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    The US 2020 Market for Electrified Vehicles: Forward, Backward, or Sideways?

    Sales of battery electrics and hybrids were up last year, while plug in hybrids dropped even as the number of entries increased. New products are coming in 2020 and beyond; will sales rise quickly enough to keep the market moving forward? Product, price, incentives, features, branding, and marketing all matter and will be discussed.

    For the second year in a row, we expect Tesla’s US sales to decline, although each category (e.g., hybrids, plug ins, battery electrics) will increase with the strongest increase in…regular and mild hybrids.

    Major changes in costs and technology, as well as the impact of suppliers in these areas, will be discussed, as well as expectations for the near-term.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Review of 2019 Sales with a 2020 Forecast
    • How Regulation in the US and Beyond Is Moving the Market
    • Regulation Matters, But Company Strategies Often Matter More
    • Is There a Gap Between Strategy and Reality?
    • The Role of Suppliers and Technology

    Presenter
    Alan Baum – Principal, Baum & Associates

    Alan Baum formed Baum & Associates in August 2009. He has a long record of analyzing the impact of alternative fuel vehicles as well as advanced technologies in internal combustion engines that provide improved fuel economy. Alan has been a contributor to a number of studies in this area including “Driving Growth: How Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs” and other projects analyzing the impact of fuel saving technologies on the auto industry. Since the 1980s, Alan has produced a detailed automotive production forecast and provided analysis of the automotive and medium- & heavy-duty truck markets.

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    BIS Tutorial Course 1/3: Introducing Battery Intelligence Systems (BIS)

    While the industry is familiar with the battery and its BMS (battery management system), very few are aware of the critical need for a missing third layer, the Battery Intelligence System (BIS) needed to enable the leap in battery yield, energy density, and lifetime the industry is calling for.

    Battery Intelligence Systems are needed to leverage the latent value sitting in data that companies are collecting today, including but not limited to: data generated in battery factories in Asia, product OEMs around the globe, and ‘data lakes’ collecting data from systems in the field.

    Your organization already has the building blocks to enable BIS. In this webinar we’ll show you the benefits of unlocking the value of your battery data.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The need for Battery Intelligence
    • State of the industry: insufficient resources to meet aggressive electrification goals
    • State of data today: “Treating it like a mushroom and watching it grow”
    • Automation of standard analyses
    • Traceability with Battery Digital Twins

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is the CEO of Voltaiq. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley, where he holds the honor of completing the fastest engineering PhD in two and a half years.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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    BIS Tutorial Course 2/3: Battery Intelligence in Research and Development (R&D)

    The development of new, improved battery systems is slowed by the long test times required to validate battery cycle life — three to six months for consumer electronics and multiple years for long-life applications such as transportation and energy storage.

    In this webinar, we’ll review how Battery Intelligence Systems (BIS) can enable accelerated development cycles and time to market. BIS can not only speed development cycles with automated background analytics; it can also unlock new insights with enhanced analytical techniques, helping you make better decisions faster.

    This webinar will focus on specific end-uses including fast-charge algorithm development, BMS algorithms and new materials development, and how BIS can accelerate optimization and new product introduction.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The state of the battery development ecosystem
    • The design of experiments (DoE) to optimize performance
    • Dramatic changes in workflow with Battery Intelligence System (BIS) Software
    • Enhanced analytics examples including differential capacity analysis (dQ/dV vs V) and on-line correlative analysis
    • BIS enabled faster development cycles and time to market

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is the CEO of Voltaiq. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley, where he holds the honor of completing the fastest engineering PhD in two and a half years.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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    BIS Tutorial Course 3/3: Battery Intelligence in New Product Introduction (NPI) for Transportation and Consumer Electronics

    OEMs are faced with an ever growing list of challenges when designing batteries into their systems, from long qualification time, to increasingly complex systems and the lack of qualified battery engineers.

    In this webinar, we’ll review the battery and systems qualification process for transportation and consumer electronics, including specific reference performance tests such as hybrid pulse power characterization (HPPC), that are used for BMS development.

    We’ll then shift into how Battery Intelligence Systems (BIS) can both accelerate time to market for New Product Introduction (NPI), and can surface deeper insights about variability in batteries and packs to increase range, lower costs, and improve reliability.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The state of OEM new product introduction (NPI)
    • Battery and system qualification
    • BMS development and hybrid pulse power characterization (HPPC)
    • Ensuring time to market for NPI
    • Extending range and lifetime with component variability assessment

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is the CEO of Voltaiq. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley, where he holds the honor of completing the fastest engineering PhD in two and a half years.

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    Adding Intelligent Battery Management to Lead-Acid Energy Storage Systems

    Lead batteries are resilient and have a low likelihood of catastrophic failure. However, their lifespan can be significantly reduced when operated outside of manufacturer specifications. The extension of lead battery life through active battery management is becoming a compelling value proposition for vendors of lead-based energy storage systems.

    The evolving regulatory environment governing energy storage safety is also impacting how both lead and lithium chemistries are to be managed moving forward. Join Nuvation CEO Michael Worry to explore the reasons why active battery management is becoming adopted in large-scale lead battery applications, and how the changing regulatory environment is impacting lead-based energy storage.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Controlling off-gassing in vented and VRLA lead batteries
    • Emerging functional safety regulations and UL 1973
    • Using a BMS to reduce the levelized cost of energy
    • Automating stack connection sequencing in a multi-stack ESS
    • Lead-based energy storage system deployments

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Finding Your Place as the Industry Doubles Down on Electrified Vehicles

    Sales are moving forward, primarily due to the Tesla Model 3. A raft of new vehicles is arriving in 2019. Besides the plug-ins and battery electrics, hybrids (including 48V and stop/start micro hybrids) are coming.

    Is it a response to regulatory policy? Yes. Is regulatory policy unclear? Yes. Are some companies leaders and others laggards? Yes. Is the supply base critical to product development? Yes. Automakers are setting their own positions as they try to understand the threats and opportunities in their key global markets, even as the regulatory situation becomes more muddled.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Current Sales Trends Regarding EVs and Hybrids
    • EPA/NHTSA vs. The Automakers!?
    • California, EU, and China March Forward
    • Strategies in Near-, Medium-, and Long-Term for Supplier and Automaker

    Presenter
    Alan Baum – Principal, Baum & Associates

    Alan Baum formed Baum & Associates in August 2009. The company produces a detailed sales forecast and product life cycle for hybrid and electric vehicles. Baum has experience analyzing the impact of alternative fuel vehicles as well as advanced technologies in internal combustion engines that provide improved fuel economy. Since the 1980s, Baum has produced an automotive production forecast and detailed analysis of the automotive market. He has experience in the area of fuel economy and emissions regulation, the impact of fuel prices, & the market for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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    Advanced Techniques For Addressing Issues in Battery Safety and Performance Using Adiabatic Calorimetry

    FREE Webinar – THT is a proud sponsor of this event.

    Adiabatic calorimetry is a widely utilized technique within the field of battery safety research. The method has been adapted from the chemical industry to address a significant range of safety and performance tests on battery components, cells and even modules.

    Although a number of different battery tests may be employed using the ARC, interpretation of results is not always straightforward. Some of the principles which apply to ARC chemical testing do not translate directly to battery testing due to the variable nature of samples.

    This presentation describes both the advantages and limitations of ARC testing on batteries and how the ARC test can be adapted to address different questions in battery research as well as quality control.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The principles of adiabatic calorimetry (ARC)
    • How calorimetry can be used in battery testing
    • What we learn from battery testing by calorimetry
    • Pressure measurement and gas collection during thermal runaway
    • Advanced testing techniques in adiabatic battery calorimetry

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at THT

    Danny Montgomery joined THT in 2009 after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics. His current role as Technical Performance Manager involves running the calorimetry lab with involvement in technical aspects of THT’s instrumentation.

    Danny’s focus is primarily on lithium battery calorimetry; both adiabatic and isothermal. He oversees the use of calorimeters for customer sample testingas well as installing calorimeter systems and provided training and technical supportfor battery and automotive companies worldwide, such as Panasonic, BMW and Samsung. Danny works in THT’s UK office in Milton Keynes.

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    Maximizing Battery Performance and Reliability for Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

    FREE Webinar – Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

    As automakers and utilities transition away from non-renewable energy sources, batteries have become essential for efficient energy storage and delivery. Companies are working intensely to deliver higher capacity and more robust batteries to power their products, but ad hoc development processes cannot keep pace with the volume of battery data being generated. In addition, understaffed battery  development teams are unable to leverage their data to accelerate development or improve production and manufacturing.

    In this webinar, we will outline the challenges that the battery industry is facing and how big data analytics can virtually eliminate manual data management and provide powerful capabilities that deliver rapid insights into a battery’s design that dramatically accelerate the development process and results in products with greater performance and reliability.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Recognizing the challenges and bottlenecks in battery development today
    • Automating the battery data collection, data cleaning, and data management process
    • Identifying design issues earlier with predictive analytics
    • Leveraging metadata to understand the impact of materials, processes and test conditions

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – Co-Founder and CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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    Certification Challenges for Secondary Use EV Batteries

    As the 1st generation of Lithium-ion based hybrid and battery electric vehicles are reaching end-of life, or original traction batteries are being replaced with new batteries, the interest in secondary life or repurposing of these batteries continues to grow. Lithium-ion batteries present several challenges to Auto OEM’s, Recyclers and waste operators. Repurposing of EV batteries for non-automotive applications also creates new challenges for certification and acceptance by AHJ’s (Authorities Having Jurisdiction). This webinar discusses the current market challenges and concerns, while providing a roadmap of the current options for various usage cases of reused or repurposed EV batteries.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Understand the usage cases for secondary life batteries
    • Review market drivers for secondary use batteries
    • Review the concerns of battery and cell manufacturers with re-use of lithium-ion batteries
    • Discuss the unique challenges to certifying used batteries for new applications
    • Discuss current options for certification in the US market

    Presenter
    Rich Byczek – Global Technical Director for Transportation Technologies at Intertek

    Rich has over 20 years of experience in product development and validation testing, 14 of which have been spent at Intertek. Mr. Byczek is also an expert in the areas of energy storage, audio equipment and EMC testing. He sits on several SAE, IEC, UL and ANSI standards panels, focusing on Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, and is based at the Intertek facility located in Plymouth, Michigan.

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    Battery Selection Tutorial Course 1/3: Selecting your Cell and Cell Manufacturer(s)

    After designing your product, you need to ensure the battery with which you are operating it will ensure the right performance and lifetime. When deciding this, narrowing down which chemistry (e.g. Li-ion, lithium primary, NiMH, etc.) best fits your product and which form factor are some of the first steps. Choosing a cell design (high-power vs. high-energy, for example) is another step and finally, finding the right cell manufacturer to fabricate your cells and packs. This webinar is the first in a three-part series on designing the right battery for your product. It will cover many of the key differences in chemistries, form factors, and cell designs and other best practices.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Choosing the right chemistry for your application
    • Choosing the right form factor
    • Choosing cell designs (e.g. high power vs. high-energy)

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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