FPT Industrial is participating in VISION-xEV, a project which contributes to the advancement of all kinds of future electrified powertrain systems. With the support of 14 partners and a total budget of € 3.9 million, VISION-xEV is funded by the European Commission as part of the European Green Vehicles Initiative, under the Horizon 2020 program.
The European automotive industry is facing major challenges, such as the CO2 emission target of 95g/km in 2020 and the further reduction of emission limits after 2025. Electrification and hybridization of powertrains are paramount to this scenario, even though they increase complexity in the development and integration of the vehicle’s architecture. The goal of VISION-xEV is to tackle these challenges by encouraging the collaboration of this group of automotive manufacturers, technology providers and research institutions.
For FPT Industrial, the project contributes to innovation activities of its Research and Development center in Arbon, Switzerland. One of its seven R&D locations, this is the Brand’s excellence hub for advanced technologies, where the Common Rail technology and the HI-eSCR(High Efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction system) were developed.
The VISION-xEV project further reaffirms FPT Industrial’s position in the market as a multi-power solutions provider. As a pioneer in major breakthroughs and extensive knowledge of the market trends, FPT Industrial understands that there is not a single solution viable for all markets. To this end, last year, the Brand launched its e-Powertrain organization, a team entirely dedicated to the development of electric powertrain solutions.