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Can welding keep up with the pace of the EV revolution

Seminars 04 December 2019

The Sticking Point - Can welding keep up with the pace of the EV revolution

Join the APC and TWI to learn about the challenges in the automotive sector and how we can keep up with the growing demand for EVs

About this FREE Event

It is no secret that electrification is just one solution to potentially helping us meet net-zero emissions by 2050. While there is a lot of focus on advancements to battery technologies - as well as power electronics, motors and drives - we must be able to keep up with the commercialisation levels and produce this technology on a mass scale. This in turn brings challenges around process innovation and not purely product innovation. On average, there are around 10,000 different welds needed to build an electric car as there is building an internal combustion-engine vehicle. Put simply – can welding keep up with the pace of the EV revolution? Or is it going to be the sticking point holding back the mass adoption of electric vehicles?

Hear more from TWI's lead on electrification, Nick Edge, on what to expect from the event in our short video interview. 

Join the Advanced Propulsion Centre and TWI – along with experts from Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company and many more – on the 4th December at TWI’s headquarters in Cambridge for a packed agenda discussing the challenges and opportunities that are being created from the electrification of transport. Is a problem shared a problem halved? Can we share our expertise and challenges and come to an answer together? Or can we not keep up with the rate of change?

This event will feature leading academics and industry experts on the following topics:

Keynote speakers will be:

  • Chris White, Electrification and Global Engineering Alignment Manager, Ford Motor Group
  • John Poli, Director of Powertrain Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover.10:30 - Site Tour of TWI’s world-class facilities
  • William Southall, Managing Director, Frost Electroplating

Outline Programme

10.30 - Site Tour of TWI's world-class facilities

11:15 - Welcome

11:25 - Electrifying our vehicles  - vehicle manufacturers' perspectives

11.45 - Challenges facing joining

12.45 - TWI experiment/ demonstration

13.00 - Lunch

13.30 - Producing at scale

14.30 - Challenges of an SME

15.30 - Challenges in other sectors

15.45 - From bracelets to batteries

16.00 - Wrap up

For more information please email:


contactus@twi.co.uk