48V Technology Sets The Roadmap For A New Era of Electric Vehicles

  • 48V architectures are changing the face of the battery and automotive industries
  • Hundreds of exhibitors will be in Germany next month to showcase their 48V-related products
  • Join them at the exhibitions for free, or purchase a pass to the comprehensive conferences covering all things 48V

(Sindelfingen, Germany – Wednesday 14 March) 48V battery technology is bringing about a new era of electric vehicles, giving rapid rise to electric architectures from world-leading automakers that deliver fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance.

Among those vehicle manufacturers currently pursuing 48V mild hybrid systems to deliver significant fuel savings are Daimler and Ford, and The Battery Show Conference and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference will be welcoming senior experts from both companies to share their views on what constitutes the optimum 48V architecture. Daimler’s Robert Inderka, Senior Manager 48V Drive-Systems, will examine the development of 48V drive systems, while Ford’s Armin Warm, Supervisor Advanced Power Supply & Energy Management, will delve into the requirements for batteries in low-voltage electrical architectures and power-supply systems. Leading manufacturers A123 Systems Christoph Fehrenbacher, will outline the optimum 48V battery design, while Samsung's Michael Bramberger, will discuss 48V battery pack standardisation. Representatives from industry majors Continental, Valeo, BorgWarner, Bosch, Huber+Suhner and CATL will also be present at the event sharing approaches and showcasing technologies for delivering fuel economy, comfortable driveability, 48V components and electric architectures. 

With an increasing number of electric vehicles being designed to support 48V architectures, OEM and Tier 1 investment in this technology looks set to stay – and the potential cost savings are attracting global attention. This 4-6 April, this attention will be focused on Sindelfingen, and we invite those at all industry levels and all stages of 48V technology development to join us for three days of industry engagement, discovery, and networking.

More than 200 exhibitors will gather in Sindelfingen, Germany for the exhibitions – the largest industry events of their kind in the region, which are set to emulate the phenomenal success of their North American counterparts.

The two free-to-attend exhibitions are an unmissable opportunity to get to the heart of industry activity, meet with peers, and stay ahead on the latest developments. From the pioneers of new battery technology to those keen to adopt it, the entire supply chain is working to meet growing demand for fuel-efficient technologies – and we’re putting 48V under the spotlight.

The co-located exhibitions will explore how sector majors are serving the battery and automotive industries with cutting-edge systems and solutions for 48V applications. Industry leaders and experts including representatives from Valeo, Contintental and Prettl will be in attendance, displaying technologies for 48V and sharing their insights on the impact of 48V architectures on the battery and electric-hybrid automotive markets.

Running alongside The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe exhibitions are paid-attendance conferences with an entire track dedicated to all aspects of 48V technology. The discussions will feature experts from automotive OEMs, Tier 1s, and academic and research organisations speaking on a range of topics and identifying emerging trends and strategies within this burgeoning market – from the initial development of 48V drive systems to determining and designing the optimum 48V energy storage system, and everything in-between.

Register for your free exhibition pass here, or upgrade and sign up for the paid-attendance conferences – view the registration options here.