The Institute of Powertrains and Automotive Technology is organizationally integrated into the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management Sciences of the Vienna University of Technology. The Institute has established itself as a Scientific Center for research and development of alternative powertrains and fuels. The modern equipment of the Institute enables research and teaching at the highest level.

The range of services includes research and development on the complete vehicle with a focus on the powertrain. Intensive contacts to industry, partner universities, ministries, associations and research unions allow on the one hand basic research, close to industry, and on the other hand a university education at the highest level.

The Institute’s fields of activity are the development of innovative exhaust gas aftertreatment for Euro 7 and following, alternative fuels on biogenic and especially sustainable synthetic basis as well as the research and development of alternative powertrains with batteries, e-motors with efficient cooling as well as fuel cells and associated hydrogen tank systems as an essential focus area.

Trend analyses and emission forecasts including extended life cycle assessments (LCA) are also carried out on a broad scale. In addition the economic aspect of the vehicle-specific value chain is covered with studies on potential assessments and technology evaluations.