09:00 – 09:10 Welcoming Speech by Conference Director
09:10 – 09:20 Opening Address by Conference Chairman
09:20 – 10:10 EV Market Traction: Overview of Electric Vehicle Production and Charging Infrastructure
  • EV Market Performance and Uptake
  • Regional EV Production Forecasts
  • Future EV Charging Station Deployments and Charging Market Trends
Ben-Scott-112x128 Speaker: Ben Scott, Senior Analyst, IHS Automotive

Ben Scott is a Senior Analyst with IHS and his area of research focuses on the Electric Vehicle and E-Mobility market. Ben is part of the European automotive team and his responsibilities include research, writing, analysis and evaluation of the global electric and hybrid vehicle market. He leads the research practice for the IHS Automotive Hybrid-EV Portal; a service forecasting and analyzing all aspects of the E-mobility market.

10:10 – 11:00 Latest Trends in Battery Technology for EVs
  • Major issues in battery development
  • Ensuring optimum performance, lightweight and affordability
  • Implementing effective battery management and control
 Daniel-Quinger-112x128 Speaker: Daniel Quinger, CEO/President, LION E-Mobility AG

With over 12 years of experience in the battery and automotive industry, Daniel Quinger is CEO of LION E-Mobility AG, which was established in 2011 as a holding company for the different activities of the LION Group. He worked for 3M, BMW and Enax Batteries in Europe, USA and Japan, before he founded LION Smart with his peers, where he is currently leading the battery management systems business line. Daniel is the winner of the Drive E award by Fraunhofer and BMBF (department of education and research) and currently holds several patents related to electric vehicle technology.

11:00 – 11:20 Morning Refreshments
11:20 – 12:10 Modern EVs and Their Different Batteries
  • Choosing between lithium batteries, sodium batteries and hydrogen fuel cells
  • Employing range extenders to alleviate range anxiety
  • Exploring different uses of used EV batteries
Peter-Birke-112x128 Speaker: Prof. Dr. Peter Birke, Professor of Energy Research and E-Mobility, University of Stuttgart

Dr. Kai Peter Birke has 22 years of experience in research, development, and production of energy storage systems with a focus on Li-Ion technology. He joined Continental AG in Berlin in 2005 and became senior technical expert in battery technology and team leader in cell technology, and in 2010 was appointed Head of battery module and electromechanics. Since 2015 he has been a full Professor at the University of Stuttgart, covering the field of Electrical Energy Storage Systems.

University of Stuttgart
12:10 – 13:30  Networking Lunch
13:30 – 14:20 Hydrogen Refueling and Charging Infrastructure in the Future
  • Current opportunities and challenges in EV charging infrastructure
  • Implementing an effective hydrogen charging infrastructure for FCEVs
  • Future Perspectives
Jorg-Wind-112x128 Speaker: Dr. Jörg Wind, Head of EU-Projects and Energy Systems Analyses, Daimler AG

Since 2002, Dr. Jörg Wind has been responsible for  strategic energy projects and EC funded projects, comprising projects in the field of fuel cell vehicles and battery electric vehicles (including energy systems analyses and WTW-analyses). He has been involved in the setup of the FCH JU from the beginning on and is currently vice chair of the NEW-IG transportation committee.

14:20 – 15:10 From Fossil to Electric?
  • The fossil world
  • Car buyers’ expectations with regards to propulsion
  • Important parameters for the transition to electric cars
Ralf-Hannappel-112x128 Speaker: Dr. Ralf Hannappel, Director European Electrification, Opel Group GmbH

Dr. Ralf Hannappel is in his role as Director European Electrification at the Opel Group, a project leader responsible for the next generation of electrified vehicles. With General Motors in Europe he held several positions within Engineering, Strategic Product Planning and Program Management as well as the project leader for the Opel/Vauxhall Cascada and Karl.

15:10 – 15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:30 – 16:20 Future Society Scenarios: Data Analysis and Utilization in EV
  • Understanding DENSO Technology Roadmap to a Safe and Healthy Society
  • Using future scenarios to identify the needed technologies and products
  • Using big data to alleviate range anxiety and improve EV efficiency
 Andres-Caldevilla-112x128 Speaker: Dr. Andrés Caldevilla, Technical Manager – Advanced Research, DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH

Dr. Andrés Caldevilla has been leading DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland’s EU Technology Roadmap activity. He holds degrees in electrical engineering from the TU of Madrid and in mechanical engineering from the TU of Vienna (2000). In 2008 he received the Ph.D. degree on energy storage devices for hybrid electric vehicles from the TU of Vienna.

Andres Caldevilla, Logo
16:20 – 17:10 Cloud Technology – A New Frontier
  • Putting EVs on a cloud
  • Exploiting real time data for smart electric mobility
  • Enabling proactive development and maintenance of EVs and charging stations
 Daniel-Lautensack-112x128 Speaker: Daniel Lautensack, Head of LPG Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, ABB Automation Products GmbH

Daniel Lautensack started with ABB in July 2008 as Director of Strategic Business Development for the ABB Full Service offering. Since 2013 he has been Head of the Local Product Group Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. The ABB EVCI department provides charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The e-mobility equipment from ABB is available for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, electric buses and ships.

17:10 – 18:00 Panel Discussion: EV Battery, Energy Storage and Charging Technologies
  • Understanding the competitive landscape of EV development
  • Tackling potential barriers to EV development
  • Discussing best industry practices
18:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman

09:00 – 09:20 Opening Address by Conference Chairman
09:20 – 10:30 How Autonomous Vehicles Will Transform Society
  • Early obstacles: Technology, Legislation, User Acceptance
  • Human Centric vs Techno Centric
  • Understanding A Changing Society – from 2016 to 2056
Michael-Robinson-112x128 Speaker: Michael Robinson, CEO & Design Director, ED Design

ED is the largest design and engineering company in Italy, offering turn-key services in the automotive and transportation industry. The CEO of ED, Michael Robinson, is one of the earliest advocates of autonomous automobiles, starting back in 1996, developing the first two autonomous concept cars in Europe: the 1998 Lancia Dialogos, a luxury sedan with vis-à-vis seating, and the 2000 Lancia Nea, a fully functional hands-free driving prototype.

ED Design
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments
11:00 – 12:00 EV Integration in Modern Home Infrastructures
  • Undertaking effective distribution grid planning
  • Turning your house into a mini utility
  • Having power over your power



Jonas-Maasmann-112x128 Speaker: Jonas Maasmann, Technical Project Leader – E-Mobility, Infrastructures and Grid, Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics

Jonas Maasmann is currently working as the technical project leader at the competence centre E-Mobility, Infrastructures and Grid of the TU Dortmund University. His main area of research interest is the integration of electric vehicles into the power grid, for example the impact of home charging infrastructures to the grid. He received the diploma degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012 at TU Dortmund University, Germany.

12:00 – 12:50 EV Tourism: Gaining the First-Mover Advantage


  • Electrification of public transport in modern cities
  • Getting users to make the switch
  • Catering to pioneer EV tourists
Richard-Lowden-112x128 Speaker: Richard Lowden, Founder and Chairman, Green Motion International

Richard Lowden, Founder and CEO of Green Motion, has spent the majority of his working life within the car rental industry, taking green car hire from its original base in the United Kingdom to 22 different countries, with the Green Motion brand continuing to enjoy an unprecedented growth within the industry. He is an expert on how electrical and environmentally friendly vehicles and infrastructure can play their part in eco tourism and the continued global acceptance of electric transport.

Green Motion
12:50 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:50 Used EVs: Another Low-Cost Alternative to EV Adoption


  • Understanding the unusual depreciation rate of EVs
  • Overcoming the perennial concerns over range and technology of used EVs
  • Putting federal tax credits into the picture



Rupert-Pontin-112x128 Speaker: Rupert Pontin, Head of Valuations, EurotaxGlass’s

In his role as Head of Valuations, Rupert Pontin is responsible for the accuracy of information provided by Glass’s, Europe’s largest vehicle data provider. At Glass’s, he sits on the UK SMT and is responsible for the editorial teams that provide the base data for all valuation and forecast products across the car, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, caravan and motor caravan markets.

Eurotax Glass
14:50 – 15:40 Gaining Government Support and Subsidies
  • Understanding the government’s role in helping develop a critical mass
  • Discussing different forms of government support (income tax credit, discounted vehicle registration fees, discounted sales tax, insurance discounts)
  • Striking mutually beneficial partnerships with automotive manufacturers, utility providers, retailers and other key players
Oliver-Paturet-112x128 Speaker: Olivier Paturet, General Manager – Zero Emission Strategy, Nissan

Olivier is an experienced global automotive executive with special expertise in Zero Emission Strategy, and Upstream Vehicle Programs. Since 2009 he has been based in Paris and is in charge of Nissan’s Zero Emission Strategy in Europe. He is especially involved in organizing all upstream activities necessary for the successful deployment of the Nissan’s European Electric Vehicle line-up. Since 2014 he has been project manager for the EU-funded TeN-T project “Rapid Charging Network” which will deploy up to 70 EV quick chargers across key corridors in the UK.

15:40 – 16:00 Afternoon Refreshments
16:00 – 17:00 Panel Discussion: EV Integration in Commercial and Residential Spaces
  • Exploring the opportunity of widespread integration
  • Overcoming the challenges to integrating commercial and residential infrastructures with EV infrastructures
  • Creating healthy and efficient environments
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman


University of Stuttgart

Your Workshop Leader for Both Workshops:

Prof. Dr. Peter Birke, Professor of Energy Research and E-Mobility, University of Stuttgart

Dr. Kai Peter Birke has 22 years of experience in research, development, and production of energy storage systems with a focus on Li-Ion technology. He joined Continental AG in Berlin in 2005 and became senior technical expert in battery technology and team leader in cell technology, and in 2010 was appointed Head of battery module and electromechanics. Since 2015 he has been a full Professor at the University of Stuttgart, covering the field of Electrical Energy Storage Systems.

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Workshop A on Safety

Battery safety is a multilevel approach along the value chain from materials to pack aspects. This workshop will treat the safety demands for each part of the value chain and discuss, which safety approach is satisfying. In particular we will speak about safety demands for:

  • Raw materials (purity)
  • Cell components
  • Modules
  • Battery Packs

A particular aspect will be a separate view on BoL (Begin of Life) and EoL (End of Life) and second life.

14:00-17:00 Workshop B on 48V

48 V could not only be the mandatory on board supply system solution for tomorrow but also the mass market HEV technology. There are special demands on cell technology, packaging and installation space (e.g. under the hood). In the workshop we will discuss the optimal cell choice (chemistry, housing, dimensions, energy, power, lifetime, safety) as well as pack level demands (volume, thermal management, installation space) and do a cost analysis. This will be done separately for 48 V as advanced on board supply system as well as for future low voltage HEV generations.