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Day 1

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Challenges in thermal management for electric buses manufacturers

Maciej Mrozek, R&D Senior Desing Engineer, Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.
Starting time to be defined soon
  • Solaris – review of experience
  • Limitations of thermal management development
  • Complex and efficient recovery of waste heat
  • Upcoming solutions in HVAC systems – ideas and challenges

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Maciej Mrozek

R&D Senior Desing Engineer
Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Chairman’s opening

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM 10 kW, 800 Volts – new trends in future electric heating for passenger and commercial electric vehicles

Christian Hainzlmaier, Director Product Management OE & Electric Heating, Webasto AG
  • Trends in heater concepts and systems design
  • Perspectives of 800 Volts technology implementation for electric heating
  • Implementing 10 KW heating for larger cabins
  • Future trends in commercial vehicle segment

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Christian Hainzlmaier

Director Product Management OE & Electric Heating
Webasto AG

09:50 AM - 10:20 AM Speed networking

Get in touch with the other conference guests in quick paced 1-1 meetings – make sure you bring a stack of business cards. The session is followed by a short break.


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Refreshment break and networking

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM Assessment of HV components in electrified trucks and buses

  • Thermal modeling methodology
  • Thermal impact on aging of HV battery, e-motor and power electronics
  • Prediction of component lifetime during real world driving conditions
  • Safety assessment of thermal runaways of Li-Ion batteries

Decentralized heating solutions

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM Implementation as well as subjective and objective assessment of heating panels – thermal and acoustic evaluation

  • Methodical process for the design of panel heating systems
  • Concepts for panel heating systems and comparison of fluidic and electric systems
  • Control concept for a electric panel heating system
  • Proband studies for subjective thermal and acoustic comfort evaluation and comparison with objective measurements

Design and optimization of energy efficient HVAC systems

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM Efficient thermal management within electric buses

Anouk Hol, Concept Development: Aerodynamics and Energy Specialist, VDL Enabling Transport Solutions
  • Limited but possible opportunity for waste heat recovery
  • Bus climate systems - heating of the cabin without ICE
  • Novel thermal technology approach: heat pump solution
  • Latest development in thermal management available for city buses

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Anouk Hol

Concept Development: Aerodynamics and Energy Specialist
VDL Enabling Transport Solutions

12:50 PM - 2:20 PM Networking luncheon

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM Development of a model of an automotive multi-evaporator air-conditioning system (MEAC)

Thomas Gillet, Thermal Systems Innovation PhD Researcher, Renault SAS
  • State-of-the-art on MEAC
  • Numerical simulation with LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim® 1D software
  • Comparison with first experimental results from the test bench

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Thomas Gillet

Thermal Systems Innovation PhD Researcher
Renault SAS

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Round table session: Energy efficient climate comfort in electric vehicles

Petr Šedivý, Head of interior aerodynamics and methodology development, SKODA AUTO a.s.

Delegates will be sorted into two groups to facilitate a healthy and engaged discussion in a smaller group. After half an hour the delegates will swap round table and topic giving you the chance to participate in all discussions.

Table 1: Efficient strategies of air heating and cooling in e-vehicles

Table 2: Best practices in achieving energy balance


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Petr Šedivý

Head of interior aerodynamics and methodology development
SKODA AUTO a.s.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Refreshment break and networking

Thermal modelling and simulation

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Simulation of energy efficiency and performance of cabin thermal management in electric vehicles

Antti Lajunen, Post-Doctoral Fellow, McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)
  • Modeling of HVAC system with heat pump for electric vehicles
  • Evaluation of system efficiency and performance
  • Impact of thermal management on driving range
  • Efficiency of thermal systems vs. passenger comfort

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Antti Lajunen

Post-Doctoral Fellow
McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM Panel discussion: How can we ensure thermal comfort of passengers with spending as less energy as possible?

Selected experts of the day will join the panel to discuss their vision and experiences, and come to the best solution in the following topics:

  • Ideas on how to achieve perfect interplay between the drivetrain (e-motor, battery or hybrid engine) and the cabin heating system
  • Low energy heating technologies & decentralized heating sources as an alternative to “conventional” air heating
  • Best practices on smart materials implementation for heat extraction and cooling
  • Materials and technologies for cabin insulation to reach the lowest heat dissipation

5:50 PM - 6:30 PM Closing remarks of the chairman and end of day one

6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Evening event

Join us for an informal evening get-together! This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the other attendees and make new business contacts.