Electrification at Automotive Tech Week: Megatrends

2020 saw several hurdles for the EV industry to overcome from Covid-19 to the U.S. elections to the ZEV programme, and these issues will be with us long into 2021 and beyond. How is the industry expected to develop moving forward? Where will future electric vehicle sales be coming from? And how will we see the battery supply chain develop?

Tuesday January 26th – Electrification

Starts at 8:00 – 8:05am PT11:00 – 11:05 am ET4:00 – 4:05 pm GMT5:00 – 5:05 pm CET 

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Christie Schweinsberg, Senior Editor, Wards Intelligence 

Presentation: Design will be Key to Differentiating EV Brands 

As the automotive industry moves in the same direction with EV technical capabilities, how can OEMs branch off into more individualistic designs
What key design trends are consumers looking for in their future electric vehicle?How can luxury EV brands capitalize on individualistic design to develop new products and brands?  

Senior Representative, Arrival

Panel: The Future Outlook for Electric Vehicle 

How is EV market growth expected to differ by geographic region? What trends are leading these differences?
What impact has COVID-19 had on EV manufacturing? Can the industry bounce back in 2021 and, if so, how? 
Following the November elections, how can the industry best prepare for regulatory changes? 

Moderator: Erin Sunde, Industry Analyst, Wards Intelligence 

Patrick Lindemann, President of Transmission Systems & E-Mobility, Schaeffler 

Carl Bayliss, Vice President of Mobility, Centrica

Senior Representative, Arrival

Presentation: Is There Still Space for Battery Manufacturers?   

As the automotive and battery industries continue to collide, which automakers are opting to build their own cells? 
Is there still a place for the traditional battery supply chain in automotive and, if so, where? 
Where are we seeing cross-industry collaboration? What more can be done to secure collaborative partnerships?  

Wards Analysts – CES Electrification Roundup & Networking
Christie Schweinsberg, Senior Editor, Wards Intelligence & Erin Sunde, Industry Analyst, Wards Intelligence 

Christie Schweinsberg, Senior Editor, Wards Intelligence


Erin Sunde, Industry Analyst, Wards Intelligence 

Carl Bayliss, Vice President of Mobility, Centrica

Senior Representative, Arrival

Patrick Lindemann, President of Transmission Systems & E-Mobility, Schaeffler 

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