the performance-to-cost ratio of automotive batteries, is accelerating the rate of xEV development across the globe. Second generation EV models from Tesla as well as major automakers have started to hit the market as automakers have a much more optimistic view of the marketability of battery powered EVs and are expanding their xEV development efforts.

This new situation has created significant opportunities for the xEV supply chain, but with those come notable risks. The carmakers’ and consumers’ expectations for lower pricing, longer driving range, and fast charge capability are all demanding and, of course, durability and safety cannot be sacrificed. We, at AABC, understand automotive battery requirements, including those for batteries with lower cost, higher energy density, wide operating temperature range, high power and ability to accept fast charge, and, of course, safety and durability. The opportunity is huge but so are the challenges — we have thus created a program that will help you follow the trends, the issues, and the directions adopted by key players.

Final Agenda


8:00 am Conference Registration & Morning Coffee



9:00 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Menahem Anderman, PhD, President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.


9:05 Vehicle Electrification: Opportunities and Challenges

Norman Lu, Senior Program Manager Powertrain, Powertrain Planning & Research, Toyota Motor North America

The past 10 years of the electrification movement focused on overcoming initial purchase challenges of price, electric range, and public charging infrastructure. In the next 10 years, numerous additional challenges from the full life cycle of electrified vehicles will become ever more significant towards their mass-market acceptance. Battery makers, OEMs, charging service providers, and electric utilities can work together to turn these challenges into opportunities to deliver a holistic customer experience through clean and smart collaboration between the energy and transportation industries.

9:25 Energy, Propulsion, and Sustainability – The New Watchwords in Automotive Powertrain

Ted Miller, Senior Manager of Energy Storage Strategy and Research, Ford Motor Company

As vehicle electrification becomes an increasingly important and influential part of the automotive landscape, automotive OEMs are undergoing a transition of powertrain research and engineering focus. While the internal combustion engine has arguably resulted in the greatest advancement in mobility during the past century, regulatory and societal desire for improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact has resulted in the present era of electrification. Improvements are still anticipated to increase internal combustion engine efficiency and further reduce emissions. However, the most dramatic gains will result from increased vehicle electrification. As such, traditional powertrain research is transitioning to comprehensive propulsion system optimization, with a keen focus on energy and sustainability.

9:45 California Emission Regulations and EV Market Expansion

Michael McCarthy, CTO ECARS, California Air Resources Board




11:00 xEV Market Expansion

Menahem Anderman, PhD, President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

This presentation will assess the expansion of the xEV market. It will show that while xEV market expansion is now unstoppable, the pace of growth for each of the xEV architectures is tied to i) regional-government regulations, ii) battery and vehicle technology and cost development, and iii) consumer eagerness. We will attempt to provide some likely scenarios and estimate the resulting battery and xEV markets.

11:20 xEV Expansion in China: Vehicle, Battery, and Materials Impact

Mark Lu, PhD, Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)




11:40 Latest Market Status and Forecast for Li-Ion Batteries

Hideo Takeshita, President and CEO, B3 Corporation

Almost 30 years have passed since the first LIB entered the market. After replacing NiMH/NiCd and starting MP for xEV/ESS, LIB moves into the 4th decade. B3 will provide this LIB industry’s real market information including supply/demand status and future forecast. Brief comments on the future of solid-state batteries will be also made.

12:00 pm The LiB-Industry: Status and Outlook

Wolfgang Bernhart, PhD, Senior Partner/Automotive, Roland Berger GmbH

The presentation will discuss: i) the outlook on demand and supply, ii) the current costs across the value chain – outlook 2025ff, iii) the cost reduction measures across the value chain, iv) the impact of recycling, v) the potential impact of fuel cell technology on cell demand 2025ff, and vi) the implications for the industry.

12:20 Q&A

12:40 Networking Lunch (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

1:25 Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)


2:20 Chairperson’s Remarks

Pablo Valencia, Senior Manager for Battery Lifecycle Management, Battery Systems Engineering, Battery Cell and Algorithms, General Motors

2:25 Balancing EV Battery Requirements: Life, Energy Density, Charge Rate and Cost

Andrew Oury, Global Lead Engineer – Power Battery Packs, General Motors

General Motors believes in an all-electric future with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. GM is pushing to launch 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023. With insight from GM’s experience with the Bolt EV, Mr. Oury will discuss balancing pack and cell requirements for life, energy density, charge rate, and cost for next-generation electric vehicles.

2:45 Rising to the Challenge: Rechargeable Battery SCiB™ with LTO Anode for LV-xEV Applications

Dai Yamamoto, PhD, Specialist, Battery Systems Division, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation

Toshiba has been supplying high power lithium-ion battery (SCiB™) with LTO anode for 12V mild hybrid applications, and also for other expanding applications. This presentation will introduce the newly developed battery cell and pack prototypes for 48V hybrid segment, which are not only compact and lightweight, but also capable of reducing CO2 emissions as shown in system simulations.

3:05 EV Battery Benchmarking

Wenzel Prochazka, PhD, Battery Manager, Battery Benchmarking Program, AVL List GmbH

3:25 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

4:20 Fast Charge Batteries with High Specific Energy for Electric Vehicle Application

Sujeet Kumar, CEO, Zenlabs Energy

Zenlabs has developed high specific energy (>300 Wh/kg) lithium-ion batteries integrating silicon-based anodes and nickel-rich nickel-cobalt-manganese oxide (NCM) cathodes. Our 300 Wh/kg pouch cells cycling at a 1C charge and 1C discharge rate have achieved over 500 cycles before reaching 90% capacity retention. Cells exhibit excellent fast charge capability enabled by porous electrodes and high conductivity electrolytes. This newly developed technology addresses two major barriers to mass adoption of EVs, namely, range anxiety and fast charge.

4:40 Single-Active-Material Silicon Battery Technology for EV Applications – Extreme Fast Charge with No Compromise

Benjamin Park, PhD, Founder & CTO, Enevate Corporation

Enevate’s pure silicon-dominant anode (>70% silicon) utilizes a self-standing active material film vs. powder mixtures of silicon and graphite. Unique properties of cells made using this technology include extreme fast charge with high energy density, wide temperature operation, and safety with the potential for bringing cell costs down. The mechanism for the cell operation as well as cell and anode design principles will be described.

5:00 Q&A

5:20 Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

6:30 Close of Day


8:30 am Continental Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Join your colleagues and fellow delegates over breakfast for a focused, informal discussion moderated by a member of our speaking faculty. A small group format allows participants to meet potential collaborators, share examples from their own work and discuss ideas with peers. Visit our website to see the full listing of topics and moderators.


9:30 Chairperson’s Remarks

Xiao Guang Yang, PhD, Battery Cell Supervisor, Ford Motor Company

9:35 For Service Replacement Needs for xEV Batteries After the End of Production

Xiao Guang Yang, PhD, Battery Cell Supervisor, Ford Motor Company

EV batteries must be designed not only to meet warranty and operational design life targets that are often 8-10 years, but provision must be made to have service replacement batteries available for as long as 10-15 years after the end of xEV battery and vehicle production. This paper describes the technical needs of a service replacement battery, as well as strategies for making them available for 10+ years after the end of battery cell and battery pack mass production.

9:55 Decision Support System for Quality Assurance in Battery Cell Production

Thomas Kornas, Technology Development Battery Cell, BMW Group

The development of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is facing challenges due to the high level of complexity and uncertainty in the manufacturing process. In particular, cause-effect-relationships (CERs) between process parameters have an influence on the quality of a manufactured cell and therefore strongly influence the ramp-up time for production plants. A Decision Support System (DSS) can be used to analyze and improve the production process of LIBs. The DSS is based on the application of multivariate statistical and machine learning approaches including correlation analysis, feature engineering and predictive analysis.

10:15 The Trends of Electric Drive Vehicles in India

Koji Tamenori, Chief Engineer – Department Manager, Advanced Product Planning, Honda Cars India Limited HGID

For the following reasons, India has had high expectations as the biggest BEV market. India is one of the few CAFE regulators introduced in Asia, and exhaust emissions are strictly regulated as in economically advanced countries. Exhaust gas regulation begin to regulate the BS 6 equal level as Euro 6b since 2020. CAFÉ regulation becomes stricter from 2022, and it will cut under 100 g in 2027. The hurdles of purchasing diesel vehicles from exhaust gas regulation have increased. It means the demand for HEV and BEV has increased in CAFE regulation. BEV is being introduced with incentives. BEV is required in the urban area as in economically developed countries, but there are unique features in how to use it. I will introduce how cars are used and the requirements of BEV in India.

10:35 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

11:35 Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicle Batteries for Enhanced Safety, Longevity, and Economics

Chris Mi, PhD, Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University

EV battery charging with wireless power transfer technology, which provides enhanced safety, reduce cost, improve reliability and longevity.

11:55 Battery Module Assembly Materials for Design and Safety Considerations

Aayush Shah, PhD, Engineer, PCB & Systems Assembly, The Dow Chemical Company

Engineers are continually focused on designing battery modules for optimal efficiency and performance. In the design phase, module assembly materials should also be taken into account. A diligent approach to assembly materials selection can aid in the manufacturing process, help to ensure module reliability and also address safety concerns. These assembly materials can include adhesive materials for component bonding, conductive materials for thermal management of the modules as well as encapsulant materials for cell protection. This presentation will focus on examining encapsulant materials primarily from a module safety perspective.

12:15 pm xEV Industry Trends of Charging & Battery Systems

Kevin Konecky, Battery Systems Consultant, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

Lithium-ion battery systems are an enabling technology in the propagation of xEVs with longer range and higher-energy-density batteries. Further enabling public acceptance are convenient and time-effective charging options. This presentation will review many xEVs currently in production and discuss trends and diversity in the subsystem design choices that were implemented in each production system including charge capabilities. Different charging protocols and standards across the globe will be discussed with trends analyzed, as well as improvements to user convenience including faster DC-charging and wireless charging.

12:35 Q&A

12:50 Networking Lunch

1:40 Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)


2:25 Chairperson’s Remarks

Kevin Konecky, Battery Systems Consultant, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

2:30 Grid-Integration of Batteries as the Solution for Use of Renewable Energies

Michael Keller, Head of Volkswagen Group R&D coordination for Battery and Charging Technologies, Volkswagen

How can Grid-Integration of Batteries increase the percentage use of renewable energies for electric cars (including stationary batteries).

2:50 Designing for Repurposing

Oliver Gross, Technical Fellow - Energy Storage Systems, Advanced Electrification and Technology, FCA US LLC

When an EV battery reaches the end of its useful life, it will be repurposed. Repurposing can be recycling of the battery, or re-use in some manner. Battery re-use often considers the disassembly of the battery and salvaging of components, for use in other applications. This presentation will cover the culmination of a series of Investigations, which produced a Best Practice for re-purposing, and considerations, to be taken into account when designing a battery system for re-purposing.

3:10 Refreshment Break

3:30 Department of Energy Focused Battery Recycling Initiatives

Ahmad A. Pesaran, PhD, Manager, Energy Storage Group, Transportation and Hydrogen System Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This talk will focus on the United States’ newest lithium-ion battery recycling programs. The new battery recycling infrastructure that will be laid out in the US will also be outlined.

3:50 Opportunities and Challenges of Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

Kunal Phalpher, Chief Commercial Officer, Business Development and Operations, Li-Cycle

This presentation will explore the opportunities and challenges of lithium-ion battery recycling. With the development of megafactories for lithium-ion batteries, there is a need to recycle these batteries at a ‘mega’ scale. Li-Cycle Technology™ meets this need. Li-Cycle Technology™ is a low cost, safe, and environmentally friendly solution to the global end-of-life lithium-ion battery problem. The technology can recycle all types of lithium-ion batteries with unparalleled recoveries of 80-100%.

4:10 Q&A

4:30 Closing Remarks

4:40 Close of Conference

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