33rd International AVL Conference "Engine & Environment"

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, May 20, 2021 (All day)
Helmut-List-Halle, Graz, Austria, Online Plattform


The year of 2020 has been characterized by the global COVID-19 crisis – which simultaneously acted as a fire accelerator for developments that were already appearing on the horizon. The considerable challenges of reducing CO2 must be met, and at the same time mobility must remain affordable. Technologically speaking, there is a wide arch reaching from the consequent use of synergy effects between the combustion engine and electrification on one side to pure electric motor drives on the other that draw their energy from a combination of fuel cells and batteries.

Which hybrid will fulfil the requirements best in the coming years? Which hybrid solution can survive in the long-term in the competition for BEVs? What about the climatic balance over the product lifecycle while considering the provision of energy for different solutions? How could a diversified portfolio of technologies be represented for global demands at optimum cost? Does the future lie in modularization or in dedicated solutions? How can intelligent control algorithms support hardware solutions? What degree of electrification is expedient in the fleet mix? What does the optimum hybrid look like? Where would a hybrid and where a pure electric drive make more sense?

It is clear that the current levels of pollutants must be reduced to the point where they no longer have a negative effect on air quality. Solutions must be found for the entire transport sector that are affordable and attractive for the customer.