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Twice a year, Charged EV magazine hosts a virtual EV Engineering Conference. It primarily targets automotive engineers in EV-related fields, so presenters usually assume participants have basic engineering background, but the conference is free and open to anyone to register for one or more sessions. The next conference is April 4-7th.

I saw at least two sessions that Hummerchat members who enjoy diving into the technical weeds might want to attend:

April 7th: Engineering GM’s Ultium Platform: Battery Pack Flexibility To Power EVs Across Wide-Ranging Segments

From the link above:

"In this Keynote presentation, Andy Oury, the Engineering Technical Leader for High Voltage Battery Packs at General Motors, will discuss the engineering of the Ultium Platform and how its flexibility can power electric vehicles across wide-ranging segments, from performance vehicles to mid-size SUVs and the world’s first all-electric super-truck."

Andy is essentially the Al Oppenheiser of the Ultium platform.

Sandy Munro will also be presenting:

April 6th: Tesla’s Engineering Surprises: Model S Plaid Technology Deep Dive

"In this session, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro will discuss the latest findings of their Tesla Model S Plaid teardown.

Munro’s team is currently in the process of deeply analyzing the car’s components, and he will present an overview of the engineering surprises including components like motors, batteries and electronics, as well as BIW, fit finish and quality. Munro will also discuss how the new Model S Plaid compares to other EVs recently analyzed, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E."


These conference sessions are available for streaming online after the conference is over, but if you watch live, there is usually a live post-presentation Q & A portion where you do have the chance to ask the presenter questions.

Even if you don't want to dive into any sessions, just browsing through the session list gives a "feel" for all the behind-the-scenes tech materials and systems that OEM's EV engineering teams apply to address the myriad details required to create today's compelling EV products.
 

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Twice a year, Charged EV magazine hosts a virtual EV Engineering Conference. It primarily targets automotive engineers in EV-related fields, so presenters usually assume participants have basic engineering background, but the conference is free and open to anyone to register for one or more sessions. The next conference is April 4-7th.

I saw at least two sessions that Hummerchat members who enjoy diving into the technical weeds might want to attend:

April 7th: Engineering GM’s Ultium Platform: Battery Pack Flexibility To Power EVs Across Wide-Ranging Segments

From the link above:

"In this Keynote presentation, Andy Oury, the Engineering Technical Leader for High Voltage Battery Packs at General Motors, will discuss the engineering of the Ultium Platform and how its flexibility can power electric vehicles across wide-ranging segments, from performance vehicles to mid-size SUVs and the world’s first all-electric super-truck."

Andy is essentially the Al Oppenheiser of the Ultium platform.

Sandy Munro will also be presenting:

April 6th: Tesla’s Engineering Surprises: Model S Plaid Technology Deep Dive

"In this session, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro will discuss the latest findings of their Tesla Model S Plaid teardown.

Munro’s team is currently in the process of deeply analyzing the car’s components, and he will present an overview of the engineering surprises including components like motors, batteries and electronics, as well as BIW, fit finish and quality. Munro will also discuss how the new Model S Plaid compares to other EVs recently analyzed, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E."


These conference sessions are available for streaming online after the conference is over, but if you watch live, there is usually a live post-presentation Q & A portion where you do have the chance to ask the presenter questions.

Even if you don't want to dive into any sessions, just browsing through the session list gives a "feel" for all the behind-the-scenes tech materials and systems that OEM's EV engineering teams apply to address the myriad details required to create today's compelling EV products.
Munro is an idiot, and there are better teardown on the plaid on you-tube by people who actually know what they are looking at, especially with relation to the drive units and electronics. Munro is making a fuss about the cross car beam, which was reported 8 months ago by Rich Rebuilds, and later by other more knowledgable you tube channels.

Andy leads a team that designs battery cells and packs, the Ultium Platform encompasses much more than that. Glad to see GM letting the technical people speak out though. Andy is a sharp cookie, and should give good insight to sells and cell design/chemistry.
 

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Munro is an idiot, and there are better teardown on the plaid on you-tube by people who actually know what they are looking at, especially with relation to the drive units and electronics. Munro is making a fuss about the cross car beam, which was reported 8 months ago by Rich Rebuilds, and later by other more knowledgable you tube channels.

Andy leads a team that designs battery cells and packs, the Ultium Platform encompasses much more than that. Glad to see GM letting the technical people speak out though. Andy is a sharp cookie, and should give good insight to sells and cell design/chemistry.
Phil @ IngineeriX does great Tesla electronics teardowns. He and Rich both know these vehicles more because they actually work on them daily.

Munro needs someone who is fully up on current battery technology, cooling systems, and battery architectures. Both he and his staff have made some significant errors evaluating and comparing several recent packs, as their frame of reference appears to still be the i3 and Leaf. He even recently raved about the Bolt's LG-designed cooling plate, which is two generations old now, as compared to the more-current Lucid plate. That Lucid module is a robust/volume-efficienct/easy-to-assemble module. And the Ultium has the ingeniously-simple/effective cooling plate I've seen. Can't wait to hear what Andy might say.
 

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Phil @ IngineeriX does great Tesla electronics teardowns. He and Rich both know these vehicles more because they actually work on them daily.

Munro needs someone who is fully up on current battery technology, cooling systems, and battery architectures. Both he and his staff have made some significant errors evaluating and comparing several recent packs, as their frame of reference appears to still be the i3 and Leaf. He even recently raved about the Bolt's LG-designed cooling plate, which is two generations old now, as compared to the more-current Lucid plate. That Lucid module is a robust/volume-efficienct/easy-to-assemble module. And the Ultium has the ingeniously-simple/effective cooling plate I've seen. Can't wait to hear what Andy might say.
Agree, Phil is who I was thinking of, he is much sharper than Sandy and his cast of clowns when it comes to battery and electronics.

Sandy's comments on Lucid were just wrong... and he kept talking about Lucid's price, but if he likes numbers the Lucid is cheaper per mile of range than the Tesla Model S, and faster charging, and nicer interior, and better handling, and better brakes, and better frunk, and and and... Lucid is a real luxury car, Tesla S Plaid is fast in a straight line, don't try to stop or turn.
 

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Agree, Phil is who I was thinking of, he is much sharper than Sandy and his cast of clowns when it comes to battery and electronics.

Sandy's comments on Lucid were just wrong... and he kept talking about Lucid's price, but if he likes numbers the Lucid is cheaper per mile of range than the Tesla Model S, and faster charging, and nicer interior, and better handling, and better brakes, and better frunk, and and and... Lucid is a real luxury car, Tesla S Plaid is fast in a straight line, don't try to stop or turn.
Don't forget the Damned Ass Stoopid steering wheel/yoke on the Plaid..... 😂😁
 
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