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ALIA Webinar: EV’s and the Future of Automotive Propulsion

August 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by:

Dr. Edward Becker, President & Founder, Friction & Wear Solutions LLC

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According to the International Energy Agency, sales of electric cars doubled to 6.6 million units in 2021 which is ~9% of the global car market and more than 3 times its market share from 2 years ago. Indeed, the momentum is building to increase adoption of electric vehicles as driven by concurring conditions — from improvements in battery technology, to encouraging supply and demand side regulations as well as the growing access to charging stations.

But what timelines are we looking at and how is this going to impact the lubricants industry in Asia Pacific? What are the tribological requirements, including challenges, of electric vehicles?


  • Introduction to electric vehicles (EVs)
  • EV adoption timelines
  • Trends in EV technologies
  • EV lubrication requirements
  • Discussion of alternative propulsion technologies
  • Q&As

Speaker’s bio:

Dr. Edward Becker earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Institute of Technology from the University of Illinois. He joined General Motors in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A in 1983. While at GM, he received his Professional Engineers license, and earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He retired from GM after 30 years of service after which he established Friction & Wear Solutions, LLC to solve tribological solutions.

Since 1990, Becker has been teaching for the Engineering Society of Detroit’s Professional Engineers Licensing Review class and received ESD’s most prestigious tribute, The Gold Award, which honors an outstanding engineer or scientist, in 2018.

Moderator: David Barned, SVP & GM – North America, Master Chemical; Chairman, ALIA Professional Subcommittee

Registration fee for ALIA members is FREE and for non-members is US$50

Registration will be open until August 15, 2022, at 5 PM SGT.


August 18, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Asian Lubricants Industry Association
+65 6727 4690
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