Alternative Powertrain and Advanced Energy Ressources
The Nonroad Mobile Machinery (NRMM) industry is undergoing a seismic shift from internal combustion engines (ICE) to alternative powertrains akin to the transition to ICE which fuelled the Second Industrial Revolution. Today’s safe, sustainable and efficient ICEs took over a century to develop. Yet today’s climate change agreements such as the EU’s Green Deal, will require an equivalent sea-change in alternative powertrains in just decades. Achieving this speed and scale of transformation will require the alternative powertrain industry to learn from over 100 years of ICE innovation in everything from safety and sustainability standards to supply chains, manufacturing methods and business models.
With a pool of knowledge amassed from a membership of all major global ICE manufacturers across 30 years, EUROMOT is driving an unprecedented cross-fertilisation of innovations, skills, and standards from traditional to alternative powertrains. With working groups comprising manufacturers of powertrains for mobile and stationary machines across every part of the supply chain from powertrain to final machine we are building a green ecosystem combining knowledge and resources to rapidly decarbonise entire supply chains and sectors from agriculture and forestry to industrial manufacturing and electric utilities. This could enable traditional and alternative powertrain makers to join forces and pool resources, combining sustainable supply chains, manufacturing sites, materials and even fuel sources to accelerate cross-sector decarbonisation.
Having shaped a multitude of ICE standards to give Europe the world’s cleanest ICE-powered machinery, we are now shaping the legislation that will form a gateway to the EU Single Market and globally aligned gold standards for alternative powertrain manufacturers. EUROMOT has working groups pioneering regulations governing the safe storage, transportation, and use of advanced low- or zero carbon energy sources, electric applications such as batteries, hybrid, or fuel cell systems. EUROMOT also has a working group on sustainable replacement, re-use and recycling of NRMM components and material compliance related issues. Cumulatively, this will shape the future regulatory framework for battery and hydrogen power and propulsion. EUROMOT’s close connections to EU regulators and industry leaders offers invaluable information and influence to help manufacturers shape the alternative powertrain markets of the future and determine the optimal mix of future technologies from battery and hybrid electric to hydrogen fuel cells. As a diverse, industry-led organisation spanning small and large manufacturers of powertrains, we will strive to ensure open standards and balanced alternative powertrain regulation based on the broadest industry representation.
We are giving the powertrain industries of the present and the future a united voice to inform the public debate and influence the economic and policy landscape. Our members are perfectly positioned to create an industry-led cross-sector coalition for a sustainable society and economy.