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The Powertrain of Tomorrow 2020

Finding the global powertrain mix

14th International MTZ Conference on Future Powertrains

22-01-2020 – 23-01-2020 – Hanau, Germany

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14th International MTZ Conference on Future Powertrains

The Powertrain of Tomorrow 2020

Increasingly stringent legislation on CO2 emissions as well as newly designed, more demanding test cycles including real driving situations are causing a paradigm change. Electrification is advancing, and powertrains need to be dimensioned more strongly within the integrated network of combustion engine, transmission and electrification. Thematically, the focus of this international conference is on powertrain synthesis, whereas components and vehicle integration form the basis. This is because the cause-effect relationships are becoming more and more complex, digitalization is on the increase and different markets need to be served. Systems thinking, intelligent management and new development methods play crucial roles here.

Internal combustion engines will play a key role in the powertrain mix of the future. However, they need to change in such a way that they meet the requirements of various powertrain configurations. Their technical development must not only be optimized with regard to the specific purpose, it must also be able to withstand consideration in a holistic context.

A decisive factor will be the energy storage system. Should the focus be on batteries? What are the industrialisation possibilities of chemical storage media such as hydrogen, synthetic gases, or liquid fuels?

We will answer these questions and evaluate the powertrain solutions under development. How will familiar drive systems continue to develop? Will the huge variety of configurations lead to dead ends? Can modern engines meet the requirements? And last but not least: is our infrastructure capable of providing and distributing the energy necessary?

Finding the right global powertrain mix

Main Subject Areas

Hybrid drive systems in a changing world

In a different role teamed up
with electric motors

Traction batteries and CO2-neutral fuels

Keynote Lectures

Dr. Jochen Schröder
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

Dr. Christoph Danzer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Garbe
Volkswagen AG

Prof. Dr. Ferit çükay, 
TU Braunschweig

Panel Discussion

How do we master the future diversity of drive systems and fuels in development, production and marketing?

Dr. Jochen Schröder 
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

Prof. Dr. Peter Gutzmer 
FVV Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e.V.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Pischinger 
FEV Group GmbH



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


Conference Language

Simultaneous interpreting (German/English)

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


22-01-2020 – 23-01-2020
Hanau, Germany

Participation fee

EUR 1,660.05

incl. VAT

EUR 1,395.00

plus VAT

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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.