SAE International to hold 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit in Shanghai

The SAE International 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit, to be held in Shanghai, China, will draw together some of the world's leading engineers, scientists and corporations to discuss breakthroughs in battery technology, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle commercialization efforts and China's pivotal role in the development of lithium-ion batteries.

The 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit will build on the knowledge shared and in-depth discussions started at last year's summit. In September of 2010, nearly 300 decision makers from the battery, automotive and energy storage sectors gathered in Shanghai to discuss lithium battery innovations and market penetration of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Featuring nearly 30 speakers from nine countries, the 2010 Summit offered a truly global view of battery technology and electrified vehicles.

The two-day Summit will be chaired by Dr. Menahem Anderman, president of Advanced Automotive Batteries and founder of Total Battery Consulting. This year's Summit will zero in on these keys areas: electrified vehicle market development, innovations in cell chemistry for energy storage, battery design for safety and extended life and battery pack integration and charging challenges and solutions. We're guessing it will also feature some charged-up discussions (sorry!).

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SAE International Announces 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit - 14-15 November, in Shanghai

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 24, 2011 - An explosion of recent research on Li-ion battery development, along with the growing international commitment to the market penetration of battery powered vehicles, has prompted development of the SAE International 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit, November 14-15, 2011 in Shanghai. Designed to integrate the most recent battery innovations with lessons learned in recent EV/PHEV commercialization efforts, this year's Summit will build significantly on the knowledge presented at last year's highly successful (2010) Summit.

Last September, nearly 300 engineering and corporate decision makers from leading battery, automotive, energy storage/distribution companies and their suppliers gathered in Shanghai to discuss Li-ion battery innovations and research as well as their implications for the market penetration of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Featuring nearly thirty speakers from nine different countries and delegates from 17 countries, last year's Summit offered a uniquely global view of Li-ion battery technology and EV/PHEV industries worldwide.

This year's Summit will again bring together the world's most highly regarded engineers, scientists and corporate representatives to update the industry on the latest progress and plans for lithium based battery technologies and research as well as their implications for worldwide markets.

The Summit will be chaired by Dr. Menahem Anderman, President of Advanced Automotive Batteries and founder of Total Battery Consulting, Inc. An expert battery consultant, Dr. Anderman is known throughout the industry for his Advanced Automotive Battery Conferences (AABC) and for publishing multi-client studies of advanced vehicle and battery markets and technologies, with an emphasis on energy storage.

The Summit will feature more than 20 in-depth presentations organized across four sessions: Electrified Vehicle Market Development chaired by Dr. Anderman; Innovations in Cell Chemistry for Energy Storage chaired by Steven J. Visco, Polyplus Battery Company; Battery Design for Safety and Extended Life chaired by Dr. Robert Spotnitz of Battery Design LLC; and Battery Pack Integration and Charging Challenges and Solutions chaired by Dr. Zhenxing Fu of Shanghai E-Propulsion Auto Technology Company (SAIC).

A China Keynote will also address China's key role in the global development of Li-ion batteries and EV/PHEV markets as outlined in China's 12th Five Year Plan and the Energy Saving and New Energy Vehicle Development Plans.

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SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In MotionĀ® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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