High Energy, Fast Charging Batteries for EV Applications Workshop

"High Energy, Fast Charging Batteries for EV Applications” Workshop hosted via WEBEX on Tuesday, October 26th (11:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET) and Thursday, October 28th (12:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET). Day 1 of the workshop was immediately followed by a virtual networking session hosted on Gatherly (4:30 to 5:30 PM ET).

The primary objective of this workshop was to solicit input from a cross-section of the battery research community and industry to inform development of a potential funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on this topic. The potential program would aim to achieve a minimum performance level, AFTER 500 capacity turnovers, equivalent to 450 Wh/kg and 80% charging in 15 minutes or less. The workshop included interactive “breakout” sessions involving all participants on both days.

Tuesday, October 26

DAY 1 (ET)

Tuesday, October 26

11:00 – 11:10 AM

Welcome Message & Introduction to ARPA-E

Jennifer Gerbi, Acting Director & Deputy Director for Technology, ARPA-E

11:10 – 11:30

Keynote Presentation

David Howell, Acting Director, Vehicle Technologies Office

11:30 – 12:00 PM

Workshop Overview, Objectives & Anticipated Outcomes

Halle Cheeseman, Program Director, ARPA-E

12:00 – 12:15

“Perspectives on IONICS and Beyond”

Paul Albertus, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

12:15 – 12:30


12:30 –1:45

Break-Out Session #1: Where are we, where are we trying to get to?

1:45 – 2:45

Battery Perspectives Panel:

Josh Buettner-Garrett (Solid Power), Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT), Barbara Hughes (Forge Nano), Elizabeth Santori (Ion Storage Systems)

Moderator: Paul Albertus

2:45 – 3:00

“Ionics+: Interfaces and Crosstalk”

Partha Mukherjee, Professor, Purdue University

3:00 – 3:15


3:15 – 4:30

Break-Out Session #2: What is stopping us from getting to where we want to get to? How can the obstacles be overcome?

4:30 – 4:35

Day 1 Workshop Debrief

Halle Cheeseman

4:35 – 5:30

Happy Hour (All Participants) – Gatherly

Thursday, October 28

DAY 2 (ET)

Thursday, October 28

12:00 – 12:15 PM

Day 2 Perspectives & Opening Comments

Halle Cheeseman

12:15 – 1:15

Automotive Perspectives Panel:

Christopher Brooks (Honda), Tobias Glossmann (Daimler), Al Masias (Ford)

Moderator: Max Tuttman, Technology to Market Advisor, ARPA-E

1:15 – 2:15 

Charger Perspectives Panel:

Waqas Arshad (ABB), David Jacques (Tritium), Ivo Steklac (EVgo)

Moderator: Robert Rogan (Natron Energy)

2:15 – 2:30


2:30 –3:45

Break-Out Session #3: When we get there what will it look like? Possible program metrics.

3:45 – 4:00

Workshop Conclusion, Vision and Next Steps

Halle Cheeseman



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