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Automotive industry on the agenda of ees Europe Conference

The ees Europe Conference, which is being held on May 30th and 31st, 2017 will accompany ees Europe for a third year, with this year’s Conference Program highlighting a new area of interest: the automotive industry.

The mobile storage system sector is booming, and several panel discussions are dedicated to topics such as automotive battery technology or vehicle-to-grid. Prof. Dr. Werner Tillmetz’s selection as the conference’s second chairman underscores the importance of this topic for the organizers.

As the global storage industry expands to new application areas, all signs in the energy storage market point to mobility. The dominance of stationary storage devices is a thing of the past.

Demand for electric vehicles is growing, prompting more and more automotive manufactures to offer e-models with increasingly powerful batteries and solutions for systems integration of mobile storage devices.

That doesn’t just sound promising, it represents another separate business area in the energy storage sector with huge potential: According to the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW), as of January 2016, there were more than 1.3 million electric cars worldwide – an increase of 73 percent over the previous year. By the end of 2016, the number of electric cars was expected to reach 2 million.

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