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.


We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

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!


Eventnumber: 01TA105



World Conference Center Bonn*

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2,
53113 Bonn
+49 228/92670 to website


Early bird price until 16.12.2019

1.640,– € plus 19% VAT

1.740,– €

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

Advisory Board

Dr. Karsten Bennewitz Volkswagen AG /

 Andreas FinkDr. Andreas Fink ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Schweinfurt

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

Dr. Andreas Schamel Erftstadt

 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

Eventnumber: 01TA105



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

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