FEV was founded in 1978 as a privately held company by Prof. Franz Pischinger who, at the time, headed the Institute for Applied Thermodynamics at the Technical University of Aachen. FEV has grown into a leading independent international service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behaviour and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development.
The service portfolio is completed by tailor-made test benches and measurement technology, as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group currently employs 6300 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.
Global Benchmark Centers:
Detroit, Aachen, Beijing, Pune
Deep technical assessment of latest technologies
FEV benchmark and technical centers are equiped with a wide range of test facilities and teardown workshops. The performance of new vehicles and systems which come into the market is measured and analyzed on multiple aspects like efficiency, operating behavior, acoustics and other specific functions. Teardown and cost studies show details on the product design and cost structure. During workshops with our customers, we identify new design and cost reduction ideas and look for new product opportunities.
FEV powertrain benchmarking
With more than 25 years of experience
FEV has a long history and deep knowhow within powertrain benchmarking. Starting from conventional powertrain testing on combustion engines and transmissions, FEV established development and benchmarking capabilities on electrified drivetrains and fuel cell systems. A wide range of HV batteries, electric drive units, powerelectronics and fuel cells has been analyzed. The deep technical results of our benchmark studies help FEV and its clients to develop cutting edge future powertrain solutions.
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