The development of battery powered electric vehicles

This presentation will be given by Dr. James Mason BSc(Hons) MBA MPhil PhD CEng FIET SMIEEE.

It will describe the historical development of battery powered electric vehicles for road transportation. It will provide a technical overview of the development of battery technology and power train systems together with charging technologies and implications for the electrical energy supply industry.


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


08 Apr 2021

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 04/08/2021 18:00 04/08/2021 19:30 The development of battery powered electric vehicles A technical presentation, delivered as a webinar, covering historical and technical content around battery power technologies. There will be time for an interactive Q&A session.


Solent Local Network

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Dr. James Mason

Dr. James Mason

Battery Engineering Manager - Ilika plc

Dr James Mason has degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Birmingham and electrochemistry from the University of Southampton. He started his career as a development engineer at Lucas Electrical Ltd working on automotive electronics, electric vehicles and semiconductor products.

He was then a R&D engineer at the Hursley laboratory of IBM UK with responsibility for the development of computer display, disk drive, fibre optic and data communication integrated circuits and products. At IBM, he was also a master inventor. He subsequently had senior engineering roles at Inphi UK Ltd and Semtech EMEA Ltd designing integrated circuits for high speed optical communications and silicon photonics.

Currently, he is battery engineering manager at Ilika PLC involved in the development of large format solid state batteries.  Dr Mason is a chartered electrical engineer, fellow of the IET and senior member of the IEEE. 


Reasons to attend

This event was originally intended for on-campus delivery at one of the Solent area's 3 universities.  Given ongoing Covid19-related restrictions, it is now in webinar form and open to all. 

We hope that students and practising engineers & technicians in early career stages will gain in particular from this event.

James is Battery Engineering Manager at Ilika plc, headquartered in the UK (of note for those of us in the Solent region; in nearby Romsey).  The company is a pioneer in a ground-breaking solid state battery technology able to meet the specific demands of a wide range of applications in MedTech, Industrial IoT, Electric Vehicles and Consumer Electronics.


Online event by the Solent Local Network

United Kingdom

No physical location - an online event.


1800: Webinar Starts

By 1930: Webinar session concludes


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