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Learn about all aspects of electric vehicle technology and the EV industry from the founder of the award-winning cleantech company AVID Technology and our expert special guests!

U.K. based AVID is a rapidly growing company in the electric and hybrid vehicle field, working with some of the most innovative and successful vehicle manufacturers from around the world. We will be uploading a variety of podcast types all with the aim to allow you to understand more about the technology that is allowing the electric vehicle boom to be possible.

Make sure to subscribe so you never miss out on an episode, and don't forget to visit our website to see more information on the technologies being discussed and to read our white papers and blogs. Site: https://avidtp.com/

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Learn about all aspects of electric vehicle technology and the EV industry from the founder of the award-winning cleantech company AVID Technology and our expert special guests!

U.K. based AVID is a rapidly growing company in the electric and hybrid vehicle field, working with some of the most innovative and successful vehicle manufacturers from around the world. We will be uploading a variety of podcast types all with the aim to allow you to understand more about the technology that is allowing the electric vehicle boom to be possible.

Make sure to subscribe so you never miss out on an episode, and don't forget to visit our website to see more information on the technologies being discussed and to read our white papers and blogs. Site: https://avidtp.com/

    #65 | Interview - Doug MacAndrew, COO InoBat

    #65 | Interview - Doug MacAndrew, COO InoBat

    For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to fellow North Easterner and electric vehicle innovator and trailblazer Doug MacAndrew about his vast experience in the Electric Vehicle market.

    Doug is a hugely experienced automotive engineer having come up through the ranks at Rover Group, JLR then to McLaren Automotive where he worked on the SLR super car program. After McLaren Doug moved back to the North East and joined a little known company called Smiths Electric Vehicles, Smiths were one of the oldest electric vehicle manufacturers in the world and they had an ambitious plan to launch a range of high performance electric commercial vehicles. Saying that today in 2020 this might not seem all that special with electric commercial manufacturer start-ups appearing all over the place, but way back in 2007 this was something really unusual and special.

    Smiths could trace its roots back to 1920 when it started as a manufacturer of electric delivery trucks for milk and tea. Its products had been quite low performance until that point focusing on low speed industrial electric vehicles they had a vision for transforming urban logistics with higher performance electric delivery trucks and vans. As an early mover in the electric commercial vehicle market unfortunately Smiths did not manage to break through with investment issues meaning they ran out of money before they managed to fully mature the product and gain scale in the market.

    After the Smiths adventure Doug then moved onto another massive challenge at electric personal aircraft company AeroMobil taking his experience of cutting-edge product development onto what could only be described as a unique challenge!

    Ryan and Doug discuss the electric vehicle market looking at what is happening in the market now, the challenges of vehicle development, achieving reliability and the vehicle powertrain engineering process. From electric delivery vehicles to flying autonomous cars including bringing together the skills of automotive and aerospace engineering! Including how electrification can significantly simplify and reduce the cost of small aircraft leading to huge opportunities and challenges for the established aircraft industry.

    After AeroMobil Doug has taken up a new challenge as Chief Operating Officer of battery manufacturing company InoBat, where Doug is leading the delivery of InoBat’s plan to develop and scale up battery technology in Europe. Ryan and Doug discuss the battery industry, cell technology cell form factors and packaging from solid state tech to the new form factors of cells coming to the market. Doug explains the plans at InoBat to scale their business as they bring new battery technology and manufacturing capacity to the market. Rather than just licensing in battery tech and building a manufacturing plant InoBat is aiming to take a leading position in global battery supply by developing their own battery chemistries and manufacturing technology for world class sustainable and ethical battery cell production in Europe.

    Doug’s passion for engineering and his vast knowledge of the electric vehicle market make for a fascinating discussion.

    Doug MacAndrew - https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-macandrew-c-eng-fimeche-72847717/

    InoBat - https://inobatauto.eu/

    Gordon Murray - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Murray

    Frank Coppuck - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Coppuck

    Barry Lett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-lett-361a13140/
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    #64 | Interview - Dr Ben Upcroft, VP Technology, Oxbotica

    #64 | Interview - Dr Ben Upcroft, VP Technology, Oxbotica

    For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Dr Ben Upcroft, VP of Technology at British autonomous vehicle technology firm Oxbotica.

    Ben has had a long career in robotics and autonomous technology having been involved in the space since completing his PhD back in 2004 he then began working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow looking at field robotics.

    Ryan and Ben discuss the autonomous vehicle market looking at examples of applications both on and off highway. Ben shares with us his views on the future direction of travel in the industry and the work to do before self driving vehicles become common on our roads.

    They also discuss what Oxbotica do, which is a fascinating discussion in itself developing and bringing together the different software elements required to make autonomous technology a reality.

    If you are interested in autonomous vehicles, check this podcast out

    Dr Ben Upcroft LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-upcroft/

    Oxbotica corporate website - https://www.oxbotica.com/

    Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/

    AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/

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    • 45 min
    #63 | Interview - Dr Jerry Barker, Founder & CTO Faradion

    #63 | Interview - Dr Jerry Barker, Founder & CTO Faradion

    For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to renowned battery expert Dr Jerry Barker Founder and CTO of Faradion, leaders in Sodium Ion battery technology.

    Jerry tells us about his background in lithium battery development stretching back to lithium metal technology and through the emergence of Lithium Ion up to the present day where Jerry is working on exciting new developments in Sodium Ion battery tech.

    Jerry has spent almost 40 years working on advanced battery technology having carried out his PhD investigations in novel electrode materials back in 1981. He was also Director of Materials Research at battery pioneers Valence Technology from 1992 to 2005. This wealth of experience makes Jerry generally regarded as one of the leading experts in the field.

    Jerry and Ryan discuss this exciting history and how he came to be working on Sodium Ion technology and where Jerry sees this fitting in the market in the future.

    Jerry Barker LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-barker-6537947/

    Faradion corporate website - https://www.faradion.co.uk/

    Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/

    AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #62 | Interview - Luke Dowell, Head of Research & Development, BP Chargemaster

    #62 | Interview - Luke Dowell, Head of Research & Development, BP Chargemaster

    For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Luke Dowell Head of Research and Development at BP Chargemaster.

    Luke tells us about his background in electronics and electric vehicle development including AVID, Jaguar Land Rover and then Dyson. Following the closure of the Dyson EV project Luke moved to head up Research and Development at BP Chargemaster.

    Luke has had a lifelong passion for engineering and has become recognised as a leading expert in electric vehicle charging.

    Going from spending 10 years in vehicle development to grid infrastructure has been a huge change and BP Chargemaster is at the cutting edge of charging hardware and infrastructure development. It forms a key part of BP’s strategy to get to Net Zero by 2050.

    Ryan and Luke discuss some of the challenges around vehicle charging, particularly standards compliance and interoperability to ensure a consistent user experience and a robust and reliable charging experience.

    They also talk about EV charging practises and how people charge their vehicles and where the infrastructure is required as well as the different designs of EV charging solutions from home charging to high power fast charging solutions.

    Listen to this podcast to learn more about charging hardware and the work happening at BP Chargemaster to develop its electric vehicle charging products.

    Luke Dowell LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukedowell/

    BP Chargemaster corporate website - https://bpchargemaster.com/

    Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/

    AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/

    Follow AVID on social media:
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    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/
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    • 55 min
    #61 | Interview, Dr Russell Fowler, National Grid PLC

    #61 | Interview, Dr Russell Fowler, National Grid PLC

    For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Dr Russell Fowler a Senior Project Manager from the UK National Grid company focused on transport decarbonisation.

    Russell is a mathematician by background having gained a PhD in Maths from the University of Birmingham in 2006. He has worked in the energy sector since then joining the National Grid company in 2012. He is now responsible for managing programs and planning to ensure that the UK has the necessary infrastructure to transition to more decarbonised transport over the coming years.

    National Grid is the UK’s energy infrastructure company. Responsible for the national electricity and gas transmission networks running throughout the country. National Grid is a huge organisation with over 20,000 employees world-wide, they are responsible for more than 7,000 km of overhead electricity lines and over 7,500 km of high-pressure gas pipes.

    Russell and Ryan discuss the challenges of increased electric vehicle adoption and additional renewable energy, as well as the long term planning process to ensure that the National Grid is developing effectively to adapt to these changing requirements.

    If you are interested in the energy market and infrastructure challenges associated with electric vehicles and renewable energy check out this podcast.

    Russell Fowler LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-fowler-18922b128/

    National Grid Corporate Website - https://www.nationalgrid.com/

    National Grid Carbon Intensity App - https://www.nationalgrideso.com/news/introducing-our-carbon-intensity-app

    Rapid Project - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-vision-for-the-rapid-chargepoint-network-in-england/government-vision-for-the-rapid-chargepoint-network-in-england

    North Sea Link Energy Connector - https://northsealink.com/

    Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/

    AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/

    Follow AVID on social media:
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    • 56 min
    #60 | Interview, Stefan Permien CEO and Co-Founder UniverCell

    #60 | Interview, Stefan Permien CEO and Co-Founder UniverCell

    For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Dr Stefan Permien CEO of a new German energy storage manufacturing company focused on the battery cell electrode - UniverCell.

    A chemist and professional kite surfer by background after 3 years working as CTO in a battery development company Stefan made the bold decision to set up a specialist battery manufacturing company, UniverCell. Stefan talks to Ryan about his journey including building a new electrode manufacturing line in their facility in Northern Germany.

    UniverCell is focused on energy storage for specialist applications such as stationary energy storage and medical technology, their market is growing quickly as more applications seek improved energy storage.

    UniverCell manufacture electrodes for 3rd parties including, lithium iron phosphate, lithium titanate, lithium sulfur and sodium ion battery technology in addition to collaborating with other battery cell developers they also have their own proprietary chemistries.

    UniverCell are making new battery chemistries in batch production processes and also have a higher volume continuous extrusion process which allows for a reduction in solvent.

    Stefan has a vast knowledge of different battery technologies and critical manufacturing processes.

    If you want to learn more about battery manufacturing and applications outside of automotive and how different battery chemistries and properties such as volumetric and gravimetric energy density are important and vary between these different applications, then check out this podcast.

    Stefan Permien LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-permien/

    UniverCell Holding GmbH corporate website - https://univercell.de/

    Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/

    AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/

    Follow AVID on social media:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1

    • 48 min

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