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Future Powertrain Conference

range rover hybrid cutawayThe Future Powertrain Conference will be held on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February 2015 at the National Motorcycle Museum based in the West Midlands.

The Future Powertrain Conference 2015 (FPC2015) was successfully introduced in 2014 and is organised by AVL Powertrain UK and the Energy Storage Research Network, bringing together both academia experts and industry within the UK in the powertrain development field to present and discuss solutions to the challenges that are facing our industry over the next 10 years. We are pleased to confirm that the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC UK Ltd) has become a Partner with effect from 2015.

Many important issues facing the industry will be discussed over the two day conference including, Energy Storage, Future Combustion Engines, Batteries, Emissions Control, Game Changers, Heavy Duty, Electric Machines & Power Electronics, Emerging Markets, Powertrain Control and Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Systems.

Keynote Speakers will be Dr Lou Balmer-Millar, Director of Research & Advanced Engineering, Caterpillar Inc; Jo Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence, Jaguar Land Rover; Mark Mathieson, Chief Engineer Powertrain Research, McLaren and Malcolm Sandford, Managing Director, JCB.

The British Ambassador to the Republic of Austria, Susan le Jeune d’ Allegeershecque will attend on Wednesday 25th February and Dr. Günter Fraidl, Senior Vice President, AVL will attend on Thursday 26th February.

The Seminar Programme is now available on the website –

As part of this event on Wednesday 25th February, Tony Pixton, Chief Executive of the Advanced Propulsion Centre will host a ‘Networking Event with Refreshments’ entitled ‘The Value of Collaboration’.

Exhibitors @ FPC2015

Premium Supporters – Continental Engineering Services Ltd and Vocis Driveline Ltd

Evening Network Supporter – Tata Motor European Technical Centre PLC

Exhibitions from Advanced Propulsion Centre, AR UK, AVL Powertrain, Cenex, Claytex, Energy Storage Research Network, ETPS, Hyperdrive Innovation, IFP Powertrain Technologies, Imperial College London, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, Maplesoft, NMI, Romax, Schaeffler UK and Venner Shipley

Limited spaces now available, please contact

for more information.

Delegate Cost

This has been heavily subsidised to ensure that the conference is open to all. £100 for two days including refreshments/£40 for students and apprentices – £20 Evening Network event including buffet this includes entrance to the motorcycle museum – to register visit

We would also like to acknowledge continued support from Transport KTN, Innovate UK, ImechE, Green Car Guide and North West Automotive Alliance.

Join the discussion group on LinkedIn – for regular updates to the Seminar Programme.

Poster Session – for student poster sessions, please email – Jacqueline Edge –

Additional Event taking place prior to the Future Powertrain Conference:

Would you like to find out more about Battery Engineering? 

Imperial College have organised a ONE DAY Interactive Workshop, prior to the Future Powertrain Conference lead by Dr. Gregory Offer, in the Premier Suite of the National Motorcycle Museum on Tuesday 24th February. Here you can learn about Li-ion batteries, Battery pack design, Thermal Management, Degradation and Safety, among other topics from leading experts in electrochemical science and engineering. The course costs £199 for students and £399 for non-students. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY TO THE FUTURE POWERTRAIN CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY 25TH/THURSDAY 26TH FEBRUARY. Places for this workshop are limited, so please indicate your interest to as soon as possible.