Small Powertrain and Energy Systems Technology Conference

November 10-12, 2020 Minneapolis, Minnesota SAE International 3 Day Conference

Discover New and Emerging Small Powertain Technologies


The Small Powertrain and Energy Systems Technology Conference (SETC) returns to the Midwest of the United States, the birthplace of SETC – which first began back in 1989 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This year’s event brings with it a new name, one which better defines the subjects covered.

Interact with small powertrain makers from the US, Asia, and Europe to learn how they are applying emerging technologies, and what has been achieved to date. Discussions will surround the most promising new technologies related to powertrain design, fuels, lubricants, combustion, new energy systems, environmental impacts, and emissions control for the small powertrain segment.

Join 300+ technical experts and business leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for two and a half days of interactive learning, thought leadership, and technological innovation. Explore the latest in small powertrain systems technology—fuels, energy sources, environmental impacts, components, materials, and more—from SAE International, the leader in connecting and educating engineers.

A state-of-the-art technical program will provide insight and solutions to the challenges of small powertrain development such as engine and motor performance, fuel economy, engine efficiency, and reduced emissions.

Technology Trends Covered:
Combustion Engines
Energy Sources (Hybrid/Electric, Fuel Cells, and Solar Cells)
Vehicle Components and Fuel Supply Systems
Fuels, Lubricants and Tribology
Measurement and Simulation
Noise, Vibration, and Harshness
Vehicle Technologies – dynamics, handling, drivability, safety, human factors, ergonomics
Environmental Impacts and Emissions
Materials and Materials Processing

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