Despite a difficult year, the advancement of electric vehicles has created a vast amount of positive energy for the automotive industry. Confidence in this sector has grown as market technologies have matured in order to create more viable vehicles. However, battery range, manufacturing costs and efficiency continue to be key obstacles to the survival of electric and hybrid vehicles in the marketplace today. Recent breakthroughs in cell chemistry and battery management systems have now shifted the EV range barrier.
This one-day conference will provide an opportunity to explore some of the key issues being faced in battery development. In addition, the day will provide a high-level forum for business representatives and product developers from around the world to exchange ideas, better understand the latest energy storage advancements and consider the future challenges for automotive battery technology and vehicle range – both of which will continue to be the critical links to the success of electric vehicles in the marketplace.