Electrified Off-Highway Machines

Electrified Off-Highway Machines | VDI Conference

The VDI conference “Electrified Off-Highway Machines” will focus on developments on electrified powertrains and battery technology specifically used in off-highway machines, and their implications on safety, standardization, maintenance and life cycle cost. On the basis of several practical examples and with professional support of international industry experts, we will look at the benefits of electrification, as well as new business models and current model projects.

The future is electric

Powertrain developments and electrification in mobility and machinery have been breaking new grounds in the last several years. Yet the headlines have mostly been concerned with the increased proliferation of electric and hybrid cars. The changes to the off-highway sector have been just as revolutionary. This conference will discuss the challenges and opportunities electrification brings: From the latest developments in battery and engine technology and functional safety to operational issues, such as life-cycles, maintenance and regulatory factors, you will gain insight into how electric power can transform the industry and move forward into a lower-emission future, with new emission standards paving the road for these developments. These standards benefit electrified off-highway machines used in cities with strict guidelines, for example, or in situations where automation and robotics can lead to greater accuracy, or where fuel or operating costs can be lowered.

This is the only professional conference dealing holistically with this topic and is a must for experts, industry leaders and professionals working in all aspects of the off-highway sector. It is also an ideal addition to the “Smart Farming” and “Connected Off-Highway Machines” conferences running at the same time.

Focus Topics

  • Electrified Powertrain
    • Developments on Electric and Hybrid Powertrains(e.g. Power Density, Robustness,
      Recovery Solutions etc.)
    • System Integration of Electrified Powertrains and Attachments
    • Electric Motor Thermal Management
    • Power Electronics & Supercapacitators
  • Battery Technology
    • Battery Thermal Management
    • Developments on increased Battery Power Density
    • Assessment of Battery Technologies for different Applications
    • Charging Infrastructure
  • Functional Safety & Standardization
    • High Voltage Functional Safety of Hybrids and Electric Vehicles
    • Standardization & Licensing of Electrified Equipment
    • On-the-job Safety around High Voltage Equipment
  • Operation of Electric Off-Highway Machines
    • Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance, Service and Repair
    • TCO Analysis of electrified Off-Highway Machines
    • Emerging Business Models for electrified Off-Highway Machines
  • European emission standards for Off-Highway Machines
    • European Emission Standards: Stage V Impact on Off-Highway Segment
    • Future Developments of Emission Standards
  • Case Studies
    • Operation of Electrified Off-Highway Machines:
      • Construction Sites
      • Quarries
      • Farming
      • Material Handling


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

Who should take part?

The VDI conference Electrified Off-Highway Machines is aimed at professionals, management and decision makers in the following areas:

  • OEMs and Suppliers in the Off-Highway Segment
  • Battery System Manufacturers
  • Agriculture, Construction, Material Handling and Mining Companies
  • Fleet Operators
  • Engineering Firms and Tech Companies
  • Municipal Administrations
  • Legislators

Your experts for the VDI conference Electrified Off-Highway Machines

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Thomas Herlitzius, Chair of Agricultural Systems and Technology, Technische Universität Dresden, will be one of the many experts supporting the conference by contributing his expertise. Further supporting experts taking part will follow.

Buy one ticket – Visit three conferences

You’re interested in how electrification will change the way off-highway machines are manufactured, used, maintained and regulated? You’d like to know about the challenges and opportunities these new developments will bring on the basis of case studies and current technological developments? Then book your ticket now for the VDI conference "Electrified Off-Highway Machines". In addition, also benefit from our parallel conferences on "Connected Off-Highway Machines" and “Smart Farming” free of extra charge.


Eventnumber : 01KO934

International VDI Conference - Electrified Off-Highway Machines


Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf - Neuss ex. Swissôtel*

Rheinallee 1,
41460 Neuss
+49 2131/77-00 to website


1.840,– € plus 19% AVT

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.

Eventnumber : 01KO934

International VDI Conference - Electrified Off-Highway Machines

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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