Industry Solutions

Railway Technology Testing

Innovation on Track.

The market for battery- and hydrogen-powered trains is growing steadily, as many miles of track are not electrified. In addition, from a technology perspective, there is still much to be gained in terms of powertrain efficiency. While conventional rolling stock is either powered by electricity through overhead wires (catenary) or propelled by diesel engines, new but proven technologies are making their way onto the tracks. To support this market and technology growth, AVL has the right tools and solutions to best support development in these areas.

One of the biggest challenges in today's rolling stock market is to enable catenary-free operation without relying on internal combustion engine technology. While conventional trainsets and locomotives are powered by either overhead power lines or diesel fuel, battery and fuel cell powered trains are gaining traction in the rail market. To support the development and validation of these technologies, know-how transfer from the automotive industry is needed. This is where AVL comes in and enables this through our solutions.

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Inverter Testing Solutions

The inverter acts as the brain of the electrified powertrain and is quite complex to understand in terms of handling and behavior. Together with the battery and the traction drive, it forms the basis of the powertrain. In order to improve development time-to-market, efficiency, noise, and overall driving comfort, the inverter must be tested on a dedicated test system. Such an optimized test environment results in an efficient verification process and reduced time compared to testing the unit under test in a real-world prototype.

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Fuel Cell Testing Solutions

At AVL, we specialize in the development and testing of fuel cells—from single cells to complete systems. We combine individual measurement products into a testbed system and support you with mature methodologies and industrialized test solutions so that you can concentrate on challenging development tasks. The breadth and depth of our product portfolio allows us to serve both stationary and mobile applications, from automotive and marine to rail and aerospace.

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E-Motor Testing Solutions

We offer a complete portfolio of electric motor test systems for traction drives in the areas of performance, NVH, EMC and durability. Our solutions help you to improve existing traction drive systems, increase their efficiency and enable highest performance - while maintaining the highest quality standards. → Learn more

Testbed Automation with AVL PUMA 2™

Our automation system helps you increase efficiency by allowing you to prepare all test tasks in the office. In addition, you can easily share parameters and data across different testbed types and configurations. Powerful, state-of-the-art interface technologies enable standardized instrument integration. Our customized solution is characterized by state-of-the-art usability and intuitive operation, and offers unique functionalities to accelerate the development of electric motors. → Learn more

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Using existing know-how and technologies of the automotive industry, and applying them in railway applications is the way to go forward. Our solutions are cut out for your challenges.”

– Sascha Heinecke, Director Sales Industry Solutions, AVL List GmbH

Advanced Measurement Technologies

The use of hydrogen (H2) or compressed natural gas as an energy carrier plays an important role in decarbonizing our mobility and transportation on a global scale. With decades of experience and leadership in consumption measurement of conventional liquid fuels, we have added another industrialized solution to the AVL portfolio for testbed applications.

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Battery Test and Emulation Products

The increasing demand for electrified powertrains requires flexible and future-proof equipment to cover a range of battery voltage, current and power classes. Our AVL E-STORAGE and CELL TESTER portfolio offers a wide range of different instruments that can be combined for maximum flexibility. All equipment is state of the art.

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E-Motor Testing Solutions

AVL has a wide portfolio consisting of dedicated e-motor test systems, software, tools, and processes to test and validate these modern e-drive systems in shortest time and with highest quality standards.

Inverter Testing Solutions

The inverter is very complex, and its behavior and handling influence the driving experience significantly. It needs to be tested and developed without further influences of other components. Learn more about our test system (TS) for inverter. 

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Battery Testing Solutions

For battery (module/pack) testing, we offer complete test systems, stand-alone equipment, or even entire turnkey test labs.

FuelCell Test Systems
AVL Fuel Cell Test Systems

In the search for green and sustainable mobility, AVL has addressed the challenges of developing and validating automotive fuel cell systems – from a single cell up to complete systems for various applications. 

AVL E-Mobility Testing Solutions – Brochure

Tested and Trusted.

AVL Battery Testing Solutions – Brochure

Learn more about our holistic battery testing portfolio and solutions.

AVL Inverter Testing Solutions – Brochure

Full test coverage for drive inverters makes the difference in power electronics testing.

AVL SPECTRA™ Universal Inverter – Solution Sheet

Versatile testing device for future-proof e-motor and inverter development.


AVL’s comprehensive worldwide network of experts allows best customer vicinity, ensuring consistent and connecting testing fields globally. Wherever your R&D challenges take you, we are always close at hand, ready to provide the service you need.

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> 70

years of experience.

> 5000

employees worldwide for testing solutions.

> 30

countries covered by the global network.

> 7000

testbeds installed worldwide.

> 80

turnkey projects realized.

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EcoVision Award
AVL received the Global EcoVision Award for achievements in Hungary

AVL List GmbH received the Global EcoVision Award from WKÖ in the presence of Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer, Federal Minister Martin Kocher, and WKÖ President Harald Mahrer for the achievements in Hungary.

AVL at the 44th Vienna Motor Symposium
AVL at the 44th Vienna Motor Symposium

What kind of cars will we be driving in the future? These and other exciting questions around the topic of "Future Mobility" were addressed by more than 1,000 participants from 25 countries at the international 44th Vienna Motor Symposium. The tenor: Future automobiles will be CO2-neutral.

Honorary Citizenship Helmut List
Helmut List Awarded Honorary Citizen of the City of Graz

For his services, Prof. Helmut List was today awarded honorary citizenship of the city of Graz.

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AVL Records Growth of 18 Percent and Continues to Invest in New and Sustainable Mobility Solutions

AVL generated 1.86 billion Euros in turnover last year – Eleven percent flows into research and development – 60 percent of the turnover is already generated by new technologies.

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