9:00am – 9:05am

Introduction: John Sousanis, Managing Director, Wards Intelligence

9:05am – 9:20am

EV Sales and Market Growth: Tesla is 70% of U.S. EV Market Now, How will the EV Market Evolve with More Players?

A detailed view of electrified vehicle sales by manufacturer and model and where they are headed.

  • Erin Sunde, Industry Analyst, Fuel Economy, Wards Intelligence

9:25 – 9:45am

Future Visions for Vehicle Electrification

Hughes-Cromwick’s goal at the Energy Institute is to lead new projects at the intersection of energy, economics, policy, and human behavior. She previously held an appointment as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration. Prior to that she was chief global economist at Ford.

  • Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Associate Director of Social Science and Policy at the University of Michigan Energy Institute

9:45 – 10:05am

Hyundai’s Global Long-Term Strategy for Electrification

Hyundai is one of the most global of all automakers. This presentation will explain Hyundai’s comprehensive long-term electrification strategy that includes hybrids, battery-electric vehicles and fuel-cell-powered passenger cars and commercial vehicles, including the new Nexo FCV, which goes on sale in the U.S. shortly.

  • John Juriga, Director, Powertrain Technologies, HATCI/Hyundai Motor Group

10:05 – 10:20am

Moderated Panel Q&A

10:20 – 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:50am

New Electrified Systems and Technology

Electric vehicles get all the attention, but electrified systems and components promise to be the biggest game changers in the near-term future, from 48V electrical architectures and e-axles to electric forced induction systems and ICE accessories. This segment will give an overview of the global changes electrification is bringing to the automotive world and then drill down to several key examples that exemplify these changes.

  • Bob Gritzinger, Industry Analyst, Propulsion and Technology, Wards Intelligence
  • Brian McKay, Ph.D., Head of Powertrain Technology and Innovation, North America Powertrain Division, Continental AG
  • Joe Palazzolo, Director, eDrive Systems, GKN ePowertrain GKN Driveline
  • Brian Spohn, Vehicle Electrification Manager, Powertrain Engineering, FCA US LLC

11:50am – 12:00pm

Moderated Panel Q&A

12:00 – 1:00pm


1:00 – 1:35pm

Electrification Strategies: What will the New Electrified Supply Chain Look Like?

Electrification promises massive changes for traditional ICE suppliers. What are their plans for survival and growth? Suppliers tell their stories.

  • Drew Winter, Senior Content Director, WardsAuto (Moderator)
  • Jeff Hemphill, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Schaeffler Group for the Americas
  • Scott Adams, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Sales, eMobility, Eaton
  • Qiong Sun, Vice President, Corporation E-Systems, Lear

1:35 – 1:45pm

Moderated Panel Q&A

1:45 – 2:00pm

Networking Break

2:00 – 3:15pm

What’s Next for Batteries and Charging Infrastructures?

It’s a philosophical question worthy of the chicken and egg: What needs to come first, mass sales of battery-electric vehicles or the public charging infrastructure needed to support them? Are consumers eager to buy BEVs in bigger numbers, but worried they’ll be unable to find public charging when needed and encounter long lines if they do? Or are they simply waiting for the right vehicles, with the right range and at the right price to come along before they make the leap to full electrification?

  • Camilo Serna, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, DTE Energy
  • Christie Schweinsberg, Senior Editor, WardsAuto
  • Dave Zoia, Director of Research, Wards Intelligence

3:15 – 3:25pm

Moderated Panel Q&A

3:25 – 3:30pm

Wrap-Up: John Sousanis, Managing Director, Wards intelligence

3:30 – 4:00pm