August 17, 2010, Cambridge, MA, USA -- BAE Systems has just agreed to speak at IDTechEx's event called Future of Electric Vehicles USA 2010 (www.IDTechEx.com/evUSA) in San Jose from December 7-8. This will be the first time an event covers hybrid and pure electric vehicles and their components for land, water and air applications. BAE Systems, an estimated USD 36 billion company, does all three with similar technology and challenges. Indeed, fresh from making a Deepflight submarine for Richard Branson and Graham Hawkes of Hawkes Ocean Technologies (who will be a speaker for this event), the company believes it is now possible to plan for an aircraft that dives underwater like a gannet. PC-Aero of Germany presents a new pure electric manned aircraft with solar panels on the wings as an option.
Never was there a greater need for vehicle, material and component manufacturers to sell their skills and to benchmark the best practices beyond the well rehearsed subject of electric family cars. For example, another presenter with very broad electric vehicle ambitions is Fiat Group. It owns Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati. Fiat Group has a 20 percent share of Chrysler and can become the majority owner once Chrysler's government loans are repaid. Fiat Group also owns CNH Global (Kobelco, New Holland, etc.). CNH is the second largest agricultural equipment manufacturer in the world. It is also the third largest producer of construction equipment. On the other hand, there will be a visit from Kleenspeed, which has a 200 mph Formula One car as a test bed for the big advances in affordable on-road vehicles of the future.
At this unique event, printed electronics and electrics, next generation batteries, energy harvesting, wireless sensors, turbine range extenders, smart materials and new components of universal appeal will be presented. Best-in-class speakers from across North America, Europe and East Asia have been selected with space for a few more. This is attracting people or companies who want the spotlight to publicize their products or ideas. The evolution of both hybrids and pure electric vehicles over the next ten years will be analyzed, with scoping of global demand by types - land, water and air. The breakthroughs to come are the focus.
Organizer Dr. Peter Harrop of EV analysts IDTechEx says, "We are certainly having no trouble in getting speakers because this is exactly the scene they wanted. Indeed our delegates already include people from Russia, Japan and Saudi Arabia, while many more are interested."