Battery Safety Summits
August 10, 2023

2023 LATAM Battery Safety Summit in Mexico City


EV car charging port

Our Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI) collaborated with UL Standards & Engagement to host the Battery Safety Summit in Mexico City on Aug. 8-9, 2023, focusing on the Latin American region in response to the increasing demand for electric mobility in the region. The key goals of the summit were to:

  • Openly share information for the purposes of education and outreach.
  • Learn how UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement can provide support and share knowledge to help the Latin American region establish a safe, secure, and sustainable electric vehicle ecosystem.
  • Identify potential areas for collaboration between academia, government, and industry.
  • Form a working group or coalition to work on actionable plans established during the two-day summit.

The 2023 LATAM Battery Safety Summit was a success, bringing together around 100 participants from the LATAM region for two days of knowledge-sharing, learning, networking, and prospective collaboration. The event received overwhelmingly positive feedback from both the attendees and speakers.

The two-day Battery Safety Summit served as a platform to discuss the different aspects of electric mobility from safe manufacturing and usage, challenges with safety, battery fires and emergency response, to the importance of standards and certification. The summit also provided an opportunity for stakeholders to share their concerns and challenges and learn from the recommendations provided by our speakers and experts to address such issues.

Stakeholder groups, including those representing the automotive industry, government, research organizations, and standards development organizations, participated in the event.

LATAM Battery Safety Summit Key Takeaways Chart

Participant and Speaker Feedback

“[I] thank the event organizers for such a great event with lots of information, analysis, statistics, valuable content, and great expertise.” — Participant

“Congratulations to the organizing committee for bringing people with so much experience and knowledge; hopefully it can be repeated soon.” — Participant

“The meeting was well organized, the technical program was excellent, [and] the hospitality was great!” — Speaker

“I think the flow of the presenters was great! It started out with the science, identified challenges, and presented solutions.” — Speaker