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Hybrid and Electric Vehicles:
Powertrain Development, Technology and Trends
14th July 2010

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Chairman Opening Presentation
Simon Arbuthnot - Automotive Consultant, Ricardo Strategic Consulting


Presentation - Lithium Ion Battery Technology
Dave Goodwin - Business Development Manager, ABSL Power Solutions


Presentation - Design and Integration of a L-ion Battery into a Fuel Cell Series Hybrid Vehicle
Phil Barker - Chief Engineer Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Lotus Engineering


Presentation - Unlocking the Potential of Axial Flux Machines
Dr. Michael Lamperth - Chief Technology Officer, EVO Electric


Presentation - Is Innovation Just About Technology?
Phil Whiffin - Hybird Systems Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover


Presentation - Powertrain Development, Technology and Trends
Nick Ford - Automotive Consultant, Frost and Sullivan Consulting


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Unlocking the Grid:
Expanding Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Charging Capabilities
24th June 2010

Overview

Despite the increasing capabilities of EVs, the lack of a cohesive recharging infrastructure has continued to impede their acceptance into the mass consumer market, creating a "chicken and egg" scenario. The effective implementation of unified recharging networks and global standardisation initiatives, coupled with the latest developments in charging technology, will make the transition to low-carbon vehicles a reality.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Chairman Opening Presentation
Nick Ford - Automotive Consultant, Frost and Sullivan Consulting


Presentation
Erik Fairbairn - Chief Executive, Infracharge


Presentation
Bret Aker - Chief Executive Officer, AKER WADE


Presentation
Roger Millington - Global Market Manager, Conductix


Presentation
Johan Peeters - Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Epyon Power


Presentation
Greg Simmons - Technical Director, Elektromotive


Presentation
Nick Ford - Automotive Consultant, Frost and Sullivan Consulting


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The Growth of Electric Vehicles:
Integrating Emerging Business Models and New Value Chains
27th April 2010

Overview

This business revolution will foster a new era of industry as well as advance the important vehicle improvements needed to make PHEVs and EVs dominant players in the future of sustainable transport. Although there will be uncertainty in the marketplace, these new concepts of mobility will change the way we view our vehicles as a mode of personal transport.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation - New Business Models and New Value Chains
Simon Arbuthnot - Automotive Consulting, Manager, Ricardo Strategic Consulting


Presentation - The OEM Perspective
Andy Heiron - Head of Electric Vehicle Programme, Renault UK


Presentation - EDF Energy's Mission
Kate Armitage - Electric Vehicle Manager, EDF Energy


Presentation - Assessment of New Business Models and Value Chains
Nick Ford - Automotive Consultant, Frost and Sullivan Consulting


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Lithium Battery Technology and System Development:
Breaking the Barriers for Electric Vehicles
9th March 2010

Overview

Advanced battery technology is the fastest growing technical field being addressed in electric vehicle development today. It has become the foundation of electric vehicles which defines vehicle cost, range, performance and design characteristics. With this extraordinary momentum and rapidly growing sector, it will be essential to understand the roadmap and outlook for lithium batteries as this technology continues to shape the future development of the automotive industry.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation - Chairman Opening Speech
John Owen - School of Chemistry, Univeristy of Southampton


Presentation - Advanced Li-ion for Automotive Applications
Dr. James Miners - Business Development Manager, Energy Storage Solutions, Dow Chemical Europe GmbH



Presentation - Key Challenges for the Development of Advanced Batteries
Dr. Christian Rosenkranz - EUROBAT and Director Global Business Development & EU Gov't Affairs -Johnson Controls SAFT Advanced Power Solutions




Presentation - Automotive Batteries - A User's Perspective
Trevor Power - Managing Director, ZEmotive


Presentation - LiFeBATT Technology and Roadmap
Ian Goodman - Managing Director, LiFeBATT


Presentation - Market Drivers, Challenges, Supply and Demand of Lithium Batteries
Nick Ford - Automotive Consultant, Frost and Sullivan Consulting


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Electric Vehicles at the Crossroads
Towards a Comprehensive EU-Wide Approach
18th February 2010

Overview

Recent scientific evidence on climate change has caused societies to urgently consider alternative ways to reduce our carbon emissions. The European Environment Agency estimates that automobiles alone account for 14% of the EU's total CO2 emissions. The role of electric vehicles in the European transport sector has offered a vast opportunity for industry growth, technology development and most importantly, the much needed reduction of transport CO2 emissions.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation - Chairman Opening Speech
Wil Botman - Director General, Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, FIA Brussels


Presentation - How to Avoid an Electric Shock
Nusa Urbancic - Policy Officer, Transport and Environment, T&E Brussels


Presentation - 360 View of the Global Electric Vehicle Market
Nick Ford - Automotive Consultant, Frost and Sullivan Consulting


Presentation - Electrically Chargeable Vehicles - The Auto Industry Perspective
Rolf Stromberger - Director Environment and Economics, ACEA


Speech Summary (To Be Updated!)
Helmut Morsi - Deputy Head of Unit, International Transport Relations & Trans-European Transport Network Policy



TEN-T Transport Policy Website - Consultation Minutes for Expert Group 3

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Stimulating Markets for Electric Vehicles
Consumer Adoption, Education and Incentives
11th February 2010

Overview

A fundamental shift in consumer attitudes, along with education, pricing incentives, balanced taxation and a range of market instruments, will support the adoption of EVs into the marketplace. The continued need for action and collaboration from industry stakeholders and governments remain prevalent as the importance of creating a sustainable consumer market for electric vehicles has become a critical goal for the of future low carbon transport.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation - Low Carbon Regions (To Be Updated)
Sean Long - Automotive and Low Carbon Vehicle Sector, One North East Regional Development


Presentation - Integrated Approach to EV Adoption
Liz Gray - Senior Consultant, Future Transport Systems


Presentation - Marketing Electric Vehicles
Catherine Hutt - Business Development Manager - Electric Vehicles, SMMT


Presentation - Early Consumer Responses to Electric Vehicles
Dr. Stephen Skippon - Principal Scientist, Shell Global Solutions


Presentation - Promoting Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles in the UK
Bernie Lally - Consumer Incentive Policy Advisor, Office for Low Emission Vehicles


Presentation - Stimulating the Electric Vehicle Market
Jonathan Shine - Managing Director, DrivElectric


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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Charging the Future of Transport
10th December 2009

Overview

Despite the increasing capabilities of EVs, the lack of a unified recharging infrastructure has continued to impede their acceptance into the mass market, creating the “chicken and egg” situation. Implementing government initiatives and charging infrastructures effectively, along with the latest in recharging technology advancements, will make the transition to low-carbon vehicles a reality.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation - The Changing Requirements of Intelligent Infrastructure
Greg Simmons - Technical Director, Elektromotive


Presentation - Turning London Electric
Marie-Barbe Girard - Delivery Unit, Transport for London


Presentation - Challenges and Solutions for the Plug-In Vehicle Market
Bethan Carver - Head of Partnerships and Affinities, EDF Energy


Presentation - The Broad Implications of EV Charging Infrastructure in the UK
Ian McDonald - Technical Director, Furture Transport Systems


Presentation - EV Charging Infrastructure: An Opportunity or Headache For Electricity Utilities?
Stephen Harkin - Consultant, Delta Energy and Environment


Additional Inductive Charging Information
Courtesy of Roger Millington, Global Market Manager for Offshore & Renewable Energy - Conductix (www.conductix.com)


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The Future of European Automotive Safety
Regulation, Collaboration and Development
25th November 2009

Overview

While improvements in regulation and technology have helped reduce accident rates, the need to save more lives on roadways around the world remains prominent. It is critical for governments and automotive industry stakeholders to have a collaborative approach to automotive safety in order to maintain the advancement of safety systems innovation, industry competition and standardisation in the effort to save more lives on Europe's roadways.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation - The Future of Automotive Safety
Wil Botman - Director General, FIA European Bureau


Presentation - Enhancing Safety Development and Regulation at European Level
Walter Nissler - Directorate General "Road Safety" Unit, European Commission


Presentation - Safe Vehicles through Advanced Features and Crash Compliance
Michiel van Ratingen - Secretary General, EURO NCAP


Presentation - A Single Star is All You Need
Dr. Markus Fach - Senior Manager for Active Safety, Mercedes Benz


Presentation - Auto Manufacturers Obligations, Future Challenges and Obstacles
Renzo Cicilloni - Director of Safety, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association


Presentation - Rethinking Safe Roads
John Dawson - Chairman, European Road Assesment Programme - EURO RAP


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Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Powertrain Innovation and Developement
5th November 2009

Overview

Innovation in technology and powertrain development will play a vital role in optimizing vehicle energy efficiency and reducing costs, resulting in hybrid and electric vehicles that are viable solutions for the future of personal mobility. In a rapidly evolving industry, it is imperative to have a key understanding of innovation and development trends in EV powertrains.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation - Implications of Electric Powertrain Technology
Simon Arbuthnot - Consultant, Ricardo Straegic Consulting


Presentation - Routes to Reduce Emissions / Hybrid Vehicle Technology
Dr. Mike Richardson - Senior Manager Advanced Hybrid Technology, Jaguar Land Rover


Presentation - Axial Flux Electric Machines for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Dr. Michael Lamperth - Co Founder and Chief Technology Officer - EVO Electric


Presentation - Range Extender: The ICE behind Series Hybrid
Phil Barker - Chief Engineer for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology, Lotus Engineering


Presentation - Powertrain Challenges & Future Test Solutions
Lisa Mahoney - Applications Engineer, A and D Technology


Presentation - Hybrid and EV Powertrain Global Trends
Nick Ford - Senior Automotive Consultant, Frost and Sullivan


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Shaping a Greener Future
Decarbonising Road Transport in the UK
15th October 2009

Overview

Road transport continues to play a vital role in industry and society alike, and contributes significantly to the overall success of the UK economy. However, the impact of CO2 emissions and the general threat that climate change poses to our environment has raised fundamental questions. In order to meet these long-term challenges, it is crucial that the building blocks at set for low carbon road transport in the UK through sustainable development funding, collaboration between government, public sectors and the automotive transport industry along with supportive legislative framework.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Updated Speaker Biographies List
Opening Chairman's Introduction - Sean Long - One Northeast RDA
Presentation - Pathways & Progress to Low Carbon Transport in the UK
Greg Archer - Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership


Presentation - Meeting the Challenges for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles: An Early Market for EVs
Rosie Snashall - Head of Consumer Incentives Team, Office for Low Emission Vehicles


Presentation - How Do We Make the Market Sustainable?
Robin Haycock - Assistant Director Innovation & Technology, BIS


Presentation - Meeting Carbon Budgets: The Need for Step Change
David Kennedy - Chief Executive, The Committee on Climate Change


Presentation - The Future of UK Low Carbon Transport
Andrew McCall - Head of Global Government Affairs, Jaguar Land Rover


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European CO2 Emissions Performance Standards
Enhancing Policy, Collaboration and Innovation
1st October 2009

Overview

The European CO2 standardisation process remains pivotal in the dialogue between the European Union and the automotive industry in Europe. As a leader in the fight against climate change with ambitious CO2 targets, the EU is set to initiate new legislative frameworks towards a more successful integrated approach by defining better policy objectives and different methods of facilitating European cycle of efficiency. The future collaboration between legislation and automotive developments will prove to be critical in shaping the future of European CO2 regulation.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Conference Minutes - Will be Available Shortly! Keynote Speech Transcript (Jos Dings - Federation for Transport and Environment - Brussels) Now Available!

Exhibit - Role of Governments – Balanced Approach?
Bart Vanham - Leader, Indirect Tax Automotive Network - PriceWaterhouseCoopers


Presentation - Challenges within European CO2 Emission Standardisation
Dr. Rolf Stromberger- Director Environment and Economics, ACEA


Presentation - EU Policy on CO2 Emissions of Cars and LCVs
Günter Hörmandinger - Environment Directorate-General, Unit C.3: Clean Air & Transport, European Commission


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Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Advanced Battery Technology
8th September 2009

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Overview

Despite a difficult year, the advancement of electric vehicles has created a vast amount of positive energy for the automotive industry. EVs have given the potential of a brighter future, with simplified powertrains, increased efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. In a rapidly changing industry, it will be crucial to understand latest energy storage advancements as they begin to impact the future of sustainable transportation.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Dr. James Miners - High Power Lithium) Presentation (Dr. Christian Rosenkranz - EUROBAT / Johnson Controls SAFT) Presentation (Dr. Peter Miller - Ricardo) Presentation (Dr. Peter Pichler - Magna Steyr) Presentation (Nick Ford - Frost and Sullivan Consulting) page top

Fully Charged?
Shaping the Future of Electric Vehicles
16th July 2009

Overview

In 1886, the first electric taxi cab was launched in England and in 1897 Ferdinand Porsche produced his first car – which was also electric. By 1904, electric vehicles were being overshadowed by cheaper, faster and more convenient petrol vehicles. Although this may have spelled the end of electric vehicles, recent breakthroughs in emerging EV technology and proactive government initiatives have dramatically shifted the viability of these machines. What barriers still stand in the way of creating a highly competitive EV?

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Lee Jeffcoat - Lotus Engineering) Large File 12.8MB Presentation (Jonathan Shine - Lithium Force Europe) Presentation (Don Newton - Axeon Battery Technology) Presentation (Adam Chase - E4Tech Sustainable Energy Consulting) Presentation (Alexandre Beaudet - Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Techology) page top

EU Regulation and Sustainability in the Automotive Sector:
Challenges and Solutions
Brussels, Belgium
9th July 2009

Overview

The automotive industry continues to play a vital role at the heart of the European economy. Its impacts filter down across a wide range of other sectors, directly employing two million people and is responsible for over twelve million jobs across the continent. In order to achieve this increasingly important sustainability, Europe, together with the Member States, must act accordingly and provide measures which are consistent, efficient and harmonised. An integrated approach, which encompasses all three sectors, is critical to solve the difficult challenges faced during this important time.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation - Better Integration With The EU Framework
Philippe Jean - European Commission, Enterprise and Industry


Presentation - The Economic Situation Of The Automotive Industry and CARS 21
Ivan Hodac - Secretary General, ACEA


Presentation - Environmental Issues In The Automobile Industry
Philip Owen - European Commission, DG Environment – Clean Air and Transport


Presentation - Employment and Competitiveness In The Automotive Sector
Lars Holmqvist - CEO, CLEPA


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Unlocking the Grid:
Developing Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
24th June 2009

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Overview

In 1886, the first electric taxi cab was launched in England and in 1897 Ferdinand Porsche produced his first car – which was also electric. By 1904, electric vehicles were being overshadowed by cheaper, faster and more convenient petrol vehicles. Although this may have spelled the end of electric vehicles, recent breakthroughs in emerging EV technology and proactive government initiatives have dramatically shifted the viability of these machines. What barriers still stand in the way of creating a highly competitive EV?

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Professor Neville Jackson - Ricardo) Presentation (Jonathan Shine - Lithium Force Europe) Presentation (Greg Simmons - Elektromotive) Presentation (Barry Shrier - Liberty Electric Cars) Presentation (Bethan Carver - EDF Energy) Presentation (Josh Steinmann - Better Place) Presentation (Benny Daniel - Frost and Sullivan) page top

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles:
Meeting Tomorrow's Challenge Today
3rd June 2009

Overview

Governments and the automotive industry alike have taken this hydrogen challenge seriously, investing heavily in advanced research and technology development. Industry analysts have predicted that fuel cell technologies will play a key role in a future global economy, with Europe leading the way in world class hydrogen technology. Yet many questions still remain: What are the hydrogen and fuel cell myths? What challenges lie ahead for hydrogen? What are the solutions?

Relevant Informational Websites

Road2HyCom - Hydrogen Research

Fuel Cell Europe

Univeristy of Birmingham Fuel Cell Research

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Anthony Brenninkmeijer - Fuel Cell Europe) Presentation (Nick Ford - Frost and Sullivan) Presentation (Dr. Jon Moore - Intelligent Energy) Presentation (Nick Owen - Ricardo Roads2HyCom Project) Presentation (Bruno Pollet - Univeristy of Birmingham) Presentation (Charles Purkess - ITM Power UK) Presentation (Benny Daniel - Frost and Sullivan) Now Available! page top

Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Advanced Powertrains
24th March 2009

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Overview

As 2009 commences, it is clear that the automotive industry is in a state of rapid change. Hybrids and electric vehicles have quickly captured the industry's attention as a forward-thinking solution to sustainable transport. Furthermore, industry analysts predict that European OEMs will become the world leaders in hybrid and EV technology by 2014. Advanced technology and innovative powertrain engineering will play a critical role in optimizing vehicle energy efficiency and reducing costs, thus making hybrid and electric vehicles a viable solution for the future of personal mobility.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Gianfranco Rindone - Prodrive) Presentation (Phil Barker - Lotus Engineering) Presentation (Dr. Harry Cho - AVL Powertrain UK) Presentation (Professor Nick Vaughan - Cranfield University) Presentation (Daniel Benny - Frost and Sullivan) Presentation (Dr Michael Lampérth - EVO Electric) TO BE UPDATED Presentation (Simon Griffith - NexxtDrive)

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Electric Vehicles: Advanced Battery Technology
24th February 2009

Overview

Over the past year, electric vehicles have been backed with growing industry confidence as market technologies have advanced to create more viable vehicles. Although EVs are available today, the battery continues to be a crippling factor for getting these vehicles on the road with consumers. The future of electric vehicles relies on sophisticated battery technology that combat cost, range limitations, and durability. Breakthroughs in cell chemistry and battery management systems have shifted the range barrier, while predictions show future battery technologies capable of 250+ miles, faster charging and energy densities reaching as high as 400 Wh/kg. In a rapidly evolving industry, it is crucial to understand the key battery technology advancements and engineering breakthroughs.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Jonathan Shine - Lithium Force Europe) Presentation (Dr Patrick Mosley - Advanced Lead–Acid Battery Consortium) Presentation (Dr Martyn Ottaway - Thermal Hazard Technology) Presentation (Nick Ford - Frost & Sullivan) Presentation (Ian McDonald - AIC Labs Europe Ltd & HEC Ventures)

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Fully Charged?
The Future of Electric Vehicles
11th December 2008

Overview

Electric vehicles have gained as a frontrunner in the automotive market place as a source of future sustainable mobility. EVs have been deemed by many as a viable solution to reducing our dependence on foreign energy and decreasing our carbon footprint, but what barriers stand in the way of total vehicle electrification? In a recent survey study of 8,000 motorists in Europe and the US, only 20% were aware of hybrid technologies whilst analysts say that Lithium-Ion technology will take up half of the EV market by 2015. Although there are questions that still remain unanswered, recent breakthroughs in emerging EV technology and consumer behavioural changes have created a vast change in viability of these machines. There will indeed be many challenges for the electric vehicle market, but understanding what factors impact the electric vehicle industry will create vast opportunities.

Programme

The original programme for this event is available for download in Adobe Portable Document Format. Programme Fully Charged?

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Mark Barrett - UCL) Presentation (Barry Shrier - Liberty Electric Cars) Presentation (Don Newton - Axeon) Presentation (Sebastien Ruiz - EDF Energy) Presentation (Johnathan Shine - Drivelectric Ltd) Presentation (Don Cochrane - Tesla Motors)

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Annual Global Automotive Symposium:
Meeting the Challenges of the Credit Crunch
25th November 2008

Overview

Nearly overnight, the landscape of the auto industry has been transformed for automotive manufacturers across the globe. Suppliers and manufacturers alike have battled a turbulent and seemingly unpredictable market during the past year as many of the world’s major economies have shifted. There have been monumental challenges in coping with an energy crisis, slumping sales, a credit crunch and a rapidly evolving consumer demand towards green vehicles. Despite these difficulties, remarkable progress has been made in the form of innovative technology, emissions control, alternative drive trains and intelligent vehicle design. As 2009 peers over the horizon, it is a crucial time to look at both the accomplishments and downfalls of the automotive industry in order to meet the challenges presented by a struggling global economy that has affected millions.

Programme

The original programme for this event is available for download in Adobe Portable Document Format. Programme (Annual Global Automotive Symposium)

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Mike Hyatt - SMMT) Presentation (Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis - CAIR) Presentation (Kevin Gaskell, EuroTaxGlass's) Presentation (Ben Rachel - CMW) Presentation (Michiel Van Ratingen - Euro NCAP) Presentation (Anil Valsan - Frost & Sullivan)

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The Global Oil Paradox:
Transforming the Automotive Industry
21st October 2008

Overview

For centuries, the modern world has been dominated by its reliance on oil. It has become the ingrained solution for nearly every energy need and has infiltrated its way into every consumer product. Its dependence has shaped countries, diplomacy, economies, and the transportation industry. Yet because of this interdependence, oil and all factors connected to it have the power to swing nations and industries into extreme disarray. The past year has shown that the interdependence on oil has the ability to raise the costs of the automotive industry, shrink its margins and create a new consumer almost instantaneously. The dramatic rise in oil prices has crippled U.S. auto makers to their knees, while the fate of suppliers and labour forces has never been so bleak. Combined, these factors have created an industry that is on the verge of a revolutionary shift. The global dependence on oil has now become the automotive industry’s biggest contradiction – and its biggest challenge. The impacts of oil and changes to the automotive industry have been far-reaching. It is now crucial to understand the causes of theses changes, to analyse the outlook for the global automotive industry, and create viable solutions for the future.

Programme

The original programme for this event is available for download in Adobe Portable Document Format. Programme (The Global Oil Paradox)

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Dr Mark Barrett - University College London) Presentation (Dr Bassam Fathouh - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies) Presentation (Malcolm Watson, UKPIA) Presentation (Adam Chase - E4tech) Presentation (Anil Valsan - Frost & Sullivan)

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The Growth of India and China:
Harnessing the Fastest Expanding Automotive Markets in the World
16th October 2008

Overview

In the past decade, both India and China have become major players in the global marketplace. Within the first five months of 2008 alone, automotive sales rose 17.41% over the same period a year earlier in China. India has also seen substantial growth, with an estimated 25 million new jobs created by the automotive industry by 2016. This dramatic growth has changed the landscape of the global automotive market. New customer bases, infrastructure challenges, strategic operations and energy consumption have all become predominant rapid expansion topics. The automotive industry will become the engine of continued growth in India and China and it will be crucial for all stakeholders within the industry to grasp the future impact of this economic and societal shift.

Programme

The original programme for this event is available for download in Adobe Portable Document Format. Programme (The Growth of India and China)

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Eric Wallbank, Ernst & Young) Presentation (Andres Garcia-Bermudez, European Commission) Presentation (Stewart Ferguson, China-Britain Business Council) Presentation (Dr Lawrence Saez, School of Oriental and African Studies)

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Decarbonising the Automotive Industry:
Emissions Control and the Pursuit of Greener Vehicles
16th September 2008

Overview

Over the last two decades, the automotive industry has been subjected to growing pressures to re-examine its vast environmental responsibilities. Most recently, increased demand for road transport coupled with the rising cost of crude oil has led for an even greater push toward fuel efficiency, alternative powertrain systems and redefined business strategy in order to reach a more conscientious consumer. Heightened regulations and government initiatives such as the King Review will continue to have a decisive impact on automobile design; consequently OEMs are confronted with the challenge of creating innovative product line-ups that are increasingly environmentally friendly and cost sensitive. It is crucial in a competitive environment such as the automotive industry to understand the latest trends, development strategies and technologies that have the potential to make both the long and short term goal of reduced transportation emissions a reality.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Brendan Connor, CENEX) Presentation (John Baldwin, CNG Services Ltd) Presentation (Phil Barker, Lotus Engineering) Presentation (Graham Pendlebury, Department for Transport) Presentation (Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis, Centre for Automotive Industry Research) Presentation (Bart Vanham, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Leader Indirect Tax Automotive Network)

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The Future of Automotive Safety:
Delivering a Safer Tomorrow Through Technology and Design
14th May 2008

Overview

Each year, more than 40,000 lives in the European Union are lost to road accidents, becoming the main cause of death for those less than 45 years of age. Prompted by EU regulatory authorities, with the introduction of EuroNCAP and White Paper directive of 2001, Automakers have become driving forces for the advancement of safety in the industry and have dramatically increased spending towards the research and development for new automotive safety technologies, creating a projected industry turnover of over €23 billion by 2015. Driver systems have grown dramatically from the traditional braking system, to highly advanced driver assistance systems and vehicle-to-vehicle safety exchange. Driver safety has also become a baseline criterion for a vehicle’s design and production, making systematic safety development more important than ever. In turn, what became standard in a growing industry has become the source of a competitive advantage.

Programme

The original programme for this event is available for download in Adobe Portable Document Format. Programme (The Future of Automotive Safety)

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Nick Ford, Frost & Sullivan) Presentation (Jim Hopton, MIRA) Presentation (Professor Benjamin Heydecker, University College London) Presentation (James Bradford, Euro RAP) Presentation (Michiel Van Ratingen, Euro NCAP)

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Towards a Sustainable Automotive Industry:
Meeting the Fuel and Engine Technology Challenge
29th January 2008

Overview

In the last two decades the automotive industry has been subjected to growing pressures to take its environmental responsibilities more seriously. With these issues now firmly embedded into the political mainstream, the automotive industry faces the inevitable challenge of producing more efficient vehicles which predominantly rely on renewable energy resources – this has prompted a complex push towards investing in carbon reduction technologies, especially in relation to fuel and engine developments. In an increasingly competitive market, OEMs are faced with the twin challenges of meeting progressively tougher legislative and regulatory requirements, whilst at the same time responding to more demanding and cost-conscious consumer behaviour.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (John Baldwin, CNG Services Ltd) Presentation (Alastair Rennie, UKHA) Presentation (K.D. Gaskell, EurotaxGlass's International) Presentation (Phil Lake, Ford of Europe) Presentation (Al Bedwell, J.D. Power)

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Innovation and Growth in the UK Automotive Industry:
The Next Ten Years
30th October 2007

Overview

Despite recent headline-making setbacks in the UK car industry, the state of the automotive sector in the UK is far from being in decline. Indeed, with thirteen of the world’s largest OEMs currently basing their European headquarters in the UK, and the continuing renewal of volume car production, the signal is clear that this country is an ideal place to do business. Furthermore, the automotive industry in the UK has established itself as a world-leader in engineering, research and development in future technologies, Tier 1 component design, a major centre of diesel engine manufacturing and a niche vehicle manufacturing and motorsport hub that are the envy of the rest of the world.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Adobe Portable Document format.

Presentation (Dr Peter Wells, Cardiff University) Presentation (Phil Davies, BERR) Presentation (John King, Corus Automotive Engineering) Presentation (Adam Chase, E4tech) Presentation (Charles Morgan, Morgan Motor Company) Presentation (John Baldwin, CNG Services) Presentation (Dean Murden, Ricardo)

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Pollution Control: Meeting the Emissions Challenge
17th July 2007

Overview

Since the 1970s, the European Union has introduced successive waves of emission control legislation for diesel powered commercial vehicles. Euro 4 emission standard came into force in October 2006 and compliance to the stricter Euro 5 is due in October 2009. Consequently, adherence to ever tighter emission regulation has led to more and more complex and technologically advanced solutions within the commercial vehicle industry.

With the political agenda resolutely focussed on addressing the environmental effects of pollution in the transport industry, local authorities in the UK are firmly at the forefront of the emission control debate. As well as the practical obligations in terms of monitoring and improving air quality in urban areas, local authorities have a significant role to play in shaping future carbon reduction policy, particularly as the number of diesel vehicles is increasing.

Presentations

The following presentations are in Microsoft Powerpoint format. If you are a Windows user but do not have Powerpoint available then please note that you may download the Powerpoint Viewer application from Microsoft free of charge.

Presentation (Brendan Connor, Cenex) Presentation (Martin Bragg, Isuzu Truck) Presentation (Glenn Edge, Cambridgeshire County Council) Presentation (Nick Fairholme, Transport for London)

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