Parallel conference

Already years ago the congress has developed into a platform also for related industries and topics. Next to the main congress “DRITEV” there are parallel running conferences to offer a deep insight into all aspects of drivetrain technology.

In 2023 for example, the additional focus will be on Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles. 

The special plus for the participants of the congress and conferences:

  • free access to all technical presentations offered on site
  • This enables a genuine cross-industry and cross-functional exchange among the technical experts.

Please find below more details to the parallel running conference in 2023.

8th international VDI conference 'Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles'

At the 8th International Conference Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘ on July 5th and 6th, 2023 major players in the commercial vehicle sector will give an insight into the latest developments of powertrain solutions that solely run on battery power as well as concepts based on hybrid and conventional solutions.

Multiple solutions for the drivetrain of commercial vehicles

In light of CO2 regulations getting more and more stringent, commercial vehicle manufacturers are faced with the development of alternatives to replace the conventional powertrain. Although a battery-powered solution is particularly attractive for city traffic, it does not seem to be doable for heavy commercial traffic due to capacity and weight-saving reasons – at least in the medium term. Therefore hybrid concepts and synthetic fuels are of crucial interest.

Main topics in 2023 will be:

The VDI conference ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles’ will deal with these top issues in 2023:

  • New developments for electrified powertrains for commercial vehicles
  • Strategies for reduction of CO2 emissions and development trends towards CO2-neutral powertrains
  • BEV, Fuel Cell, H2: zero-emissions technologies to power vehicles
  • Future and improvements in efficiency of conventional powertrains
  • Field reports on innovative drive systems
  • Dimensions and scale of electrical component e.g. e-axles
  •  Future and improvements in efficiency of conventional powertrains
  • Data and Security in the drive system

All participants of conference ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles’ and the congress ‘Dritev’ are invited to attend at the plenary session at the opening day on July 5th, 2023. Keynote speeches from renowned experts will take up, what is affecting the industry. 

The topic “Leading sustainable transportation: Bringing our vision to the road” will be presented by Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Christian Gropp, Director development e-axles, axles and transmission form Daimler Truck AG. He will explain the dual track strategy of Daimler Truck: battery-electric and hydrogen-based propulsion systems. The transformation of the commercial vehicle industry will be addressed.

More details can be found here:


VDI Workshops

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

These one-day seminars – held on the day before the conference – can be booked separately and are only offered in the German language.

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Eventnumber: 01TA805

Dritev 2023


Kongresshaus Baden-Baden*

Augustaplatz 10,
76530 Baden-Baden
+49 7221/304-0 to website


1.890,– € plus VAT

Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location on our local events. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.