The web event ‘Off-road powertrain. Is it multitasking (or not anymore?)’ was held on November 11 as part of the Sustainable Powertrain Tour. We had the opportunity to talk about the new frontiers of sustainability in off-road applications along with primary consultancy firms, international trade associations, as well as some of the major companies (OEMs, engine and component manufacturers) involved in this sector.

SPT Stage 3: the speakers

Under the moderation of Powertrain editorial staff, the discussion about the current and future trends of powertrain in the construction and agricultural sectors lasted a bit more than one hour and half. James Dorling, Senior Consultant at KGP Auto, introduced the webinar with an explanatory video. Riccardo Viaggi, Secretary General at CECE, and Jérome Bandry, Secretary General at CEMA, provided an overview of the two sectors, while Diego Rotti (FPT Industrial) and Valery Shapochkin (Cummins) talked about the strategies of the two companies in both the sectors, very different each other in terms of features and requirements of the machines. Several technologies are possible and may be employed in the near and long-term future to power these machines, anyway.

Peter Pickel, Manager External Relations at John Deere, provided the point of view of a primary global OEM in the AG field, talking about the company’s electrification projects and the philosophy for reducing CO2 emissions by applying biofuels. Finally, Lorenzo Serrao, Lead Engineer of off-highway electrification at Dana, offered a comprehensive of the company’s vision, starting from driveline architecture, up to the application of components and the view on electrification and energy transition.

Stay tuned for further information on our next year’s initiatives.


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