Several international events brought together industry experts, policy makers and research specialists to discuss technology options and market potential for electric and plug-in electric vehicles. cars21.com reported live from conferences around the globe to keep you up to date on the latest developments in battery and vehicle technology, as well as new on key messages from the financing and policy side.
The following top-ten list gives an overview of the most popular events cars21.com reported from:
- Geneva goes electric - all EV Premiers
- 2nd EV Li-ion Battery Forum: Experts discuss EV Recharging Infrastructure
- SAE Shanghai Battery Summit 2010: Opportunity Report for EVs and PHEVs
- Exclusive interview with Robert Stüssi, President of AVERE, in the up-run to EVS 25
- Paris Motor Show: Electric vehicles at centre stage - Part II
- Charging stations at EVS 25: An examination of 13 manufacturers
- Batteries 2010: Exclusive Interview with Christophe Pillot, Part I
- EVS25: A record number of EVs on display - Part I
- Batteries 2010: Use and Development of Battery Systems for HEV, EV and PHEV
- LA Auto Show: Electric cars comparison
Battery technology has always been a big issue for the cars21.com community. Lithium technology has garnered special interest this year as has reporting from the major manufacturers on in-house battery developments. Range extension and safety issues have also introduced a new set of battery considerations into the charging power puzzle.
The following top ten list introduces the most promising developments including their assets and drawbacks:
- The future of the lithium battery market
- Will lithium demand outstrip supply?
- How many years warranty for EV batteries?
- How to extend a lithium EV battery life
- Extending electric vehicle range
- Exclusive interview with Dr. Menahem Anderman, Advanced Automotive Batteries
- Batteries 2010: What Renault and Peugeot have to say about batteries
- Ford: Advanced Energy Storage for EVs
- Exclusive interview with Andrew Ng, Chairman of GP Batteries
- Magna: systematic approach to Lithium ion batteries in E-Cars
POLICY, INDUSTRY & MARKET TRENDS
Policy and industry developments in the EU, the US and Asia were closely watched areas for industry players. Interest was focused on new incentive programmes and infrastructure solutions, as well as charging standardization and overall market strategy.
The following top-ten list offers a selection of the most popular topics as regards policy, industry and market trends:
- McKinsey's electric vehicle index sees U.S. leading the EV mass market
- European Engineering Industry: Mode 3 charging should become norm
- UNECE adopts first international regulation on EV electric safety
- China issues EV targets for growth
- Latest EV charging solutions on European and US markets
- Europe: A maze of EV strategies
- France, Germany, Portugal and Spain push for e-mobility in Europe
- Exclusive interview with the CEO of Aker Wade: "Standardisation is the key"
- First findings of UK CABLED electric vehicle trial
- Progress in standardisation of EV charging connectors