Electric Vehicle (EV) Workshop

Date: 06 Aug 2009 - 06 Aug 2009

Venue: Potential 1 & 2, Level 13, Connexis (North Tower), Fusionopolis, 1 Fusionopolis Way

Electric-drive vehicles are increasingly being seen as a sustainable mode of transportation by countries worldwide as they are more efficient than combustion engines and can help reduce carbon emissions. Electric vehicles (EVs) are of interest to both the energy and transport sectors. Singapore is well-positioned for the deployment of EVs due to our compact urban environment, and robust electrical grid and IT infrastructure.
This EV workshop aims to bring together some of the leading EV OEMs, EV Tier 1 companies, EV infrastructure providers, the relevant government authorities and research organisations to share and discuss some of the latest trends and developments in EVs as well as identified technology  gaps.
8.30 am   Registration & Welcome Coffee
9.00 am   Welcome Note by Dr John Yong, Programme Manager, A*CAR, SERC
9.05 am   Opening by Guest-of-Honour
9.10 am   Overview of the Singapore Inter-Agency Electric Taskforce
  - by Mr David Tan, Deputy Executive Director, Energy Market Authority
9.30 am   Coffee Break & Networking
10.00 am  Latest Trends and Developments of Electric Vehicles
  - by Prof Gernot Spiegelberg, Vice President, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG
10.50 am  Electric Vehicle Activities in Renault-Nissan
  - by Mr Thierry Koskas, Programme Director, Electric Vehicle, Renault
11.30 am  Electric Vehicle Activities in Mitsubishi
  - by Representative from Mitsubishi
12.10 pm  LUNCH
1.10 pm   Electric Vehicle Systems Development in Bosch
  - by Dr Christoph P O Treutler, Director Research & Technology Centre Asia Pacific, Bosch
1.50 pm  Electric/Hybrid-Electric Powertrain/Vehicle Applications in ST Engineering
  - by Mr Kelvin Lim, General Manager, ST Kinetics (Shanghai) & Head, Hybrid and Electric Centre, ST Kinetics (Singapore)
2.30 pm  Managing Complexity in Global Vehicle Powertrain Electrification Development
  - by Mr John Absmeier, Director of Business Development, Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Delphi
3.10 pm  Latest Trends and Development of EV Battery
  - by Associate Professor Hideaki Horie, Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering, University of Tokyo & Engineering Director, Next Generation Battery Group, EV Energy Development Department, Nissan
3.50 pm  Coffee Break & Networking
4.00 pm  Close Door Roundtable Discussion
  - Objective: To identify potential EV Research Topics for A*CAR.
  - Participation from the speakers, EV Taskforce Members (A*STAR, EDB, EMA, LTA, NEA) and A*CAR Consortium Members.
5.30 pm  End

About the Organisers
A*STAR has interest in EVs through the A*CAR Consortium†. A*STAR is a member of the multi-agency EV taskforce that is co-chaired by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Land Transport Authority (LTA), and comprising other members across various ministries and statutory boards, including the Economic Development Board (EDB), National Environment Agency (NEA), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

† A*STAR Capabilities in Automotive Research (A*CAR) Consortium was launched on 30 September 2008. The initiative aims to bring together automotive OEMs, suppliers to engage R&D to address technical challenges and provide technical leadership to the automotive-supplier industry.

Registration for this workshop is free of charge.
Seats are limited and confirmation will be on a first-come-first served basis. 

For general enquiries, please contact Samantha Chan, Tel : 67938423. Email :