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The Powertrain of Tomorrow 2021

IN CONJUCTION WITH Grid Integration + Electrified Mobility

Thinking in Systems | Hybrid Event

27-01-2021 – 28-01-2021 – Hanau or virtually via live stream

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Thinking in Systems | Hybrid Event

The Powertrain of Tomorrow 2021

You have the choice: participate on site or virtually via live stream. Due to the current situation created by Covid-19, the Conference The Powertrain of Tomorrow will take place as a hybrid event this year.

Increasingly stringent legislation on CO2 emissions are causing a paradigm change in powertrain development. Electrification is broadening the global drive mix with and without combustion engines. The focus of this international conference will be on advanced drive concepts designed equally for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The complexity of the cause-and-effect relationships can only be mastered through digitization. Systems thinking, intelligent management and new development methods play crucial roles in the race for the drive of the future.

Drive systems consisting of internal combustion engines, electrification, and CO2-neutral fuels are effective means of enabling us to continue to meet our transport and mobility requirements without restrictions in the future. The precondition for this is renewable electric energy. This energy can be used either directly in electric drive systems or indirectly through synthetic fuels. If international markets are to be successfully supplied with sustainable products, a discussion that is open to all technologies and goes beyond familiar technical borders will become increasingly important. For that reason, ATZlive is combining this powertrain congress with the ATZ congress "Grid Integration+Electrified Mobility" in order to promote interaction between representatives from the automotive industry, energy providers, and power grid operators. Meet the experts personally in Hanau or virtually via live stream.

Thinking in systems

Main Subject Areas

Development open to all technologies 

Sustainable decision-making 

Developing efficiently and accurately


Keynote Lectures

Dr. Norbert Alt
FEV Europe GmbH, Germany

Franco Bellillo
Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd., China

Dirk Braun
BridgingIT GmbH, Germany

Manfred Homm
Schaeffler Automotive Buehl GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Panel Discussion

Are sector coupling and competition between technologies the keys to success?


2 Conferences in one location

Perfect interaction between traffic concepts, vehicles with electrified powertrains, and infrastructure is the precondition for broad-based market success. In order to provide participants with the opportunity for an interdisciplinary dialogue, we will be holding our established ATZlive conferences "The Powertrain of tomorrow" and "Grid Integration+Electrified Mobility" simultaneously at the same location starting this year.

The independent character with the well-known technical depth will be retained for each conference. Participants will have the opportunity to switch to the parallel conference and thus broaden their perspective. Thus we support the interdisciplinary communication and the necessary systems thinking.



The international MTZ Conference “The Powertrain of Tomorrow” is aimed at managers and experts in powertrain development and electrification. It is a must-attend event for engine and vehicle manufacturers, their suppliers and development partners, teaching staff and engineers from universities, representatives of authorities and associations, and technicians active in this field.


Congress Park Hanau
Schlossplatz 1
63450 Hanau near Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Alternativ virtual as live stream at your workstation

Conference Language

Simultaneous interpreting (German/English)

ATZlive conferences in times of Corona

In order to ensure that the ATZlive conferences are safe and successful for all participants, even in times of Corona, we have drawn up a wide-ranging hygiene protection concept and are making detailed arrangements with the event partners.
The hygiene protection concept is based on the SARS-CoV-2 industrial safety standard of the German federal government and on the official requirements, which can vary from state to state.Of course, we will provide sufficient protective measures on site and adhere to a concept for contactless check-in, seating with a safe distance, keeping a distance during breaks and catering, disinfection facilities, etc.

If you would prefer to participate virtually in the event for health reasons or due to travel restrictions, this year we will offer you a live stream with Q&A function, 1:1 video chat with participants and other useful functions in parallel.

We are adapting to the current pandemic situation. If a real meeting at the conference date is not possible, you can experience the entire conference in our virtual conference module.

Do you have any questions?

Talk to me:

Do you have any questions?

Talk to me:
Marc Vestweber

+49 (0) 611. 7878 132


The accompanying trade exhibition

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

Details on the trade exhibition


27-01-2021 – 28-01-2021
Hanau or virtually via live stream

Participation fee

EUR 1,660.05

incl. VAT

EUR 1,395.00

plus VAT

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Your contact partner

Your contact partner

Marc Vestweber

+49 (0) 611. 7878 132


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Scientific Director and Advisory Board

Dr. Johannes Liebl, Editor-in-Charge ATZ | MTZ | ATZelektronik

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.