AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation, testing and integration of powertrain systems (combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries, fuel cell and control technology) for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, and large engines. 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 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 engineering from lab prototype to pre-production samples of systems and stacks, a modelbased approach for quicker iteration cycles • Modular fuel cell systems and operating strategies with optimal durability and cost • Mechanical and electrical design and integration into defined packaging spaces • Cost engineering of every component to explore cost drivers and cost reduction possibilities, degradation modelling with state-of-the-art AVL proprietary code • Knowledge of latest systems through fuel cell benchmarking activities (eg Nexo and Mirai) • 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, make it a realistic option for reduced/zero emission technology demands. With our know-how and global network of experts, we are the ideal partner to support all your needs.

Contact information

Jon Caine, Department Leader Design, jon.caine@avl.com