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New drive technologies, new fuels and transportation solutions: Tomorrow's mobility is cross-linked, resource-saving, efficient - and an opportunity for mechanical engineering. Since with adapted business models and technologies, companies in Germany can successfully shape the change in drive systems and generate additional value.

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Vehicle Electrification and Transformation of the Industry

The third edition of the study series deals with the electrification of the powertrain and its impact on the industry.

EMINT key technologies spring survey: continued positive development expected

According to the EMINT Spring 2023 Business Climate Survey, all EMINT industries remain optimistic about 2023.

Costs and approval times are a massive burden on the location

Clear need for action on transport routes and approval procedures. Only if the transport infrastructure is right can goods reach the customer and the place of use. This also applies in particular to large and heavy technologies for implementing the energy transition.

Wind energy from the North Sea

So far, the offshore potential of the North Sea has remained largely untapped. Now the littoral states want to make speed - and double the wind energy output.

VDMA Construction Site Day: Construction Site Personnel as a Success Factor

The 14th VDMA Construction Site Day 2023 will take place on 25 and 26 May in Frankfurt. With a high-profile programme, the event will provide an excellent networking opportunity.

Delegation Green Gases Italy - express your interest now!

From November 6 - 10, 2023, a BMWK delegation will visit Italy's gas, petrochemical, and chemical industries to exchange ideas on supply security and climate-neutral solutions. Visits and presentations to top EPCs and industry companies in Milan, Ravenna and Porto Marghera are planned.

Minister Madsen meets machine builder

The mechanical and plant engineering industry in Schleswig-Holstein demands a clear commitment to Schleswig-Holstein as an industrial location from politicians and expects support in reducing bureaucracy and setting sensible framework conditions.

Challenges with large and heavy transports

Manufacturers of large and heavy goods are increasingly faced with increasing requirements to obtain special permits to use certain routes.

Founding Meeting Expert Group Europe Oil Gas Petrochem H2/Biogas/LNG

By request of the members we will focus for the first time on 16.5. exclusively on the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical and H2/Biogas/LNG markets in EUROPE. In the inaugural meeting of the new "Expert Group Europe" we plan an exchange on the market development in EUROPE and an examination of individual process technology user industries in the most important regions / countries in Europe. Language of the meeting: EN.

VDMA Roadmap Battery Production equipment: Which technology breakthroughs are needed in large-scale production by 2030?

Regarding intelligent, sustainable battery production, it is important to understand the interaction of complex production lines, reduce costs and ensure process stability.

Decided: renewable fuel quota for air traffic

Result of the trialogue on ReFuelEU Aviation: For the first time, there are binding quotas for renewable fuels in aviation.

European associations call for SAF quota

8 European associations now speak out in an open letter in favor of a quota for sustainably produced aviation fuel.

VDMA Annual Conference Battery Production 2023

The VDMA Annual Conference of the Battery Production Department has established itself as an industry meeting point. This year the event will take place on June 22/23, 2023 at the company Plasmatreat in Steinhagen near Bielefeld.

Practical implementation of the calculation of the product carbon footprint

The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) is crucial in the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions. The event outlined how VDMA supports companies in PCF calculation.

Harmonized European regulations for the road safety of mobile machinery

On March 30, the EU Commission presented a proposal for EU type approval for road safety-related requirements for self-propelled machinery.

"Stress Test" for VDA 5050

Take 11 companies, 500 square meters of space, 9 vehicles, and a 5G campus network and mix it all together - and you have the AGV Mesh-Up.

FAQ Power-to-X and hydrogen

Here we are collecting questions and answers about hydrogen. The collection will grow bit by bit. Do you have your own questions? Please feel free to contact us.

Light and shadow for the market ramp-up of hydrogen

In the trilogue negotiations on the Renewable Energy Directive RED III, negotiators missed an opportunity.

The VDMA Fuel Cells Working Group at the Hannover Messe 2023

The VDMA Fuel Cells Working Group will be represented at this year's Hannover Messe in Hall 12, Booth D 35.

eFuels are essential for ambitious climate targets

There will be no ban on internal combustion engines in the EU from 2035 after all. This is the right decision, as synthetic fuels in internal combustion engines are essential for running mobile machinery from excavators to tractors in a climate-neutral way.

20th anniversary of the VDMA Fuel Cells Working Group (AG BZ)

A reason to celebrate! At the 2023 general meeting of the VDMA Fuel Cells Working Group in Frankfurt with around 80 participants, the board was confirmed at the end of February.

E-mobility electrifying the EMO Hannover 2023

Electromobility will be the top topic at EMO Hannover 2023. Insights will be provided by renowned manufacturers and research experts.

15th International Conference E-MOTIVE

The International Conference on Electric Vehicle Drives and E-Mobility will be held in Schweinfurt, Germany, Sept. 27-28, 23.

eFuels: State of the art

There is a lot of discussion about eFuels, especially in connection with the possible ban on combustion technology for passenger cars. What is the current state of affairs?

Hydrogen and Power-to-X in the VDMA

Within the VDMA, hydrogen is not only of great interest for the VDMA Power-to-X for Applications, but is accompanied by a whole range of areas with diverse activities.

Call for Abstracts: submit proposals now

From Production to Application: The #P2X Conference is dedicated to practical technical challenges. Abstracts are now open for submission for a presentation at the November 2023 conference.

Combustion engines with CO2-neutral fuels are part of the solution!

From 2035, no more passenger cars with internal combustion engines are to be registered in the EU. However, the use of climate-friendly eFuels in passenger cars must continue to be possible, because combustion engine technology in combination with CO2-neutral fuels is part of the solution for global climate protection.

Process brochures for lithium-ion battery and all-solid-state battery

PEM and VDMA update popular battery production guides

The structure of the WCM working group

Overview of the structure and the units of the working group Wireless Communications for Machines

"EU Commission gives industry more leeway"

The EU proposal for CO₂ fleet regulation for heavy commercial vehicles provides for a significant tightening of the previous CO₂ fleet limits, but leaves the door open in principle for internal combustion engines. In doing so, the Commission has avoided making the mistake with trucks that it made with passenger car drives.

Exhaust Emission Legislation Diesel and Gas Engines

A real hit for many years now is the "Emissions Brochure", which provides an up-to-date overview of the global rules on exhaust gas legislation for diesel and gas engines.

Heavy-duty transport needs renewable fuels

Industry eagerly awaits European Commission's proposal to revise CO2 regulation for heavy-duty vehicles and calls for inclusion of renewable fuels

New energy world and the way there

The path to tomorrow's energy world starts with technologies such as power-to-X and hydrogen. Energy consumption data can also contribute to climate neutrality. Mechanical and plant engineering is playing a key role in all these fields.

VDMA: "We need a clear roadmap for alternative fuels in agriculture and beyond"

Commenting on the current debate on the future of biofuels, which was initiated by Federal Minister for Agriculture Cem Özdemir and Federal Minister for the Environment Steffi Lemke, Dr. Tobias Ehrhard, Managing Director of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Industry Association, says:

Focus on industrial drone applications

There is something new at VDMA! With the VDMA Industrial Drone Solutions collaboration group, a digital information and networking format is growing for everyone interested in drones in the industrial environment.

International conference on P2X to be held in Frankfurt in November

Practical technical challenges along the hydrogen value chain will be addressed in "From Production to Application: The #P2X Conference".

International conference on Power-to-X takes place for the 2nd time

Practical and technical challenges of hydrogen and downstream products are the focus of the second international "From Production to Application: The #P2X Conference".

New rules published in the Official Journal of the European Union

On July 6, 2022, the New Vehicle General Safety Regulation (EU 2019/2144) became applicable. On Nov. 16, 2022, Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/2236 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This regulation defines the technical requirements for the type-approval of mobile cranes.

bauma lets industry enter the new year with good prospects

The positive mood at the world's largest exhibition of construction machinery and construction equipment reverberates.

Infrastructure and Configuration - Solutions

Working Group 3 "Infrastructure and Configuration - Solutions" focuses on reference architectures and aspects of integrating wireless communication systems into machines, plants and production systems.

Wireless Technologies - Comparison by Requirements

Working Group 2 "Wireless Technologies - Comparison by Requirements" focuses on the integration of wireless communication systems in machines, plants and production systems.

Requirements - Needs and Use Cases

Working Group 1 "Requirements - Needs and Use Cases" discusses guiding questions for various industries.

Publications of the VDMA AG Wireless Communications for Machines

Here you will find guides, whitepapers and other current publications on Wireless Communications for Machines.

"Better framework conditions needed for technologies of the future"

With its technologies, mechanical and plant engineering can make an important contribution to climate protection and resource efficiency.

Increase safety in warehouses

Modern logistics centers are complex automated facilities with high-bay warehouses up to 50 meters high. The maintenance of these facilities, where no one is present during regular operation, is correspondingly complex. The use of drones can be an effective solution here.

Elektromobilität und Gebäudeautomation: Effizienz pur!

Elektromobilität ist ohne Gebäude kaum zu denken, da zukünftig immer mehr auch Arbeitgeber, Supermärkte, Parkhäuser und andere Nichtwohngebäude Lademöglichkeiten zur Verfügung stellen werden. Aufgrund der notwenigen hohen Anschlussleistung ist ein durch das Gebäudeenergiemanagement gesteuertes Abflachen der Bedarfsspitzen geboten.

New edition of the brochure on the production of fuel cell components

Industrialization of fuel cell production is crucial for market success

Mechanical engineering industry takes a critical view of Euro 7

The new Euro 7 emissions standard is pursuing the right goal with the wrong means. The VDMA criticizes the now envisaged design of the test procedures.

Federal Council approves second amendment to SESTA

Parliament and Federal Council launch reform of national emissions trading - A balancing act between climate protection and security of supply

Innovation funding for drone projects

In the northernmost tip of Germany, the UAM-InnoRegion-SH is emerging, dedicated to the use and development of unmanned aerial systems and propulsion technologies. This is intended to contribute to structural change in the region.

Our expert and focus topics

Our expert and focus topics
Digitization alone cannot solve key challenges such as climate protection and resource scarcity. The biologization of industry offers another dimension to Industry 4.0 and a perspective on the future of production. Mechanical engineering plays a key role in this and offers a huge toolbox for biological processes and mechanisms. VDMA focus topic deals with technological solutions for transferring and integrating biology into the world of industrial application.
Electromobility, fuel cells, Power2X - The change in mobility is multi-layered and in the future there will not be just one type of drive on the market. This poses new challenges for the entire industry.
Fuel cell innovation cluster
The innovation cluster for large-scale production of fuel cell stacks (GO-Start BZ) is to support the potentials of an industrialization of stack production in Germany.
Fuel cell
Fuel cells play a central role in CO2-neutral energy supply and are part of national hydrogen strategies.
Standort Deutschland
Many medium-sized mechanical engineering companies have regional roots and are highly competitive internationally from their home region. To ensure that this remains the case, excellent site conditions and a good industrial policy are absolutely essential.

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To the point

To the point

Auf den Punkt Zitat - Mobility

"Considering the diversity of mobility which requires future-proof drives, there is no way around being technologically open-minded."

Hartmut Rauen, VDMA Deputy Executive Director

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million of 128 million vehicles

will be equipped with a battery or fuel cell electric powertrain worldwide in 2040.

Source: VDMA-Studie „Antrieb im Wandel – Auswirkungen der Brennstoffzellentechnologie auf den Maschinen- und Anlagenbau und die Zulieferindustrie“

Auf den Punkt Zusammenfassung - Mobilität

Power-to-X (P2X) needs a robust strategy for the future
  • In order to be internationally compatible, German plant engineering must establish technological leadership in the field of P2X plants.
  • The foundation for this lies in a strong domestic market from which to further develop technologies and establish new value chains.
  • The Federal Government should work at the EU level to ensure that in future, the level of energy taxes will be determined by the CO2 intensity of the energy sources.



Tue. 14.11.23 Wed. 15.11.23

  • Power-to-X

The second "From Production to Application: The #P2X Conference" will focus on practical and technical challenges along the entire value chain of hydrogen and derived products.

Places available

Wed. 27.09.23 Thu. 28.09.23

  • Fuel Cells
  • Seminars
  • Congresses, conferences, information days
  • Hybrid Propulsion
  • E-Mobility
  • Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V.
  • Electric Power Transmission Engineering
  • Electric Motors
  • Research, Innovation & Technology
  • Forum Electric Mobility
  • Drive Components
  • Power Transmission Engineering
  • Electronics Assemblies Production Equipment

15th International Conference on Electric Vehicle Drives and E-Mobility

15th International Conference on Electric Vehicle Drives and E-Mobility

Unsere Leistungen

Unsere Leistungen
Brochure: Lithium-ion battery systems in industrial trucks
This free brochure describes the use of lithium-ion technology for industrial trucks and outlines solutions for applying it safely within companies.
Fuel Cells Working Group
The VDMA Fuel Cells Working Group seeks to successfully establish fuel technologies in Germany and position them on global markets. The working group therefore represents the industry's political interests in Germany and increasingly also abroad.
Our motto is "Produce Future Mobility", and we are bundling the VDMA's diverse competences to prepare member companies for the future of mobility and to support them in their efforts to change.
Mobile Machinery Forum
The Mobile Machinery Forum (Mobima) promotes the exchange between OEMs and suppliers at a neutral association level. It facilitates the reconciliation of positions across sectors as well as the initiation of joint projects. Current information is available for download in the regularly published "Mobima Bulletin".
CO2 study by CECE and CEMA (English)
The agricultural and construction machinery industry has had an impressive track record of increasing energy efficiency over the last 50 years. The study "Optimizing our industry 2 reduce emissions" answers the question of how to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in particular CO2, in the coming years.
Working Group Machines in Construction MIC 4.0
The Machines in Construction MIC4.0 working group is defining the foundation for machine-to-X communication and developing legally compliant structures for collaboration in the use of machine and process data. All companies interested in the topic of digitalizing construction machinery can become members of the working group.
Working Group Power-to-X for Applications
The VDMA Working Group Power-to-X for Applications are the cross-industry information, communication and cooperation platform for the P2X community and involve stakeholders from development and production to the end user.
Working Group Industrial Drone Solutions
Unmanned flying robots offer numerous application possibilities in logistic and industrial environments. The VDMA Working Group Industrial Drone Solutions is the networking and decision-making platform for all industrial drone suppliers and interested parties.

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