At the 12th edition of the annual International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Applications (ABAA-12), 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 untill 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.