Feb 20, 2017

ees Europe Conference to focus on cars in 2017

Nell Walker
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The ees Europe conference, set to take place in May, will focus on the automotive industry this...

The ees Europe conference, set to take place in May, will focus on the automotive industry this year.

The Conference Program will highlight this area of interest, as the mobile storage system sector of booming, and there will be numerous discussions on associated topics.

Demand for electric vehicles is at an all-time high and growing, and this means that batteries and mobile storage devices are becoming more powerful all the time. It has become a billion-dollar industry.

According to the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, as of January 2016, there were more than 1.3 million electric cars worldwide – an increase of 73 percent over the previous year. By the end of 2016, the number of electric cars was expected to reach 2 million. The annual production volume of e-vehicles will soon exceed one million and is forecast to reach 20 million by 2025, which is approximately equivalent to 25 percent of the total vehicle production as announced by several automotive companies. Annual production quantities of lithium-ion batteries would then reach 400 gigawatt hours – approximately ten times as many as are produced today.

Attendees of the conference, which runs on May 30th and 31st, will learn about current market developments, government incentive programs in Europe, global hotspots for stationary and mobile storage systems, storage integration, the types of battery electric and hybrid vehicles now available, safety criteria, charging infrastructure, and much more.

Doctor Matthias Vetter (Head of the Department of Electrical Energy Storage at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems), who serves at the second co-chairman alongside Professor Doctor Werner Tillmetz (a member of the board of the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg), said: “The exhibition and conference have a firm place in the industry’s calendar. Our consistent development signals to the industry and our attendees that we want to expand the conference and integrate topics that are relevant to the market.”


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