The FVV organises pre-competitive, industrial collective research on sustainable powertrain and energy systems of the future for an international network of science and automotive, mobility and energy industries. As a service provider for innovative businesses, especially SMEs, we organise fact-based research projects and communicate research results and their innovation potential.

You can find here in the press area current media advisories and press releases on the people in the FVV Innovation + Transfer Network and, above all, on the research programme. There is a wide variety of topics relating to climate neutrality and zero-impact emissions in sustainable energy conversion systems.

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PM / 28.06.2024
A bridge head between science and industry:
FVV Managing Director Dietmar Goericke retires and hands over to his former deputy Martin Nitsche

PR / 14.05.2024
Solutions-oriented research on power generation and mobility of the future:
Markus Schwaderlapp and Christopher Steinwachs chair the  FVV Board

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MTZ 06/2024
Green molecules: hydrogen
Hydrogen is one of the key elements of our transformation to a sustainable society: green molecules + green electrons are a perfect match. Hydrogen as an energy carrier does not release any greenhouse gases.
If it is produced using renewable energy sources, it is completely climate-neutral as ›green‹ hydrogen. Research into its potential in combination with both fuel cells and combustion engines is therefore a key
pillar of FVV’s activities for sustainable mobility.

© Mahle

MTZ 11/2023
Electric Motors
In the FVV network, companies, research institutes and associations engage in joint, pre-competitive research into powertrain solutions to achieve climate neutrality in the transport sector. All concepts that can potentially contribute to CO2 reduction are considered, whether these be battery electric solutions, the use of hydrogen in fuel cells or thermal conversion systems, or other alternative energy sources. The association’s activities in the area of battery electric powertrains have recently been pooled in the new ›Electric Motors‹ expert group.

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TRANSFER 10/2023
Hydrogen: decarbonising energy production and mobility
Decarbonising energy production and mobility is one of the most urgent tasks facing humanity worldwide to counteract climate change effectively. FVV’s members invest significant resources and effort in developing future technologies for a climate-friendly and resource-efficient transformation.

© ZBT | Nadine van der Schoot

MTZ 06/2023
Sustainable Powertrain Systems
In its pre-competitive collective research, FVV pursues a technology-neutral approach in which all sustainable powertrain systems and energy sources are considered equally. This mix allows the individual concepts to fully leverage their specific advantages for the respective applications and fields. To quickly achieve the climate and energy policy goals, research for sustainable mobility of the future is being conducted in parallel in several projects.

© FVV + ZSW | Dirk Lässig

TRANSFER 04/2023
Energy systems and powertrains of the future
FVV’s diversification strategy for the energy systems and powertrains of the future encompasses all energy converters and carriers that offer potential in this area. These include battery electric solutions as well as fuel cells and thermal converters for alternative energy carriers. In addition, research projects are being conducted on circularity and material/resource efficiency.

© FVV | Sarah Kastner

MTZ 04/2023
Research with an open mind
Exploding energy costs, raw material shortages, collapsing supply chains and political crises - the latest imponderables show us that the challenges of the future cannot be calculated in advance. Doesn't it then show foresight to pursue different paths in parallel on the way to climate neutrality and further emission reduction instead of relying on just one concept?


MTZ 02+03/2023
Zero-impact emissions: research for a new generation of internal combustion engines
Until now, analyses of the exhaust gas levels of vehicles with combustion engines have focused solely on their pollutant emissions. With the »zero-impact emissions« (ZIE) approach, the concentration of pollutants in the ambient air forms the basis of assessing the exhaust gas level.

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PR / 23.05.2022
New study on zero-impact vehicles (ZIV) released
A research project initiated by the FVV shows: If vehicles driven by combustion engines comply with very strict exhaust emissions limits, they no longer have a negative impact on air quality. However, the maximum permissible emissions limit for individual vehicles depends on the respective driving and traffic situation.

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MTZ 06/2022
Mastering complexity
The electrification of combustion engine powertrains enables emissions of both greenhouse gases and exhaust pollutants to be reduced significantly. However, the growing level of complexity that accompanies hybridisation is posing new challenges for the development process and the simulation tools used. Through several projects, the FVV is aiming to provide its members with such tools and create a more comprehensive foundation for small and medium-sized industrial businesses.

© FVV | Adobe Stock | Fajar

PR / 11.11.2021
The carbon footprint of the existing fleet is the decisive factor in achieving the climate goals
Electricity, hydrogen or synthetic fuels: When it comes to the energy sources to be used in road transport of the future, there is much debate. A new study by the research association FVV now shows: Powertrain technologies are not the decisive factor for the speed at which transport in Europe can become both sustainable and climate-neutral, but rather the fastest possible departure from fossil energy carriers.

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MTZ 09/2021
Industrial engines as power systems – research for optimum system design
The range of applications and the long service life of industrial engines call for research to reconcile climate neutrality and economic efficiency. The FVV promotes the use of climate-friendly energy sources, hybridisation and fuel cells as alternative energy converters. There is one common challenge for the many different applications: The optimum is not achieved primarily through technical details, but rather through system design.

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PR / 06.11.2020
Maximum pressure rise: FVV increases hydrogen research
The FVV significantly expands pre-competitive Industrial Collective Research (IGF) on hydrogen-powered combustion engines and fuel cells. Twelve newly initiated projects complement the research already underway and should thus accelerate the implementation of the German and European hydrogen strategy. The aim of the research association is to drive forward the defossilisation of the entire energy chain.