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Powertrains and Energy Systems of Tomorrow 2024

The need for accelerated market-driven implementation

18th International MTZ Congress on Future Powertrains

14-05-2024 – 15-05-2024 – Chemnitz, Germany

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18th International MTZ Congress on Future Powertrains

Powertrains and Energy Systems of Tomorrow 2024

The technological transformation in individual mobility on the basis of regenerative primary energy requires an intensified technical exchange of ideas between leading representatives of the automotive and energy industries on the one hand and science and politics on the other. For that reason, this congress will focus on topics that not only describe the change in vehicle powertrains, but also present technological solutions in the associated infrastructure, including the provision of primary energy. Discussions will concentrate on political framework conditions as well as on systemic innovations for the future and digital solutions.

The transition of energy and mobility systems to solutions based on regenerative electricity requires a systemic approach if we are to avoid reaching a dead end. In this process, we must not only comprehensively evaluate the carbon footprint, but also consider the economic consequences and social aspects in a global context.  

The focus is on the necessary and consistent adaptation to the market requirements in Europe. How is vehicle technology changing with regard to costs, driving range, and charging time? What are the main priorities concerning the expansion of charging networks? Are power generation and storage systems and the power grid infrastructure being developed quickly enough? How can the political objectives be achieved? What are the developments in the use of hydrogen and its infrastructure?  

At the 18th International MTZ Congress on “Powertrains and Energy Systems of Tomorrow”, leading representatives from the automotive industry, energy producers, and grid operators as well as from politics and science will exchange views on these issues.

The need for accelerated market-driven implementation

Main Subject Areas

  • Electric powertrain variants
  • Sustainability and the raw material supply chain
  • Charging and grid integration
  • Hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure
  • Energy supply and data management

Keynote Lectures

Ines Fröhlich
Saxon State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport, Germany

Lars Hentschel
Volkswagen AG, Germany

Dr. Urban Keussen
EWE AG, Germany

Dr. Klaus Schmitz
Arthur D. Little GmbH, Germany

Marc Sens
IAV GmbH, Germany

Prof. Dr. Thomas von Unwerth
Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Highlights 1st day

Visit to IAV GmbH, Stollberg Development Center

Joint discussion with a fishbowl character with the keynote speakers and the auditorium

Highlight 2nd day

Ceremony of the Sustainability Award in Automotive



Transformation at IAV

As part of the tour, you will see how IAV is implementing the transformation in the hybrid testing facility in Stollberg and which test benches we use for testing electric components from the battery cell to the complete vehicle system.


This ATZlive congress is aimed at executives and engineers as well as experts in industry, authorities, NGOs, and scientific institutes who are involved in powertrain development, the generation and distribution of hydrogen and electricity, the expansion and integration of the power grid, international markets, production networks, and supply chains.


Carlowitz Congresscenter Chemnitz

TheaterstraĂźe 3
09111 Chemnitz

Conference Language

German and English with simultaneous interpreting
(German – English / English – German)


Ceremony of the Sustainability Award in Automotive

Due to their importance for the economy and society, the automotive industry and mobility providers bear special responsibility for achieving climate protection and general sustainability goals.

The Sustainability Award in Automotive, which is jointly organized by the ATZ/MTZ Group and sustainability and industry experts from the consultancy Arthur D. Little, recognizes outstanding examples of sustainable contributions  to mobility.

The categories:

  • Mobility Concepts
  • Technology
  • Start-up

Award Partner: Arthur D. Little

The accompanying trade exhibition

A trade exhibition of interesting suppliers and service providers rounds off the congress and provides the opportunity to find out about innovations on site.

Details on the trade exhibition


14-05-2024 – 15-05-2024
Chemnitz, Germany

Participation fee

EUR 1,779.05

incl. VAT

EUR 1,495.00

plus VAT

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From the Editor

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Scientific Director and Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Peter Gutzmer, Editor-in-Charge ATZ | MTZ Group

A scientific advisory board made up of outstanding personalities from each of the fields involved supports our conference in terms of planning and finding topics.