Zero Emission for Longer Distances

AVL Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Solutions

Clean and efficient fuel cell technology for all challenges

Thanks to the accelerating rate of innovation in the automotive industry, there is a greater range of choices for the zero-emission powertrain of the future. One option that holds a great deal of potential is fuel cells. These generate electricity from hydrogen fuels efficiently, without combustion or emissions.

Our leading experience in developing and validating fuel cell systems covers everything from single cells and cell stacks to entire fuel cell systems (FCEV). When combined with our leading testing and simulation solutions it makes us the preferred partner for the future of hydrogen-powered propulsion.


AVL’s fuel cell expertise covers the end-to-end toolchain. It facilitates concept and feasibility studies, benchmarking and target setting to ensure competitiveness, optimized system integration and production engineering. Backed up by our fuel cell system validation and verification experience, it brings together cutting-edge methods and technologies that ensure reliability and system maturity. And it works fast, without sacrificing product quality or robustness.

Our model-based systems engineering approach frontloads development tasks early in the process. It reduces the need for hardware prototypes and promotes a right-first-time approach. Powerful data management tools manage, harmonize, automate and enrich data to support decision-relevant knowledge.

Operating at both detailed 3D and system levels, our simulation tools analyze the entire fuel cell, from cell and module level all the way up to system layout and BoP component design. They cover the entire virtual FCEV development process from vehicle to component level.

We support your market success with our highly dynamic fuel cell test platform, which includes a fully equipped virtual environment. We also offer patented fuel cell monitoring, comprehensive benchmarking and a detailed outline of market solutions.


Comprehensive experience for outstanding solutions

With our proven methods, global network of experts, deep component expertise and market insight, we address all aspects of fuel cell development. We can support you in a wide range of projects and applications. These include using a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) as a range extender for hybrid and BEVs and a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) for vehicle concepts.