Future Powertrain Conference

National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull


Registration now open!

About FPC2015

The Future Powertrain Conference (FPC2015) is a two day UK event created to bring together industry and academic experts within the powertrain development field. It will open up presentations and discussions on the solutions to the challenges faced by the engineering industry in the UK and internationally over the next ten years.

With multiple pressures pushing the industry to meet ever tighter emission regulations, the need to develop and implement new technology is increasing all the time and the inherent risks can only be mitigated by a better understanding of the technology.

To help strengthen the UK engineering community and to meet this challenge FPC2015 is being launched to bring together and help bridge the gap between scientists and engineers from the UK’s leading academic institutions and the best of the UK’s industry.

Professor Nigel Brandon

Director Energy Storage Research Network
Imperial College London

Professor Matthias Wellers

Managing Director
AVL Powertrain UK

"The inaugural FPC, was a resounding success, a first rate conference for engineers with the full support from vehicle manufacturers and academia, providing an excellent networking opportunity, in a flexible and friendly environment – superbly organised by AVL and Imperial"

Continental Engineering Services – Premium Supporter

Who Should Attend?

This event is aimed at Engineers, Managers, Team Leaders, Academia and Students

Steering committee

  • Chair: Dr Gregory Offer, Imperial College London
  • Prof. Matthias Wellers, AVL Powertrain (UK)
  • Prof. Dave Greenwood, WMG/JLR
  • Matt Loader, Nissan
  • Jon Horsley, TSB
  • Prof. Steve Richardson, JLR
  • Tim Winstanley, Ford

Session Themes

  • Emissions Control
  • Future Combustion Engines
  • Heavy Duty
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Emerging Markets
  • Electric Machines & Power Electronics
  • Powertrain Electrification (incl. 48V)
  • Energy Storage
  • Powertrain Control
  • Game Changers


We will be announcing the programme schedule in the near future. Please check back at a later date or contact us to find out more about the event.

For an example of the format of this event, see last year’s schedule

National Motorcycle Museum

National Motorcycle Museum

National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ

Tel: 0121 704 2784


The Future Powertrain Conference (FPC2014) will be held on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February 2014 in the Britannia Suite at the National Motorcycle Museum based at Solihull, West Midlands. The venue is at the hub of the country’s motorway system, with Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International Railway Station just a short taxi ride away.

Delegates will also be offered the opportunity to view the vast array of British motorcycles on display at the Museum during the Evening Networking Event on Wednesday 19th February 2014.

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Best Western Manor Hotel

Best Western - Manor Hotel

Main Road, Meriden, Solihull, West Midlands, CV7 7NH

Tel: 01676 522 735

Please quote “FPC2014” in order to obtain the reduced rate.


  • 112 bedrooms
  • 4 star hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wifi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Reduced rate of £99 (includes VAT) B&B, based on single occupancy
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Best Western Windmill Village Hotel & Spa

Best Western - Windmill Village Hotel

Birmingham Road (A45 westbound), Allesley, Coventry. CV5 9AL

Tel: 02476 404 040

Please quote “FPC2014” in order to obtain the reduced rate.


  • 105 refurbished bedrooms
  • Gym, Indoor pool, Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Broadband Internet in all rooms
  • Complimentary parking
  • Reduced rate of £99 (includes VAT) B&B, based on single occupancy
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Call for poster submissions

Present your work to the key decision makers and developers of technology in the automotive industry, with the opportunity to win great prizes (TBA).

PhD students will be given an opportunity to speak about their work for three minutes if they submit their abstracts before the 19th December 2014.

Submit 100-word abstract to:

  • Deadline 19th December 2014
  • Some posters may be invited to give a longer oral presentation Posters should be A1 portrait and self-printed

Continental Engineering Services UK, is a specialist automotive engineering consultancy, delivering product and project innovation to vehicle manufacturers and tier one suppliers in the global automotive industry. CES UK also manufacture electric drive systems from 25kW -170kW, delivering either off the shelf standalone electric machines or inverters for use in hybrid or electric vehicles, or developing, custom, value driven, turnkey solutions, to meet any full electric or hybrid application.

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Vocis is a British high-technology company that works with, and provides competitive advantage for, OEM’s and their suppliers around the globe. Vocis specialise in the development of transmission control systems for series production and low volume design, assembly and testing of novel powertrain concepts, particularly for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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To ensure that this event will be accessible to all, the cost to attend will be £100.00 for Delegates and £40.00 for Students/Apprentices. There is no reduced rate for attendance on one day only.

The informal Evening Networking Event will be £20.00 per Delegate including Students/Apprentices.

Please select from the options below

Industry/Academia with evening event

Industry/Academia without evening event

Student with evening event

Student without evening event

You will be directed to the Imperial College London website for payment.