We are expecting to be unable to host the events DRITEV, EDrive & Powertrain Systems in mobile Machines 2020 based on the current Covid-19 developments in our location in Bonn. Unfortunately, the rules of procedure of North-Rhine-Westfalia do not exist yet.

To make sure we can still offer the event on June 24-25, 2020 we have decided to build a digital twin. This means that DRITEV and EDrive will be transformed into digital conferences also with a digital exhibition. The third event Powertrain Systems in mobile Machines must be cancelled due to only few numbers of participants based on Covid-19.

We are currently working on the new digital solution and will get back to you with further information and details. 

International VDI Conference “EDrive”

How can electrified drivetrain architectures be optimized in an intelligent way to achieve the best possible system behaviour? How could these approaches be transferred to high performance and high volume drivelines? Which further development potentials of the e-engine can be tapped? These are just some of the questions that are occupying the minds of powertrain designers and system architects working in the electrified field. The answers can be found at the International conference “EDrive 2020” in Bonn.

Current discussions surrounding emissions, driving bans in urban areas and the future of the internal combustion engine have given ‘electrification’ new impetus. Things are changing now, and it’s essential to offer clients sustainable and comfortable solutions in terms of electrified products and powertrain architecture across the entire product range.

The challenge of developing holistic powertrains

To find the right powertrain solution for specific client profiles, a systemic approach needs to be taken in terms of development. The components in an electrical powertrain cannot be seen in isolation – the interactions between the electric engine, transmission, power electronics and energy source need to be at the center of development.

Designing the future

The International VDI conference “EDrive” takes up these challenges in the holistic development of electrified powertrains. The conference will consider questions surrounding powertrain architecture, operational strategies and the optimization of components in the entire system, as well as system-wide thermo-management and EMC.

Additional advantages for you as a speaker and participant

Profit from the exchanges happening at the International VDI Congress “Dritev – Drivetrain in Vehicles” and the International VDI conference “Transmissions in mobile machines”, which takes place at the same time, with:

  • over 60 expert presentations
  • over 1,300 international participants
  • over 100 professional exhibitors

Increase your engagement with your colleagues in mechanical systems and mechatronics! Make new connections to help drive your projects forward!

Advisory Board

 Karsten BennewitzDr. Karsten Bennewitz Volkswagen AG /

 Andreas FinkDr. Andreas Fink ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Schweinfurt

 Michel Forissier Michel Forissier VALEO Powertrain Systems / Paris Cedex 17

 Rainer LinkDr. Rainer Link GKN ePowertrain / Lohmar

 Konstantin NeißDipl.-Ing. Konstantin Neiß Daimler AG / Stuttgart

 Thomas Pfund Thomas Pfund Schaeffler Automotive Bühl GmbH & Co. KG / Bühl

 Dirk Uwe SauerProf. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer Institut fuer Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische Antriebe RWTH Aachen / Aachen

 Ralf SchmidDipl.-Ing. Ralf Schmid Robert Bosch GmbH /

 Wolfgang StephanDipl.-Ing. (FH) Wolfgang Stephan Hofer AG / Nürtingen

 Peter TenbergeProf. Dr.-Ing. Peter Tenberge Fakultät für Maschinenbau Ruhr-Universität-Bochum / Bochum

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Gold Sponsors

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BP Lubricants UK
Logo BP Lubricants UK

Castrol is the lubricant specialist within the BP Group – one of the leading global oil companies. With more than 100 years experience in the development and production of lubricants Castrol is a partner of many passenger car, commercial vehicle and transmission / axle manufacturers and stands for leading technology, competence, innovation and premium product qualities. Castrol is – often as a market leader – represented in more than 140 countries worldwide with a very strong brand awareness. Within the Global Driveline Technology Centre in Hamburg Castrol is developing high performance driveline lubricants in close co-operation with leading international OEM‘s. In a tight network with their blend plants Castrol is producing transmission fluids and setting global milestones due to its innovative production processes.

For keeping the technical standards and production capabilities at its highest level the ISO/TS 16949 certification is a clear pre-requisite.

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GKN Driveline International GmbH
Logo GKN Driveline International GmbH

GKN Automotive is the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline technology and components. It operates through 54 locations in 21 countries, employing over 29,000 people. GKN Automotive develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline technologies – for use in the smallest ultra-low cost cars to the most sophisticated premium vehicles showcasing advanced driving dynamics.

GKN Automotive’s driveline technologies, its proven software development and vehicle integration expertise and a complete range of scalable solutions make GKN Automotive the industry’s number one partner for CVJ, AWD, transaxle and eDrive systems.

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Magna Power Train International GmbH
Logo Magna Power Train International GmbH

Magna Powertrain, an operating unit of Magna International, is a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in powertrain design, development, testing and manufacturing. Our innovations contribute to the overall performance of the vehicle, while providing technologies that improve fuel economy, make the vehicle safer, reduce weight and provide value to our global customer base.
With our extensive expertise in drivetrain electrification, Magna Powertrain has developed scalable platform concepts to help the global automotive industry both meet CO2 targets and enhance vehicle performance.

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Logo ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF is a global technology company suppling systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility. In fiscal year 2020 ZF reported sales of €32.6 billion. The company employs more than 150,000 associates in 42 countries.

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  • Bonn Marriott World Conference Hotel, +49 228/280-500,
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