Challenging issues

Thursday, 14 december 2017, 8:45 - 18:30

Room Raymond Aron (2nd floor)

University Paris-Dauphine

Friday, 15 december 2017, 9:00 - 17:00

Essec Business School, La Defense

The fifth edition of the “Electromobility: Challenging Issues” conference brings together high-level world-speakers and academics from the field of engineering, management, economics and political science, who will share their views and debate on electromobility challenges and related topics.

Through a range of keynote conferences, concurrent sessions and roundtable discussions, this workshop aims to provide a unique academic event in the Electric Vehicle (EV) eco-system. The goal is to foster discussions/interactions between different international specialists, to share expertise, and to develop a collective understanding of electromobility issues.

This conference is organized in cooperation

with the Armand Peugeot Chair and Vedecom Institute

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Access the videos:

How firms manage bottlenecks in EV business ecosystem

Towards a Theory of Business Ecosystems

GridMotion project in France

EU Electric Vehicle Deployment

International Conference - Dec 2015 Singapore

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International Conference 2015 - Singapore

International Conference - 2nd - 2014

"Electromobility: Challenging Issues"

18th & 19th of December 2014

The Armand Peugeot Chair is organizing its Second International Conference on electromobility.

Through a wide range of presentations, our objective is to discuss and analyze the key challenging issues concerning Public policies toward electric vehicle, Car sharing & EV mobility, Business models and policies, EVs & Islands, Life cycle Assessment, real charging practices, VtoG distribution grids...

For this two-day conference, The Armand Peugeot Chair have invited experts from major organizations (IEA, JRC, PSA, etc), leading international experts from economics, management and technical sciences, as well as young researchers. In this setting, policymakers, industry and academic experts are able to engage in conversation with each other to share expertise and develop their understanding of on the EV issues that most concern them.

The topics addressed by the different speakers will be:

  • Public Policies toward EV

  • Mobility 2.0: Car sharing and EV mobility

1st international conference - Dec. 2013

"Electromobility: Challenging Issues"

19th & 20th of December 2013

Presentation of the conference

The Armand Peugeot Chair has organized its first international academic conference on electromobility.

Through a wide range of presentations and roundtables, our objective was to discuss and analyze the key challenging issues concerning electromobility business models and innovations, and grid-related services.

Society has numerous shared interests in the success of EVs (Electrical Vehicle) and PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). They provide a partial solution to protecting collective public goods such as local public health (via reduced urban air pollution), reducing NOx and Co² emissions and so helping to stabilize climate, providing domestic supply of transport fuel, thereby increasing energy security, energy independence and reducing the impact of oil price fluctuations.

For this two-day conference, we have invited experts from major organizations (EDF, CRE, PSA, etc), leading international experts from economics, management and technical sciences, as well as young researchers, all ready to challenge each other and to improve our understanding of the two key challenging issues.

Theme 1: "Main issues on Vehicle to Grid developments"

One key challenge is that an increased number of EVs could put excessive demands on the electric energy balancing or the electric distribution network.

On the other hand, EV fleets could be managed so as to provide a decentralized storage of electricity, thereby benefiting the management of the electric system and offering an alternative revenue stream to EV drivers. The potential interactions between an EV fleet and the electric power grid, often referred to as "Vehicle to grid power", require technical solutions which involve industries and different market and regulatory environments. This suggests that common action may be helpful in setting standards, regulatory frameworks, and gaining a common understanding of problems and potential solutions.

Consequently, the large-scale introduction of plug-in vehicles (or even just 10%), along with the possibility of charging and discharging these cars in an intelligent manner, will facilitate real-time management and greatly reduce the short-term need to balance electric generation and demand precisely.

Theme 2: "What are the major hurdles to Electric Vehicles massive diffusion"

The second key challenge we face is to understand how companies should design and implement new business models for EVs and PHEVs. We want to discuss the consequence of EVs and PHEVs as a disruptive innovation in the automotive industry, implying the design of new contractual relationships with customers, suppliers, political actors, regulators and along the value chain.

By comparing international experiences, we expect to be able to identify the best practices that will foster the development of electromobilty.