- How we get to zero carbon for the full range of transport solutions from e-bikes to airliners
- Showing battery electric as the winner for cars and everything smaller than that
- Showing fuel cell and electrification are still valid alternatives for truck and bus – each with strengths and weaknesses
- And showing that aerospace and marine remain a huge problem, which will probably require priority access to biofuels (so don’t plan on using them for road transport)
- That batteries are the key technology for all these applications
- Technology roadmap and rates of progress for batteries (what can we expect to see by when – beware of “fake news”)
- Mass manufacturing of batteries – what does it take – why not in EU yet – when… what are we doing about it.
About Professor David Greenwood
Professor David Greenwood leads the Advanced Propulsion Systems team at WMG which covers a wide remit of related areas within Energy Storage (Battery Systems); Energy Conversion (Electric Machines; Power Electronics); and Energy Management. He leads WMG’s activities as the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Electrical Energy Storage Spoke, and also provides academic leadership for the development of R&D activities within the National Automotive Innovation Centre.
Professor Greenwood is a Board Member at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and a member of the Automotive Council Technology Group. He is also a member of the EPSRC’s Energy Scientific Advisory Committee and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Advisory Board.
Professor Greenwood joined WMG in 2014 from Ricardo UK Ltd where he was Head of Hybrid and Electric Systems, leading advanced technology projects in passenger cars, defense, motorsport, and the clean energy markets. Strategic projects at Ricardo included the preparation of automotive industry technology roadmaps and research priorities for the NAIGT (New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team), TSB, and Automotive Council.