Report on the Hosting of EVTeC 2014 and APE Japan 2014
(International Electric Vehicle Technology & Automobile Power Electronics Japan Conference)

EVTeC 2014 and APE Japan 2014 Organizing Committee

We would like to report the following items on the hosting of EVTeC 2014 and APE Japan 2014 (2nd International Electric Vehicle Technology & Automobile Power Electronics Japan Conference 2014, jointly hosted with the Annual Congress 2014).

264 people from 15 countries attended the conference and lively debate took place throughout the Plenary Session, the Standardization Forum, and the Technical Session, making the 2nd International Electric Vehicle Technology & Automobile Power Electronics Japan Conference 2014 a great success.

1. Dates held: May 22 (Thu.) –May 24 (Sat.) 2014

2. Venue: Pacifico Yokohama, Annex Hall

3. Number of Presentations:

90 (18 sessions)
[In detail] Japan (67); Germany (4); USA (4); France (3); Canada (2); Denmark (2) and 8 other countries; 11 cancellations

4. Number of Participants:

264 from 15 countries
[In detail] Japan (233); South Korea (7); Germany (4); France (4); USA (3); Canada (2); Taiwan (2); Thailand (2) and 7 other countries

5. Plenary Session (May 22, 23)


Plenary Session 1 (May 22)



Plenary Session 1


Prof. Yoichi Hori (Moderator)
(Chairperson of Steering Committee)

Mr. Hiroaki Yoshida



Plenary Session 2
Mr. Kimimori Hamada (Moderator)
(Vice Chairperson of Steering Committee)

Plenary Session 1, 9:30 – 11:30, May 22

"Future Sustainable Society beyond Cars"

Mr. Mitsuhiko Yamashita (Nissan Motor Company)

"The Heritage of OLEV Developments including Recent Research Results"

Prof. Chun-Taek Rim (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

"Expansion of EV Mobility By Using PHEV Technology"

Mr. Ryugo Nakao (Mitsubishi Motors Corporation)

Plenary Session 2, 9:30 – 11:30, May 23

"The Challenges of Electric Mobility –from PHV Demonstration-"

Mr. Koei Saga (Toyota Motor Corporation)

"Recent Research and Development of Electric Vehicle in China"

Prof. Hui Chen (Tongji University)

"Honda’s New Vehicle Electrification Technology"

Mr. Yoshiharu Yamamoto (Honda R&D Co., Ltd)

6. Standardization Forum (9:30 – 12:30, May 24)


Mr. Egbert Fritzsche
(German Association of the Automotive Industry)



Standardization Forum


"Government Initiative for Promoting EVs"
  Mr. Kenichiro Yoshida (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
"EV-Standardization- Strategy of the German Automotive Industry"
  Mr. Egbert Fritzsche (German Association of the Automotive Industry)
"IEC Activity for EV and its Electrical Safety"
  Dr. Junji Nomura (Panasonic Corporation)
"Summary of Standardization Activity –EV Battery Charging-"
  Mr. Takahiko Miki (Japan Automobile Research Institute)
"WPT Standardization Status in Japan"
  Mr. Kunihiko Sasaki (Broadband Wireless Forum)
"Standardization for EV/HEV/PHEV Voltage Classification"
  Mr. Takumi Matsumoto (Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc.)

7. Technical Sessions (May 22 – 24)




8. EVTeC & APE Japan 2014 Party (18:00-19:30, May 23)




9.Awards at Closing Ceremony (15:30-16:00, May 24)


Outstanding Presentation Award Winners are below:
(In Paper Number Order)

Su Y. Choi, Beom W. Gu, Seog Y. Jeong, Chun T. Rim
Ultra Slim S-type Inductive Power Transfer System for Roadway Powered Electric Vehicles

Koji Shiozaki, Jae Seung Lee, Tsuyoshi Nomura
(Toyota Research Institute of North America)
Bret Whitaker, Adam Barkley, Zach Cole, Brandon Passmore, Ty McNutt, Alexander Lostetter
(Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.)
Design and Verification of High Frequency SIC On-board Vehicle Battery Charger for PHV/EV

Martha Christenson, Aaron Loiselle-Lapointe
(Environment Canada, Emissions Research and Measurement Section)
Ian Whittal, Norm Meyer
(Transport Canada, ecoTechnology for Vehicles, Environmental Initiatives)
Impact of Mileage Accumulation, Vehicle Aging, Cold Ambient Temperature (-7°C and -18°C), and Driving Style on Range and Energy Consumption of Two Japanese Battery Electric Passenger Vehicles

Makoto Kamachi, Kazunori Handa
(Mitsubishi Motors Corporation)
Development of the EV-based Plug-in Hybrid System and its Potential

Ryosuke Utaka, Hiroshi Kaneiwa, Atsushi Umeda, Mitsuru Kato
Tatsuhiko Mizutani, Akira Takasaki
Development of Down-sized Motor Stator

Mitsuo Onishi, Koki Notake, Takuhiro Matsuyama, Akihiro Yoshimura
(IHI Corporation)
Takashi Koto, Hisashi Higashi
(Hino Motors, Ltd.)
Development of a Lithium-ion Battery Pack System for Small EV Buses