Emission and Energy Certification Testing

Comprehensive solutions for emission and energy certification testing.

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A wide variety of vehicles are on the road today:

  • Pure internal combustion engine (ICE) or hybrid engine vehicles
  • Vehicles that use fossil fuels, biofuels, CO2 neutral e-fuels or carbon-free fuels
  • Pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs)

Regardless of the type of vehicle, they all share the same roads and the same traffic. All must provide proof of their compliance with the same legal requirements.

Climate change, global legislation of pollutant- and CO2 emissions, and electric energy consumption pose major challenges for the automotive industry, requiring the development of new and improved propulsion technologies along with significantly increased testing and measurement complexity.

The upcoming Euro 7 will be the world’s first emissions legislation that covers a wide range of environmental impacts from all vehicle types, ranging from pure ICE to BEV. This will result in further development and testing challenges, such as a broader range of environmental and driving conditions, new pollutants and a longer service life. All of these changes will lead to more extensive testing and simulation work.

The ability to demonstrate compliance with the vehicle emissions and energy legislation requires state-of-the-art test solutions, a new generation of portable measurement systems for testing in real-world driving conditions, as well as totally new methodology for developing propulsion systems and vehicles that meet these new standards.

AVL provides excellent solutions and support in all of these areas.


The AVL Vehicle Chassis Dyno TS™ Emissions Certification includes everything that is required for light-duty emissions certification, such as load systems, emissions measurement systems, vehicle fans and climate control of the testbed, as well as automation systems. Our test system covers all global regulatory requirements and offers the necessary flexibility to be adapted to your specific development work.

AVL’s testing systems provide reliable data quality with secure and traceable data flow. The workflow management system allows for easy tracking of the complex certification process and ensures that you can easily provide proof of compliance at any time.

AVL has pioneered the road-to-lab solution, which brings the road into all test cell types: from  chassis dyno, to powertrain, to engine. This makes achieving emissions compliance easier and more effective.

Chassis Dyno Emission Testbed

Our global infrastructure and network of experts give us a universal understanding of global emissions trends. This enables us to cater to current requirements and support you in preparing for future legislation. AVL Engine TS™ Emissions Certification HD is our custom engine test system for validating heavy-duty off-road and on-road engines to assist with exhaust emissions compliance.

Our testing system includes the full range of relevant engine media conditioning systems as well as instrumentation for measuring fuel consumption. Measuring devices for both gaseous and particulate emissions are also included, ensuring that you have everything you need to meet your goals.

Our system features an industry-standard test automation system and test application software to ensure compliance with regulatory testing, post-processing and reporting requirements.

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Powertrain Emission Testbed with Service Engineer

Professional support for our project services is guaranteed from the very start of the project to handover and system usage. With our full range of customer, training, start-up and application support services, we can help you maximize the return on your investment.

Learn more about the portfolio of AVL solutions
PEMS for Particle Number Measurement

The device is AVL’s all-in-one solution for RDE/ISC requirements. It ensures precise and reproducible emission measurements under real driving conditions. 


Portable on-board soot and PM measurement device.

Test System Automation
Test System Automation

Flexible test automation solutions for virtual and real-world environments

AVL SlimLine™ Dilution Systems
AVL SlimLine™ Dilution Systems

The new benchmark for full-flow diluted emission testing is designed to take up much less space than conventional system cabinets and is built to use less energy.

Heavy Duty Emissions
Electric Dynos and Drives

The heart of any automotive development and testing infrastructure is the testbed. At AVL our dynamometers and load systems represent the culmination of seven decades of automotive know-how and excellence.

Customer Services
Customer Services for Testing Solutions

The AVL Customer Services organization consists of more than 700 service- and application engineers worldwide, operating from more than 50 locations. Our global footprint is your local benefit.

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Hybrid and Engine Testing

AVL’s hybrid and engine test systems are highly flexible development environments for testing internal combustion engines and their hybrid components.

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Evaporative Emission Testing

Learn more about our holistic product portfolio for evaporative emission testing of vehicles and components.

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Emission Analysis and Measurement

To meet the requirements for better air quality, industry must continue to improve the performance of traditional powertrains, as well as accelerate powertrain electrification. 

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AVL iGEM 2™ Test Automation

AVL iGEM 2™ is our cutting-edge test automation solution for your energy and emission testing needs. It delivers high-quality data for certification and R&D testing.

AVL Vehicle TS™ for Hybrid/ICE

The test system is an integral part to support and manage the complex vehicle development, system optimization, validation and calibration task during the later stage of the development process.

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Future ICE Solutions

Discover our Engineering, Simulation, and Testing solutions tailored to create a cleaner and greener world of mobility.

AVL is a member of all relevant rule-making groups like the UN-ECE GRPE, the ISO advisory group on vehicle emission standards for Euro 7, and US and China legislation.

Our emissions knowledge, expertise and compliance with all global legislation is well established. Many known legal authorities trust in our emissions testing systems.

Over the last 70 years we have gained the experience necessary to provide you with the best possible support for your emissions reduction objectives. Having everything under one roof not only ensures smooth and optimized project execution, but also brings you substantial savings.

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> 70

years of emission measurement expertice

> 4,000

globally installed emission test systems


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Insights and Interpretation Into the Latest EU7 Standards

WEBINAR - The upcoming European vehicle emission standards Euro 7 publication by the European Commission will outline testing and certification updates which will need to be addressed when developing future propulsion solutions.

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A Guide to Vehicle Emissions and Energy Testing

In this webinar, Kurt Engeljehringer shares details of AVL’s free Emission and Energy Testing Handbook, which aims to help engineers understand and navigate this complex topic.

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