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Description: AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries, fuel cell and control technology) for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle.

The company has decades of experience in the development and optimization of powertrain systems for all industries. As a global technology leader, AVL provides complete and integrated development environments, measurement, and test systems as well as state-of-the-art simulation methods.

Products and/or services: PEMFC technology has many traits that make it a potential alternative to diesel as a main propulsion. For example, it offers high efficiency, durability, low powertrain weight, zero emission, low NVH and ultimately has a comparable TCO with green hydrogen.On the other hand, SOFC technology is ideal as base load or even as a range extender for buses and light- or medium-duty vehicles. The advantage of SOFC lies in its potential to bridge a world where hydrogen is not widely available as a fuel, as well as its high operating efficiency. With decades of powertrain development and electrification experience – as well as broad fuel cell know-how – at AVL we can deliver customized technologies and services. These include:

  • Full cell development engineering services from lab prototype to pre-production samples of fuel cell systems and stacks
  • A model-based approach for quicker iteration cycles
  • Modular fuel cell systems and operating strategies with optimal durability and cost
  • Degradation modelling with state-of-the-art AVL proprietary code
  • Mechanical design and integration into defined packaging spaces
  • Cost engineering of every component to explore cost drivers and cost reduction possibilities
  • Knowledge of latest systems through our fuel cell system benchmarking activities (Nexo and Mirai available)
  • Electric and Electronic (E/E) integration
  • FMEA, Safety Concept, functional safety, requirements management, risk and hazard analysis, technology consulting, and much more

Furthermore, our own fuel-cell testing infrastructure is here to help you with your design and validation activities. We can provide you with modular system test performance which meets the high power demands from the commercial vehicle industry. Our extensive experience with the technology, its application and the environment in which it operates, make it a realistic option for reduced/zero emission technology demands. In addition, with our know-how and global network of experts, we are the ideal partner to support you with your implementation needs.

Notable achievements to date:

  • 180 dedicated Fuel Cell Engineers at 3 Fuel Cell Tech Centres, 3 application centres in the UK
  • 18 years experience in Fuel Cells
  • Simulation engineering and test services
  • PEM and SOFC experience
  • Over 160 Completed Projects including 14 PC automotive OEMs and 8 CV OEMs

For more information, please contact: Jon Caine, Department Leader Design,

Department Leader Design,