FEV Welcomes U.S. Secretary of Energy to Experience Cutting-Edge Electrification Projects
Auburn Hills, Michigan, August 2021 – FEV, a leading global provider of vehicle and powertrain development services, hosted United States Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, and Michigan Congresswoman, Haley Stevens, to showcase FEV’s role in developing the sustainable mobility solutions of the future.
On the day that President Biden’s administration announced a new national target for electric vehicles to comprise 50% of sales by 2030, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, visited FEV North America for a first-hand look at the exciting technology enabling this rapid transition. The stop was one of three the Secretary made while touring the supplier-dense region of Southeast Michigan—a state she governed from 2003 to 2011. Secretary Granholm was joined by Michigan Congresswoman, Haley Stevens, and several staff members. Local Oakland County Commissioner, David Woodward, was also in attendance.
During the visit, attendees were treated to an inside look at some of FEV’s state-of-the-art test facilities for electrified vehicles and components. Visitors were also provided a glimpse at the fruits of several of the company’s strategic partnerships. Demonstrations were arranged to display the range of FEV’s capabilities from propulsion system to complete vehicle development, and cover the spectrum of on-road vehicles, from a single-seat three-wheeled electric city vehicle to a hybrid renewable natural gas (RNG) Class 8 truck. Displays were also provided to highlight facility investments FEV has made to stay on the cutting edge, as well as collaboration with local universities to develop the engineers and leaders of tomorrow.
“It was an honor to host Secretary Granholm, and to showcase the exciting work our team is doing to make sustainable transportation a reality,” said Patrick Hupperich, president and CEO of FEV North America.
FEV’s activities cover full vehicle development from initial concept through production, including software and propulsion system development, along with vehicle engineering. Their engineering capabilities span the entire mobility ecosystem, including all on-road applications, in addition to rail, marine, aerospace, agriculture, construction, mining, and industrial applications.
“FEV is proud to be a trusted engineering partner for organizations throughout the mobility sector as they develop their future products and refine current offerings.” said Stefan Pischinger, CEO of FEV Group. “This visit serves as recognition that we are living out our mission to be a global partner for the development of sustainable mobility and energy solutions.”
Impressions of the visit are also available as a video: SoE Granholm visit on YouTube
FEV is a leading international, independent service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development. The service portfolio also includes tailor-made test benches and measurement technology as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation. For defossilization of the entire energy value chain, FEV offers energy management and infrastructure solutions from a single source, which intelligently link and holistically optimize power and heat generation, mobility, and industry. The FEV Group currently employs 6500 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.