At the 12th edition of the annual International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Applications, held in October 2019 in Ulm, Germany, policy makers from China, Germany, Japan, the European Commission and the USA provided an in-depth description of their respective visions on how to bring forward battery technology.
These visions are now summarized in a Perspective article on Journal of Power Sources reporting the R&D trends presented at the conference and the current penetration of electric vehicles in the mass market:
"Bringing forward the development of battery cells for automotive applications: Perspective of R&D activities in China, Japan, the EU and the USA" (The manuscript is presently accessible free of charge until May 19, 2020).
Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens (ZSW), Prof. Stefano Passerini (HIU) and Dr. Khalil Amine (IALB/Argonne National Laboratory, USA) headed the conference.
Speakers included the renowned chemist M. Stanley Whittingham, who is regarded as one of the fathers of lithium-ion technology and who learned of his Nobel Prize award whilst in Ulm.