Elevate Your Brand In 2021

Meet Senior Decision Makers From:


  • Automotive OEMs - Electric, Autonomous and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers in EV
  
  • Electrified Powertrain Systems and Component Suppliers
  • Thermal Systems and Related Component Manufacturers
  • High Voltage Systems and Power Semiconductor Suppliers
  • Testing and Crash Safety Engineering Services
 Lightweight Material Suppliers
  • EV CAE Software and Modeling Suppliers
  • Battery and Fuel Cell Manufacturers
  • Battery Management Systems Suppliers
  Components, Switchers, Controllers and Inverter Suppliers
  • Charging Infrastructure
  • Benchmarking Engineering Services Providers
  • National Laboratories and Government Technology Offices

With Following Job Titles:

  • CEO / Vice President / General Manager from EV OEMs

  • Chief Engineer - Battery Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
  • Chief Engineer, Electrified Propulsion Systems

  • Chief Engineer, Electrical Systems

  • Head, EV Engineering Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Electrification Technology
  • Head of Hybrid and EV Battery Systems

  • Chief Scientist, Energy and Systems
Head of Vehicle Architecture
  • Head of Systems and Control Engineering
  • Electrification Project Engineer
  • Head of Research, Materials and Manufacturing
  •  Group Product Director Hybrid and Electric Systems
  • Lead Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineering

  • Lead Engineer, Electrified Powertrains

  • Head of Body Structures / Body in White
  • Battery Electric Vehicle Global Lead Engineer
  • Global Battery Systems Engineering
  • Battery Research Engineer
    Technical Manager - Innovation Management
  • Innovation & Technology Development Manager
  • Chief Engineer & Technical Leader - Energy Storage & Systems

Tuesday February 16, 2021

OEM-led Strategies For Overall Vehicle Integration > Reducing Design, Iteration And Production Time > Skateboard Vs. Unibody - Impact On Battery Enclosures And Battery Integration > Optimal Materials For EV Battery Enclosures

07:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens. Login and familiarize yourself with the platform features and introduce yourself to other participants

08:30 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

OEM-LED APPROACHES TO KEY DECISION-MAKING: OPTIMIZING MATERIAL SELECTION AND REDUCING MANUFACTURING LEAD TIMES

KEYNOTE CHIEF ENGINEER  PANEL

CHANGING THE COST AND MANUFACTURING EQUATION THROUGH INCREASED DESIGN EFFICIENCIES, AND SMART APPROACHES TO MATERIAL AND PLATFORM SELECTION

The purpose of this panel is to understand why OEMs are making specific decisions on design approaches and material choices, and how it relates to their market sector. We'll look at the importance of flexibility in design, and how this translates to flexibility in manufacture - and how this differs between Unibody and Skateboard platforms. Finally, we will assess how all this translates into the final design to production process, and how this can be made more streamlined in order to shorten time-to-market and increase profitability and market share.

08:40 Cost Benefit Analysis Of Contrasting Approaches To Platform Design & Optimal Battery Integration Solutions - Produce Affordable Vehicles For Key Vehicle Segments

Mini Case Study 1 : Whole Vehicle & Overall Integration Strategies For B.E.V.'s Based On Unibody Designs

Mini Case Study 2 : Evaluate Advantages Of Skateboard Design, In Terms Of System Integration, Efficiency & Performance

Mini Case Study 3 : Incorporating Modular Concepts To Increase Efficiencies In Both Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Olivier Thomas, Lead Design Engineer, Mahindra NA

Shiv Sikand, Co-Founder and Executive VP, Drako Motors

09:10 Extended Q&A

OVERALL INTEGRATION CASE STUDY

09:20 Integrating The Battery Into A Skateboard Design To Reduce Cost And Complexity And Increase Flexibility

  • How OEMs can approach the challenge of accessibility and servicing in a Skateboard platform, from design through to manufacture
  • Why the Skateboard design's approach to battery integration promote cost savings, and reduce complexity
  • How battery integration requirements for Skateboard designs impact decisions on manufacturing methods

Phillip Weicker, Co-founder and Head of Powertrain, Canoo

09:50 Q&A

10:00 Platform Selection And Design Processes For Overall Integration To Minimize All Components, Sub Components & Parts
  • How OEMs should approach the design of BEVs with reduced components in mind, and how this is impacted by platform selection
  • Weighing reduced cost and component counts against overall vehicle performance and other trade-offs
  • Exploring the the utility of a modular-based approach to vehicle manufacturing as a means of increasing efficiency of both supply chain and manufacture across platforms

Shiv Sikand, Co-Founder and Executive VP, Drako Motors

10:30 Q&A

10:40 Morning Networking Break : During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

SKATEBOARD VS UNIBODY: INTEGRATING THE BATTERY INTO DIFFERENT DESIGNS TO ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE ENERGY DENSITY AND PERFORMANCE

ASSESSING BATTERY INTEGRATION CONSIDERATIONS AND METHODOLOGIES UNIQUE TO UNIBODY PLATFORMS
11:10 Integrating The Battery Into A Whole Vehicle Skateboard Design To Reduce Cost And Complexity And Increase Flexibility
  • How OEMs can approach the challenge of accessibility and servicing in a Skateboard platform, from design through to manufacture
  • Why the Skateboard design's approach to battery integration promote cost savings, and reduce complexity
  • How battery integration requirements for Skateboard designs impact decisions on manufacturing methods

Invited: Karma Automotive

11:40 Q&A

APPROACHES TO BATTERY INTEGRATION ON SKATEBOARD DESIGNS

11:50 Assessing Unique Approaches And Methodologies To Integrating The Battery Pack Into A Whole Vehicle Unibody Platform

  • Unibody vehicles are the platform of choice for most traditional OEMs: to what degree to this influence industry thinking on battery integration
  • An overview of how OEMs approach battery integration into a Unibody, and how this differs from Skateboard designs
  • Evaluating how Unibody designs enable battery integration that promotes accessibility and serviceability
Ahmed Ayoub, Senior Mechatronic Systems Engineer, Electra Mecanicca

12:20 Q&A

12:30 Networking Lunch: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

MATERIAL SELECTION FOR BATTERY ENCLOSURES - UNIBODY DESIGNS

13:30 Cost Benefit Analysis Of Contrasting Approaches To Construction Methods & Multi-Material Selection Applied To Battery Enclosures On Unibody Designs

  • Encapsulating the core requirements of battery enclosure (Across vehicle types) for Unibody design vehicles
  • Cost benefit analysis of the key materials for designing battery enclosures including lightweight steels, aluminum, mixed metals and mixed composites.

Ken Gould, E-Mobility Technical Systems Engineer, Porsche North America

14:00 Q&A

BATTERY ENCLOSURES - SKATEBOARD DESIGNS

14:10 Evaluating Optimal Lightweight Material Combinations & Construction Methodologies To Meet The Structural Requirements For Battery Enclosures Within Skateboard Designs - Including Aluminum & Steel

  • The battery enclosure is an integral part of a Skateboard design's structure: with this in mind, how are OEMs are determining the core requirements of the enclosure's manufacture
  • Lightweighting vs. strength: challenges faced by any OEM in mitigating Lithium-Ion instability are magnified by the need to protect the enclosure of a Skateboard vehicle - how does this impact material choices
  • How these design and material choices impact manufacture methods at both low and high volume output

Confirmed senior speaker, Karma Automotive

JOINING TECHNIQUES FOR BATTERY ASSEMBLIES 
14:50Joining Techniques For Lightweight Multi-Material Battery Structure Assemblies
  • Advantages of the Skateboard design as a means of mitigating damage to the battery case from impacts to the front and side due to greater structural  robustness
  • Mitigating shocks and impacts to the underside of the vehicle from under-vehicle impacts travelling to the battery
  • Tests OEMs can implement to assess battery safety and improve the overall strength and performance of the enclosure

Huaxin Li, Technical Specialist: Materials & Welding, General Motors

15:20 Q&A

Session Sponsored by WorldAutoSteel and American Iron and Steel Institute

15:30 Steel E-Motive: Vehicle Structures for Autonomous MaaS

Mobility Service Providers seek to provide transportation services in densely populated cities that meet customers' needs for comfort, reliability, safety, and connectivity. Future Mobility will be defined by unique powertrains, technologies and architectures that ensure these attributes are met - but there are materials challenges in these designs. Fleet owners must offer products and solutions that also deliver a profitable business model, and the supply chain must deliver on these needs.   

This presentation will share details of our newest vehicle program, Steel E-Motive, where we are exploring steel solutions to address Mobility as a Service challenges for fully autonomous and connected electric vehicles.  The presentation will showcase the vehicle technical specifications and expectations for steel innovations.

John Catterall, Vice President, Automotive Program, American Iron and Steel Institute George Coates, Chief Technical Officer, The Phoenix Group and Technical Director,WorldAutoSteel

PANEL - OPTIMAL MULTI-MATERIAL SELECTION FOR BATTERY ENCLOSURES

16:00 Weighing The Benefits Of Aluminium, Steel And Composites For Cost Vs. Weight In Battery Enclosures, As Well  As Multi-material Selection, Design Techniques/Decisions And Joining Methods

This interactive session will open the floor up to our audience, as we consider the factors impacting material selection for EV battery selection - for cost, to durability - and how advances in composite materials, enclosure construction and joining techniques could impact the way they utilised, leading to greater cost and construction efficiencies.

  • How OEMs are approaching material requirements: will it always be a question of cost/strength/weight - and how are these factors prioritised?
  • Lightweighting methodologies for steel components - marrying strength with lower-weight
  • Cost effective approaches to working with aluminium to reduce costs and maximise weight-saving
  • Composite materials as a viable alternative to aluminium and steel
  • Advances in joining advanced materials, from adhesives to laser-welding

Patrick Blanchard, Technical Leader - Advanced Polymer Systems, Ford Research & Innovation Center

Khaled Shahwan, Senior Technology Leader - Global Advanced Technologies & Pre-Development Programs, FCA

Dr Hesham Ezzat,Senior Technical Consultant, American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Automotive Program

Venkat Aitharaju, Senior Researcher - Polymer Composites, General Motors

16:30 Q&A
PANEL - IMPACT OF PLATFORM DESIGN ON TESTING AND SAFETY

16:40 Evaluating Skateboard And Unibody Designs As Optimal Solutions For The Protection Of Battery Enclosures From Side And Under-Vehicle Impacts, As Well As Crash-Testing Approaches For Each

This panel discussion will assess the respective pros and cons of skateboard and unibody platform designs as a means of mitigating damage to the battery case from impacts to the front and side. We will explore how shocks and impacts to the underside of the vehicle affect the battery case differently across each platform design, and how these are mitigated. Finally, we will examine the tests OEMs can implement to assess battery safety and improve the overall strength and performance of the enclosure, across each platform design.

Considering Safety Implications & Optimizing Crash Testing For:

  • Mini Case Study One: Skateboard Designs This mini-case study will assess the safety and testing implications specific to skateboard designs, especially the considerations that must be made when battery packs are made integral to th overall platform, and potentially more exposed to under-vehicle impacts.
  • Mini Case Study Two: Unibody Designs Building on the case study above, this mini case study will look specifically at unibody designs and the steps being taken to maximise safety and protection from puncture/piercing in the event of collisions etc
17:10 Q&A
SIMULATION AND MODELLING CASE STUDY

17:20 Generative Design Powered by Embedded Intelligence: The Next Design Frontier

  • Stepping back to look at BEV integration as a whole-picture: key factors in approaching this process
  • Real case-study analysis of specific approaches to integration from design, to engineering, to manufacture
  • Advances in simulation technology and its utility as a means of delivering improved integration results

Simon Xu, Engineering Group Manager - Vehicle Optimization, Architecture Strategy, General Motors

CUTTING DOWN DESIGN AND PRODUCTION TIME TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS AND PROFITABILITY

18:00 Design & Manufacturing Strategies For Speeding Up The R&D To Production Process - Cutting Down Vehicle Research, Development & Production Time To Improve Profitability: What's Working?

The purpose of this panel is to explore how OEMs can increase the speed and efficiency of their R&D and manufacturing processes, in order to bring their vehicles to market more  quickly - thereby improving profitability and competitiveness. Potentially game-changing advances and developments in EV technology are being made on an increasingly frequent basis, as traditional OEMs and disruptors alike devote significant research and development resources to the improvement of range, safety, performance etc. However it is clear that - for traditional OEMs in particular - the time spent on R&D for each model needs to be weighed against a manufacturer's ability to then bring that vehicle to market, in order to ensure that the vehicle is profitable and competitive.

  • Mini Case Study One: OEM Strategies For The Reduction Of Time Spent On Vehicle Design And Design Iteration
  • Mini Case Study Two: Methodologies For Increasing Manufacturing Time Efficiency
  • Mini Case Study Three: Real-world Examples Of How Cutting Down R&D Time Led To Improved Profits

Olivier Thomas, Lead Design Engineer, Mahindra NA

Ken Gould, E-Mobility Technical Systems Engineer, Porsche North America

18:30 Q&A
18:40 Chair's closing remarks and end of Day One

Agenda At A Glance

Key Technical Focus Areas:

  • OEM Strategies For Battery & Body Structure Integration
  • Evaluation Of Skateboard Vs Unibody Designs In Terms Of Systems Integration Efficiency, Cost, Range, Performance, Safety & Accessibility For Battery Servicing/Replacement
  • Optimal Multi-Material Selection For Battery Enclosures & B.E.V. Body Structures
  • Speeding Up Research, Development & Production Time To Improve Profitability
  • Determining The Impact Of New Battery Technology - Including All RawMaterials & Cells - On Whole Vehicle Design, Systems Integration,Total Lifecycle Performance, Price Per KW Hour And Servicing/Recycling
  • Modelling Total Lifecycle Performance & Understanding Servicing & Recycling Costs For The Battery Pack
  • Optimal Approaches For Thermal Management Of Battery & Vehicle
  • Overcoming Key Manufacturing Challenges Including Cost Effectively Integrating B.E.V. into I.C.E. Production
  • Practical Experiences On Whole Vehicle And Battery Integration, Plus Material Selection, Across Unibody And Skateboard Platforms

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