Future of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
• Extending battery life
• Optimising range & performance
• Battery pack design
- Availability and Supply Chain Challenges
The Importance of Lithium for the Development of Electric Cars
There is a fantastic momentum around the development of Electric Vehicles across the world and Europe is investing billions of Euros to transform its auto industry and become a leader in electrified mobility. The continent is also starting to welcome large investments for lithium-ion battery factories but further upstream, in lithium mining and refining, Europe is lagging behind. Infinity Lithium and its San Jose project in Extremadura, Spain, represents a strategic investment supporting the development of a more integrated and regionalised lithium-ion battery and auto industry.
- What new technologies are emerging?
- What can the UK industries learn from overseas markets
Market for Solid-State Batteries in Different Applications
Stemming from increased safety and energy storage per weight/volume requirements, solid-state batteries are being developed for applications of increasing size. Among 8 suppliers that offer solid-state batteries for sale in 2019, the application focus is moving from micro-scale (e.g. IOT sensors) to small-scale applications (e.g. high-end consumer electronics). Despite the urgent need for higher driving range at lower costs in the automotive sector, it will likely still take more than 5 years until automotive solid-state batteries will be market-ready because of demanding longevity and fast charge/discharge requirements. An analysis of patent portfolios by key players reveals the challenge of achieving higher energy density without increased technology risk. The combination of solid-state batteries with supercapacitors may accelerate time-to-market in the automotive sector.
, Co-Founder & CEO
- Tracking the Battery Life Cycle
- The functionality of the BMS
- Security and crosslinking of safety functions
The lecture covers following topics–
- Mixers for cathode and anode raw material preparation and electrode masses of actual and next generation batteries/supercaps and production technologies
- MixSolver® units for preparation of coating slurries for electrode & separator coating combined with ability of in-line rheometry for quality check and automatic cleaning systems. From powder to slurry in a few minutes generating superior battery characteristics
- EVACMIX® single unit preparation process for bubble free coating slurries and EIRICH CONTI FEEDER process for continuous slurry supply
- Smart system concepts covering raw material handling and storage, dosing and mixing/dispersing explained using the example of the UK BIC production plant
Speaker - Stefan Gerl
, Head of Process Technology Dept, Eirich
From Racetrack to Road
Optimising Range &Performance
Battery Pack Design
, Senior Battery Systems Engineer
, Williams F1
Presentations - Generative Engineering: Automatically Creating and Evaluating Powertrain Concepts
Innovating powertrain designs by moving to hybrid or electric vehicles entails a lot of design decisions on a conceptual level. For example, how many electric motors to use, if a transmission is used and which one, how to combine the torque of the electric motor(s) with the combustion engine are open questions. This presentation will introduce a methodology which enables the automatic generation and evaluation of mechatronic system concepts, based on a model, formalizing expert knowledge in an easy-to-use graphical language. The resulting concepts may be evaluated with respect to multiple performance criteria, like fuel consumption, acceleration, cost and reliability.
, Research Engineer
The UK-ABSC Project was instigated to investigate and develop the benefits available from Smart Cell technology. The main partners Cosworth, Dukosi and AGM Batteries, together with assistance from Warwick Manufacturing Group have delivered a battery pack to demonstrate the integration of smart cell technology into the next generation of automotive battery packs. This presentation outlines the goals, approaches, learning and results of this project, and the benefits offered to each stage in the battery life-cycle, from cell formation through to end of life.
Speaker - Paul Freeland, Principle Engineer, Cosworth
Advances in pack design
Extending battery life
Presentations - 48v Mild Hybrid Battery Packs:
Mild hybridisation, using a 48V system architecture offers fuel consumption benefits approaching those achieved using high-voltage systems, at a much lower cost. To maximise the benefits from a 48V mild-hybrid system, it is desirable to recuperate during deceleration events at as high a power level as possible, whilst at the same time having a relatively compact and low cost battery pack.
This presentation examines the battery requirements for a mild-hybrid application and showcases testing of a mild-hybrid battery, recently developed by MAHLE Powertrain, which is capable of a continuous-power capability of more than 10 kW and a peak-power rating of up to 20 kW.
The functionality of the BMS
Security and crosslinking of safety functions
This session will bring together HEV and bus operators to share experiences of implementing electric and fuel cell vehicles into their fleets.
Panellists – David Barnett, Business Development Director, Wright Bus
, Research Director
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