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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.

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.

Call for Paper: 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. Present your future solutions and submit your paper by 04/14-23.

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

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.

bauma TALK 2 - The way to autonomous machines

For the first time, bauma offered a five-part webinar series on the key topics of the trade fair in cooperation with the VDMA.

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.

Innovation cluster for large-scale production of fuel cell stacks (GO-Start BZ)

The innovation cluster for large-scale production of fuel cell stacks (GO-Start BZ) is intended to support the potential for industrialization of stack production in Germany.

Startups for the mining of the future

Discover startups that bring sustainability, efficiency and safety to the mining industry at bauma 2022. Here's an overview of our exhibitors.

The end of the combustion engine cannot be ruled out

The EU continues to find it difficult to finally clarify the issue of the internal combustion engine and eFuels. Instead of securing the future of the internal combustion engine powered by eFuels in a climate-neutral manner, only a non-binding recital has now been integrated into the EU regulation. In the end, this does not help the cause.

Mobile (compressed air) systems for breathing air supply during blasting work

Office assisted in the creation and revision of a technical booklet, incorporating comments from member companies.

Trilogue can start

The European Parliament voted on FuelEU Maritime in mid-October. This clears the way for the upcoming trilogue negotiations.

Beaming winners at the awards ceremony

Eagerly awaited, the secret of this year's award winners was revealed on Sunday at the Munich Residenz.

Igniting the turbo for the hydrogen economy

The so-called trilogue negotiations between the EU Parliament, Council and Commission on the EU's "Fit for 55" climate package are of considerable importance for the hydrogen economy.

Supporting the economy and climate protection with eFuels

In the so-called trilogue negotiations between the EU Parliament, Council and Commission on CO2 fleet regulation, the opening for eFuels should be established.

Viewing CO2 as a raw material and not just as a greenhouse gas

Carbon management & removal technologies can contribute to building a sustainable CO2 circular economy, effectively integrating CO2 into use pathways, storing and capturing it. We have written a short position on this topic.

New edition of the brochure on the production of fuel cells systems

Industrialization of the production of fuel cell systems is crucial for market success

Startup area at the world's leading trade fair for the construction machinery sector

Startup innovations for the construction equipment industry: in October 2022, there will be innovative startups to discover at bauma that are shaping the future of the industry with fresh innovations.

Startups for the digital construction site

Discover startups at bauma 2022 that are making the vision of a digitalized, networked and automated construction site a lived reality. Here's an overview of our exhibitors.

Drone Readyness Analysis: industry not yet taking off

The fundamental interest in industrial drone solutions is high. But so far, only a few projects are already being implemented.

CMM 2022 in Hannover

The industry of an age of mobile, autonomous, intelligent systems and machines met at CMM in Hannover, Germany, on October 6-7, 2022.

CO2 fleet regulation must not mean an end to combustion engines

CO2 fleet regulation could mean a complete ban on the internal combustion engine for cars and light commercial vehicles from 2035.

Hydrogen offers huge growth opportunities for industrial supply chains

Study by VDMA and Roland Berger: There is considerable business potential associated with hydrogen technology. Emerging supply chains offer opportunities, especially for companies in the equipment manufacturing industry.

EU Parliament: Vote on RED III

With its vote on the revision of the Renewable Energies Directive in mid-September, the European Parliament has set an important course for the hydrogen economy.

Industryguide Battery Production

Are you looking for strong solutions not only for large-scale production for battery manufacturing? Access the expertise of our mechanical and plant engineering manufacurers. In addition to the thematic search function, the new online format offers the possibility to contact the battery experts of the respective companies.

Intervention in corporate decisions is a no-go

With its emergency instrument, the EU Commission rightly wants to put the focus back on the single market. However, the VDMA rejects those elements in it that restrict entrepreneurial freedom.

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.
Battery Production
Electromobility and battery production are gaining ground worldwide, and this is just the beginning. To make the right decisions early and be competitive, it is essential to have your finger on the pulse of innovative production solutions.
Hydrogen Economy
The use of hydrogen offers enormous potential towards decarbonizing industries and achieving climate neutrality. Through the use of hydrogen and power-to-X (P2X), new value chains are emerging ranging from renewable energy plants, process engineering and components all the way to applications.
Modern intralogistics systems enable reliable and flexible production supply and efficient processes in the warehouse. Through increasing automation and digitalization, the systems are becoming more intelligent and will be able to optimize themselves in the future.
Commercial drone applications are also gaining importance in mechanical and plant engineering as well as adjacent B2B customer industries.
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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"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.



Wed. 27.09.23 Thu. 28.09.23

  • Fuel Cells
  • Seminars
  • Congresses, conferences, information days
  • Hybrid Propulsion
  • Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V.
  • E-Mobility
  • Electric Power Transmission Engineering
  • Research, Innovation
  • Electric Motors
  • 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

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

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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