Interviews Sep 01, 2017 ‘Combustion Engine Is Yet To Have Its Peak’ Continental is ready to go. The international automotive supplier, tyre manufacturer and industrial partner that provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions is approaching the most fundamental transformation in the history of vehicle drivetrain technologies in the next 15 years with confidence. Its attention is focused on two parallel efforts. The first is full value creation from the growing demand for the most efficient combustion engine technologies that also guarantee the lowest emissions. The second is to benefit from the prospective growth in environmentally friendly, electrified and fully electric drive systems. This is why Continental will spend an additional Euro 300 million on its business with electric drives alone by 2021. This step and additional plans are part of the company’s new global ‘Powertrain Strategy 2020+’.