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  • MAX Series Ep. 9: The Role of Electrification in Future Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies

MAX Series Ep. 9: The Role of Electrification in Future Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies

Tue 11 May 2021


US: Monday 10 May, 6.30 – 7.30 pm EDT
AU: Tuesday 11 May, 8.30 – 9.30 am AEST

During 2020 we saw marked advances in the availability of electrified vehicles (EVs), and particularly in market uptake of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in many countries. This is expected to continue in 2021, with continuing attention to battery technology with advanced characteristics of energy density and structural weight of the battery.

These advances in EV technology will be accompanied by the rollout of charging infrastructure and continuing evolution of policy incentives for the purchase of EVs in many jurisdictions. At the same time, developments in connected and automated vehicles, and in advanced driver assistance, continue to promote the image of the digital vehicle.

Electrification of the drive train is seen by many as a natural strand of vehicle digitalization. The move to EVs is creating new vehicle market sectors with innovative use cases, for example in parcel delivery and personal services. New thinking in the market will lead to new technical demands, such as driverless capability. This new thinking extends to heavier freight trucks, previously thought to be less amenable to electrification. There is a sense of EV urgency in many countries that could have disruptive influences on vehicle performance as well as infrastructure development.



Dr Peter F. Sweatman Enterprise Professor in Transport Technologies / The University of Melbourne
Denise Gray President / LG Chem Michigan Inc Tech Center
Dr Jonathan Spear Chief Executive Officer / Infrastructure Victoria

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The MAX: Michigan-Australia Exchange on Future Mobility is a partnership between the State of Michigan and the Australian Government that came into being with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in October 2018 in Melbourne.

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
ITS Australia
The University of Melbourne
Michigan Department of Transport

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