The 8th edition of the Financial Times event “Future of the Car” starts on Monday, May 9, and will focus on three main themes: Scaling Electric Vehicles, Hitting Carbon Neutrality Targets, and Building the ‘Personal’ Car. Among the speakers invited, CEOs of the automakers Tesla, Lucid, Polestar, Stellantis Group, Volkswagen, Renault will attend the event.
On May 10, NIO Europe VP Hui Zhang will be discussing The Smart Connected Battery and the Future of Electrification dividing the panel with two other speakers: Imogen Pierce, Director at Influence Emobility and ex-Arrival Head of City Engagement and Integration; and Jens Hinrichsen, Executive VP and General Manager of Advanced Analog.
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“The electric battery and its effective management are the focal point of the global automotive industry’s rapid evolution to electric vehicles. Carmakers, battery makers and the electric vehicle ecosystem are working hard to extract more value from the battery with the goals of increasing its longevity, its range as well as its safety and economic potential”, FT stated.
“This panel, made up of experts at the forefront of the electrification movement, will discuss how smart connected batteries, over-the-air updates, cloud computing, big data insights and predictive maintenance are quickly shaping the future of EVs, the vehicle’s architecture and battery systems.”
Baillie Gifford & Co filed, on May 5, a new 13F form disclosing ownership of 173,597,921 shares of NIO by the end of Q1 2022. The Scottish Mortgage investment trust closed 2021 owning 88,858,365 shares meaning that added a total of 84,739,556 during the first quarter of 2022.
As of May 6, NIO has 793 institutional owners and shareholders holding a total of 670,705,982 shares. Largest shareholders include Baillie Gifford & Co, BlackRock, Vanguard Group, State Street Corp, VWIGX, Susquehanna International Group, and Goldman Sachs Group.