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, Volume 78, Issue 4, pp 80–81 | Cite as

11th International MTZ Symposium The Powertrain of Tomorrow

  • Martin WesterhoffEmail author
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The general consensus at the recent symposium "The Powertrain of Tomorrow", held in Frankfurt/Main, was not to expect universal electromobility anytime soon. Leveraging mild hybridisation to boost efficiency is a more obvious way forward. The presentations reflected the fact that rather than an ideal solution, this powertrain topology is more of a collection of useful concepts.

Setting Realistic Goals

"These are fascinating but volatile times for the powertrain," stated Matthias Zink, Member of the Executive Board at Schaeffler AG, at the beginning of his keynote speech. This also reflects what the audience of approximately 200 at the 11thInternational MTZ Symposium "The Powertrain of Tomorrow" face up to on a daily basis. The legal situation is uncertain, new markets are rapidly developing and all-electric mobility is being increasingly seen by governments and the public as the panacea. Schaeffler is very involved in electromobility, for example through its commitment to Formula E....

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  1. 1.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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