AABC was founded to review the status of automotive battery technology and provide informed glimpses into the future. The AABC programme uncovers the underlying technical and business issues that will impact the pace and path of vehicle electrification worldwide. Lithium-Ion batteries are the chief candidate for most xEV applications. Yet, for each of them, some fundamental questions remain. These questions will be addressed at AABC 2018, where chief battery technologists from automakers will present their development trends and projected battery needs, and key suppliers will present their latest offerings and roadmaps for the future.