SAE International 2018 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium Announces Program Lineup

SAE International is pleased to announce the details for this year’s program at the SAE 2018 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium taking place at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego Mission Valley in California on Feb. 20-22, 2018. This event is the source for current and forward-looking hybrid and electric vehicle technology advances, providing industry developments from prominent representatives of OEM and supplier companies.

The event will kick off on Tuesday, Feb. 20 with keynote speaker, Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board. Nichols was reappointed Chairman of the California Air Resources Board by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2011, a post she previously held under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2007 to 2010 and under Governor Brown (during his first tenure) from 1979 to 1983.  At ARB she is responsible for implementing California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions legislation as well as setting air pollution standards for motor vehicles, fuels and consumer products.

The day will continue with discussion surrounding vehicle electrification policy and market. Other topics discussed that day include autonomous electrified vehicles, electrified vehicle infrastructure and V2X. Speakers include:

  • Chunting (Chris) Mi, San Diego State Univ.

  • Shinichi Kasai, Hitachi, Ltd.

  • Gregory Poilasne, Nuvve Corp.

  • Dan Bowermaster, Electric Power Research Institute

  • Christopher Atkinson, ARPA-E

  • Karl Brauer, Cox

Wednesday is set up to focus on Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV’s), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV’s), Electric Vehicles (EV’s) and Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV’s). Speakers include:

  • Chris Lang, Honda R & D Americas Inc.

  • Timothy M. Grewe, General Motors LLC

  • Atsushi Amano, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

  • Gregory Hubbard, General Motors LLC

  • Isamu Kazama, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Michael Harpster, General Motors LLC

  • Takashi Ishikura, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

Thursday, Feb.y 22 will conclude with sessions focused on alternative vehicle applications, key component/motor development, and ESS-advances in and beyond li-ion. Speakers include:

  • John Dunavant, FedEx Express

  • Gary Horvat, Proterra Inc.

  • Menahem Anderman, Advanced Automotive Batteries

  • Robert Taenaka, Ford Motor Company

  • Denise Gray, LG Chem Power Inc.

  • Xingyi Xu, Shanghai Dajun Technologies Inc.

For its 15th consecutive year, this must-attend event provides vehicle design engineers and management with a forum to share and discuss the latest technology, applications, and overall development challenges for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles through lively discussions and ample networking opportunities. To learn more about the SAE Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium or to register, visit

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