Electric Dynos and Drives

A range of solutions for every use case.
Heavy Duty Emissions

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.
Robust, accurate and versatile, we have dynamometers for every type of application. With power ranges from 10 kW to 140,000 kW they are suited to everything from small off-road engines to large 2-stroke ship engines. 
From the testing of combustion engines and their components to complete powertrain and testing of the electrified powertrain as well as the main components used for electrification, our testbed offering is comprehensive and dynamic. Ideal for powertrain testing tasks such as R&D, calibration, heavy-duty engine certification and EoL. 

Testing and development practices must support OEMs in meeting global legislation and market demands for greater efficiency, performance and reduced emissions. Whatever the configuration or size of the powertrain – whether battery-electric, mild hybrid, fuel cell or otherwise – the dynamometer must underpin the very best development architecture. This means enabling our customer to keep pace with a rapidly evolving industry, enabling reactive as well as proactive product development that pushes innovation. All of our products put the user and their needs first. Designed for a long lifetime of reliable use, they are built with the future in mind. 

AVL Spectra Wheel Dyno

These kinds of superior dynamometers are just what AVL delivers, for a range of applications and market sectors. Our product portfolio includes Eddy Current Load Systems, AC Induction Load Systems, AC Permanent Magnet Synchronous Load Systems (PM Motors) and Hydraulic Load Systems. By using Rotor Flux Vector Control Technology our dynamometers ensure highly dynamic and efficient performance. In case of special noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) demands, highest speed demands or setups that feature original exhaust systems, we cover every need and eventuality.

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Dyno Spectra TB

AVL dynamometers are built on seven decades of know-how from a global network of experts. Compact, robust and with a maintenance-friendly design, there have been thousands of installations around the world.
Our simulation expertise supports complete mechanical setup that fits into your existing architecture with only minimal disruption. Furthermore, our global support network ensures that we’re here to help whenever you need us. Additionally, our load systems offer a range of benefits. Features include:

  • An energy recovery system that saves energy costs in the testing field
  • Rotor Flux Vector Control Technology to ensure a high dynamic and accurate operation
  • Interfaces according to common standards in the automotive industry.
  • State of the art highly reliable safety functions
  • Common DC Bus solutions
Solution Sheet AVL SPECTRA™ Universal Inverter

Universal inverter system for modern e-drive development and testing.

AVL SPECTRA™ E-Motor Dyno – Solution Sheet

High-dynamic load system for e-motor testing with unprecedented control quality.

AVL SPECTRA™ Wheel Dyno – Solution Sheet

Our highly dynamic load system helps you test your powertrain:


The SPECTRA converter system is a modular silicon carbide (SiC) converter able to control wheel dynos at unprecedented levels of control accuracy and dynamics thus helping you to test your powertrain with...

SPECTRA - E-Motor Dyno

High-dynamic load system for e-motor testing with unprecedented control quality.

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AVL SPECTRA™ Universal Inverter

Versatile and easy-to-use inverter emulator improves your e-motor and inverter development and testing processes.



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