Side Events

Side events are created by exhibitors, and for their benefit. They enable exhibitors to create special highlights at the exhibition. The events are aimed at both customers and prospects. Click on each to details:

List of events:

Monday, 20 May

Reception at the Norwegian Pavilion

From: 6pm to 7pm
Place: E19

Tuesday, 21 May

Siemens Workshop – Accelerating xEV engineering with the digital twin

From: 1pm to 2:30pm
Place: Room Lumière 10/11

Siemens Digital Industries Software is glad to invite you to attend this free 90 minute workshop where our experts will describe how engineering processes have to evolve to cope with challenging requirements, and how a complete, integrated and accurate digital twin approach can enable car OEMs and suppliers to bridge the gap to achieve a significant competitive edge and optimize hybrid and electric vehicles performance. Limited places available, access only through registration.


AVERE EV User Association Workshop

From: 1PM to 2PM

The aim of the workshop is to present AVERE's EV User Association umbrella network which connects individual EV User Associations across the world. If you are a member of an EV User Association and would like to attend the workshop, please register here.

Open IEA HEV TASK 40 Workshop

From: 11am to 6pm
Place: Bocuse 1 room

11:00AM – 11:15AM Welcome and introduction
Welcome from the hosts AVERE / ADEME
Bert Witkamp – Introduction of the IEA HEV Task 40 CRM4EV “objectives and status”

11:30AM – 01:00PM Session 1
Environmental and social sustainability of raw materials for EV batteries
Xiao Lin (Chinese Academy of Sciences) – Metal recovery from Lithium ion-battery waste streams and end-of-life
Andreas Bittner (European Lithium Institute, tbc) – Sustainable Lithium in Europe
Daniele La Porta (The World Bank) - Sustainable mining in Africa: ethical and economic challenges
Task 40 speaker – Life Cycle approach & impacts of Li-ion batteries
12:30 – 13:00 Panel discussion with speakers with moderator and questions “online and onscreen”

01:00PM – 02:00 PM Lunch break

02:00PM – 03:45PM Session 2
EVs current status, outlook and transition: “current and future demand for raw materials”
Prof. Dr. Ocktaeck Lim (Ulsan University)– EV policies and industry in Korea
Prof. Ir. F. Rieck (AVERE) – Potential impacts of autonomous and shared driving on types and number of vehicles
Jose Pontes (EV Volumes) – EV market developments and battery technologies market shares
OLEV – UK ZEV targets and policies to get there
03:15PM – 03:45PM Panel discussion with speakers with moderator and questions “online and onscreen”

03:45PM – 04:15PM Refreshments break

04:15 – 06:00 Session 3
Raw materials for EVs 2020 – 2030 – 2050 “current and future supply of raw materials”
Barry Jackson (AngloAmerican) – Bridging the supply gap for Nickel
Vincent Ledoux Pedailles (Infinity Lithium) – Lithium mining and refining, Bridging the gap
Diego Garcia Carvaja (Copper Alliance) – E-motor concepts and impacts on the Bill of Materials (Copper/Rare Earths)
Tony Southgate (Stratton Metals) – Cobalt market dynamics and outlook
05:30 – 06.00 Panel discussion with speakers with moderator and questions “online and onscreen”

Baden-Wuerttemberg Reception at the German Pavilion

From: 2pm to 3pm
Place: Exhibition / Booth F15

Norwegian Workshop: Powered by nature – Pioneering Electric Mobility

From: 11am to 2pm
Place: Meeting room 6, mezzanine
Part I: Conditions for a successful EV transition: How Norway became the world’s leading EV market
Part II: Autonomous transport and green shipping

 Wednesday, 22 May

IEA HEV Task 28: Project Closing Workshop

From: 02:30pm to 5:30pm
Place: Salon d’honneur

After 4 years, 8 international workshops spanning 3 continents and nearly 100 presentations, “Task 28: Home Grids and V2X Technologies” comes to a close. This event will provide insight on the key lessons learnt along the way and reflect on the main issues facing V2X technology moving forward. We will begin with presentations by some of the leading members of Task 28 and finish with discuss and debate on the future for bi-directional charging technology. We will also unveil plans for the follow-on Task 43: Vehicle-Grid Integration.

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European Innovation funding for Road Transport Electrification - Achievements, Impacts and Identification of White Spots in R&D

From: 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Place: Room Mezzanine 6

Under Horizon 2020 and the previous European Research and Innovation Framework Programme, more than 140 projects on road transport electrification have been funded by the European Commission in the context of the European Green Cars/Vehicles Initiative EGVI cPPP. In this workshop, an insight into the achievements as well as the mid- and long term impacts of those projects is given. In order to tackle existing challenges towards the implementation of a sustainable and competitive Transport System in Europe and to achieve the European climate targets in the transport sector, further research and innovation is needed. A useful tool for the identification of future research needs is the European Roadmap Electrification of Road Transport edited by the European Technology Platforms ERTRAC, EPoSS and ETIP SNET. Matching results and contents of closed and ongoing funded projects with the topics of the roadmap can reveal white spots and therewith priorities as well as new topics, for which research needs still exist. The identification and specification of research topics priorities is essential for the planning of future funding policies in the area of road transport electrification and the decarbonization of the European transport system.
The workshop will be embedded in the EVS-32 conference and is organized by the EU funded project FUTURE-RADAR, support action for the European Green Vehicles Initiative cPPP.

Preliminary Agenda:
9:00 Registration – Welcome Coffee
9:30 Welcome and Outlook Innovation Funding in Horizon Europe, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (tbd)
9:45 Keynote: User Centric Design of Electric Vehicles, Riccardo Groppo, Ideas& Motion
10:15 European Roadmap Electrification of Road Transport – Overview of objectives and key focus areas, Gereon Meyer, Roadmap Rapporteur
10:30 Assessment of Achievements and Impacts of EU funded projects in the field of road transport electrification and Best Practices, Frauke Bierau-Delpont, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik (FUTURE-RADAR)
10:45 Introduction to Interactive Workshop
10:55 Short introduction to roadmaps: EV’s in urban environment, FUTURE-RADAR (tbd), Affordable EV passenger car + infrastructure, FUTURE-RADAR (tbd), Electric Urban Bus System, FUTURE-RADAR (tbd), Long-distance trucks and coaches, FUTURE-RADAR (tbd)
11:00 Matching with European Roadmap Electrification of Road Transport – Status of Implementation of roadmap topics in research projects – what is missing? What needs to be done next? Parallel Breakout Sessions: Achievements and impacts of research projects on road transport electrification
12:25 Presentation: Results of the Sessions (Session Chairs)
12:45 Summary and Concluding Remarks, Jochen Langheim, ST Microelectronics
13:00 Lunch break and End of Workshop

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