Cambridge EnerTech’s

xEV Battery Technology, Applications, and Market
( xEV電池技術 )



The xEV market is driven by the expectations of demanding carmakers and consumers in relation to pricing, driving range, and fast charge capability, which all largely depend on the battery. We at AABC understand automotive battery requirements, including those for batteries with lower cost, higher energy density, wide operating temperature range, high power and fast-charge ability, and of course, safety and durability. The opportunity is huge but so are the challenges, which is why we have created a conference 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 – Where Do We Go from Here?

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

In the coming proliferation of vehicle electrification, automotive energy storage systems represent both a significant enabling opportunity and potential impediment to broad and successful production implementation. With the advent of lithium ion cell commercialization nearly three decades ago, a feasible pathway to customer-worthy plug-in vehicles was finally opened. During the past two decades, concerted development of large-format lithium ion automotive cell technology with adequate safety, performance, and life has been jointly undertaken by automotive OEMs and cell producers. We are presently witnessing development and production of purpose-built cells for high volume electric vehicle applications. Now our focus must turn to comprehensive automotive energy storage system optimization.

9:30 US xEV Market Growth Regulations and Customer Interest

James Kliesch, Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager, Product Regulatory Office, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.

9:50 How Fast Will EV Adoption Reach the Majority, and What Will Battery Demand Be?

Viktor Irle, Market Analyst, EV-Volumes

This presentation will give a worldwide overview of the BEV & PHEV market, with the latest actual registration figures for the different regions, countries and the respective sector share in the automotive market in these markets. It will give a detailed ranking over the best sellers and their respective battery suppliers. A 2030 BEV & PHEV outlook will be presented, with basis in actual data, future model portfolios, average battery sizes, and the implications the outlook and trend data will have on future battery demand.

10:15 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

11:00 Electric Vehicles: The End of the Beginning

Logan Goldie-Scot, Head, Clean Energy Analysis, BloombergNEF

2020 will be another eventful year for the global EV industry. Sales will grow again, but only by around 20%, taking the total number of EVs on the road by the end of the year to 10 million. The phase-out of direct subsidies in big markets like China and the US contribute to the modest growth, but 2020 will be a breakout year in Europe. Many new EV models will hit the market but few are high-volume, and they are likely to come late in the year.

11:25 Lithium-Ion Batteries – New Business Models Emerging

Wolfgang Bernhart, PhD, Senior Partner, Automotive, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH

This presentation will offer an outlook on the LiB market and technology trends, discuss the competitive situation in LiB (cell, pack), and examine the new business models in three steps: i) vertical integration – partnerships and JVs emerging, ii) battery-as-a-service – circular economy approach for additional profit pools, and iii) deep dive China – battery leasing and recycling. Finally, it will review the implications of the new trends for automotive and battery players.

11:50 Latest Market Trends of xEV-LIB

Hideo Takeshita, President and CEO, B3 Corporation

CY2020 will be an important year for BEV and LIB market expansion. VW is ready to start electrification in earnest with the introduction of the ID series. Tesla is still introducing the attractive BEV families such as Model Y and Cybertruck. High performance and cost reduction for these notable BEVs depend on LiB technology and manufacturing capability. B3, as always, discusses the movements of major players from both the LiB supply and the demand sides.

12:10 pm Q&A

12:40 Networking Lunch

1:25 Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


2:20 Chairperson’s Remarks

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

2:25 Talk Title to be Announced

Yasushi Tsuchida, Executive Engineer, Materials Engineering Department 2 & Drivetrain Design and Evaluation, Toyota Motor North America R&D

2:45 Glimpses into BEV Batteries on the Market – AVL Series Battery Benchmarking

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

AVL’s series battery benchmarking program provides a database for objective comparison in technical attributes as well as in engineering methodology for BEV battery market competitors for clear system target definition of high performing, reliable and safe batteries. 270 different criteria are evaluated through AVL benchmarking metrics displayed in 8 high level attributes. The found integrated system performance values are pointed out to support current and future development programs.

3:05 Charging Forward: Making EVs More Convenient with Extreme Fast-Charge Technology

Benjamin Park, PhD, Founder and CTO, Enevate Corporation

Enevate’s pure silicon-dominant Li-ion cells uniquely provide extreme fast-charge while increasing high energy density, wide temperature operation, safety, and reduced material cost. Discussion covers cell operation and design principles, technical developments and performance, commercialization for EVs, and implications on emissions and charging infrastructure.

3:25 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

4:20 Presentation to be Announced

Andy Oury, Global Lead, GM Power Battery Packs, General Motors

4:40 Manganese-Rich Cathodes: Problems and Progress towards Implementation

Jason Croy, PhD, Electrochemical Energy Storage, Materials Science Research Group, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory

This presentation will discuss work being done at Argonne National Laboratory (USA) that seeks to advance the implementation of Mn-rich cathode technologies as viable alternatives to Ni-rich NMCs. Mn is one of the earth’s most abundant elements, is known for its safety characteristics in Li-ion cells and is ~5-30 times less expensive than Ni and Co, respectively, depending on current prices. Therefore, significant economic opportunities will exist if such alternative chemistries can achieve profitability in EV applications.

5:00 Q&A

5:20 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

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

9:35 Overview of California Charging & Infrastructure

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

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.

9:55 Ultra-Fast Charging Systems

Johanna Heckmann, Senior Consultant, eMobility & Team Lead Charging, P-3

P-3 is leading the VDA working group in Germany on HPCCV, where a new coupling device with up to 1MW charging power is under investigation for standardization.

10:15 Demand Drivers for Charging Infrastructure – Charging Behavior of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Commuters

Gil Tal, PhD, Director, The Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, Transportation, University of California Davis

The public as well as the private sector that includes automakers and charging network companies are increasingly investing in building charging infrastructure to encourage the adoption and use of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as well as to ensure that current facilities are not congested.

10:35 Coffee Break

11:35 Fast-Charging in Practice – A Way to Get It Done!

Michael Schönleber, PhD, CTO, Batemo GmbH

By using a validated and physical battery model, one can, for any condition, assess the anode potential and use this knowledge to avoid Lithium-Plating. In our talk, we will use such a model to derive various practically feasible fast-charging strategies of different complexities. As a reality check, we will apply these strategies to real cells and discuss how well they perform with respect to charging time and aging.

11:55 Fast Charging of Lithium-Ion Batteries at All Temperatures

Chao-Yang Wang, PhD, William E. Diefenderfer Chair Professor, Director, Electrochemical Engine Center (ECEC), Co-Director, Battery & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center, The Pennsylvania State University

Range anxiety is a key reason that consumers are reluctant to embrace electric vehicles (EVs). To be truly competitive with gasoline vehicles, EVs should allow drivers to recharge quickly anywhere in any weather, like refueling gasoline cars. However, none of today’s EVs allow fast charging in cold or even cool temperatures due to the risk of lithium plating, the formation of metallic lithium that drastically reduces battery life and even results in safety hazards. Here, we present an approach that enables 15-minute fast charging of Li-ion batteries in any temperatures (even at -50 °C) while still preserving remarkable cycle life.

12:15 pm Ultra Power Dynamic Charging System for EV

Takamitsu Tajima, Chief Engineer, EV Development, Honda R&D Co Ltd.

12:35 Q&A

12:50 Networking Lunch


2:05 Chairperson’s Remarks

Bob Taenaka, PhD, Battery Cell Supervisor, Ford Motor Company

2:10 Study of PHEV Batteries in Field Application

Bob Taenaka, PhD, Battery Cell Supervisor, Ford Motor Company

With a capacity much smaller than that in conventional BEVs, PHEV battery has to provide a much higher specific power to meet EV-driving vehicle performance, and to deliver more ampere-hour throughput to meet life target. This presentation features an analysis of energy consumption and battery usage of 4-year data collected on thousands plug-in electric vehicles. VIN-based investigation on energy consumption and potential factors driving PHEV battery.

2:30 Battery Controls System – Vehicle and Connectivity Interactions for Optimized Battery Usage

Adrian Thuresson, System Architect, Traction Battery, Volvo Car Corporation

Battery systems today are designed with many limitations when it comes to volume, weight, nominal energy, power, cost, etc. That brings high expectations on the battery controls system and its interaction with vehicle and connectivity applications in order for optimized battery usage and customer satisfaction.

2:50 Refreshment Break

3:10 Operating Outside the Bubble: Understanding the Thermal and Safety Challenges in Next-Generation Battery Packs

Brandon Bartling, PhD, Advanced Research Specialist, 3M Company

We need to move outside the bubble of low-energy dense cells, narrow SOC ranges and moderate temperature operation. This presentation will focus on the material challenges that exist as we seek to operate the battery pack at optimum temperature and safety levels to drive greater EV adoption.

3:30 Talk Title to be Announced

Anil Paryani, CEO, Automotive Power

3:50 Q&A

4:10 Closing Remarks

4:20 Close of Conference

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