Indium Corporation to host battery-focused EV InSIDER live webcast
The next episode of Indium Corporation's free webcast series EV InSIDER Live, titled e-Mobility Batteries: The Next Frontier of Sustainability and the Circular Economy, is set to premier on Thursday, May 11th, at 11:30 EST.
EV InSIDER Live is co-hosted by Indium Corporation's Global Head of e-Mobility and Infrastructure, Brian O'Leary, and Loren McDonald, EV consultant and CEO of EVAdoption. It is conducted in a candid and conversational format suitable for business executives, casual observers, and seasoned engineers alike.
The upcoming session, featuring special guest Oliver Gross, Global Director of Energy Services - Electrification and EV Operations at Stellantis, will explore a range of topics including:
The role of automakers in the future, including the circular economy. Will automakers follow Tesla's lead and compete in both the electric vehicle and energy spaces? Gross will outline his idea for the Energy Internet of Things (EIoT), vehicle to grid opportunities, and the interplay with microgrids and virtual power plants.
The latest developments in battery technology and chemistry that could significantly extend the life of EV batteries. Hosts will examine the likely "high/low" bi-furcation of battery chemistries for low-range and long-range EV applications. Which approach will win out in the end: recycling or repurposing batteries in second-life applications? How will bi-directional charging affect battery life? Is the 70%-80% energy capacity rule of thumb for EV end-of-life the right metric, or do we need to think differently about battery lifespans?
How will government action impact supply chains? What effect will the recent Clean Vehicle Credit (CVC) battery cell requirement have moving forward?Top of Form Will EV battery production be akin to the New Deal in the U.S.? What about the politics and challenges of producing battery cells, primarily with Asian partners? How will regional regulations impact the powertrain and battery strategies of automakers?
"Season two of EV InSIDER Live got off to a great start in April with a timely examination of EV fast chargers," said O'Leary. "Loren and I are now looking forward to welcoming a battery expert like Mr. Gross and, together, exploring the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."