Small Powertrain and Energy Systems Technology Conference

November 10-12, 2020 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

2020 Small Powertrain and Energy Systems Technology Conference Canceled

Due to concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SAE International has made the responsible decision to cancel the 2020 Small Powertrain and Energy Systems Technology Conference (SETC), originally scheduled for November 10-12, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Before making this decision, we extensively monitored and evaluated health directives from governmental and international health authorities, government- and corporate-imposed travel restrictions, and social distancing directives. We remain firmly committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our participants, attendees, partners and staff, and apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused.

Should you have individual or specific questions, please visit or contact SAE.

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
  • Micromobility

Our technical program is being meticulously developed by industry experts representing leading companies. Please check back soon for more information.