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EU PSES 2022 Speaker

Julian Fieres

  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Vice President Transformation, Strategy, Sustainability & Digitalization
  • Biography

Julian Fieres studied management but always loved technology equally as much and is now working towards a vision for zero emissions to leave a better planet for the next generation. He is the Vice President of Transformation, Strategy, Sustainability & Digitalization at the Division Electrified Powertrain at the ZF Group. This includes the areas of strategy, M&A, product planning, digitalization and sustainability. With a revenue of €10 billion and around 30,000 employees at Division E, his team and he strive to make an impact for a more affordable and more sustainable mobility of tomorrow every day.

  • Presentation

Future E-Drive Technologies and the Race for SiC

Transforming our vehicles and infrastructure into a more sustainable future mobility is the task of our generation. Given the 27% share of the transport industry in total greenhouse gas emissions – The electrification of this industry is be a key lever in reducing emissions and tackling climate change. As electric vehicles are taking a growing share of the global market, innovations in vehicle drivetrains are required to further increase efficiency and reduce the ecological impact of BEVS. Semiconductors, Power Modules and Inverters are key innovation and cost drivers in future electric drivetrains and thus center stage for players along the entire value chain, from crystal to vehicle. Here, Siliconcarbide dies, dedicated new module architectures and software defined e-drives are the next horizon for innovation and efficiency. In my talk, I will thus focus on the adoption of SiC in electric vehicles as well as the chances and risks this brings to all players along the value chain.

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  • Company Profile

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

With some 157,500 employees worldwide, ZF reported sales of €38.3 billion in fiscal 2021. The company operates 188 production locations in 31 countries.

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Corporate Headquarters / ZF Forum
Löwentaler Straße 20
88046 Friedrichshafen

Phone: +49 7541 77 – 0

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