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Experts from all Around the World Expected

9th AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference in Graz


The 9th AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference will be held on May 10 and 11, 2017 at Messe Congress Graz. This year’s focus is on “CO2 reduction and sustainable means of transportation” in the truck & bus, agricultural and construction equipment industries. Experts from all around the world will discuss what lies ahead in powertrain development and what can still be achieved with combustion engines and transmissions to reduce CO2.


The keynotes at the conference will cover technological solutions that reflect the whole range from conventional to purely electrified powertrains. After each session, a joint discussion will show the potential synergies and use of technologies in other powertrain applications. This way, meeting experts from other areas of the industry will spark new ideas, which will eventually lead to the development of better products.

Further CO2 reduction potential can be found in a system approach including the specific application workload. Electrification seems to offer the ultimate solution, but poses also a challenge to engineers, considering the current development status of batteries and charging infrastructure.

The ICPC is a renowned platform to discuss potential synergies between truck, agricultural and construction equipment OEMs, organized by AVL in cooperation with SAE International. The conference addresses decision makers as well as technical management and experts responsible for product development and innovation processes. Fore more information:

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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