The IAAPS propulsion cells are highly dynamic, high speed capable dynamometer facilities to deliver research around the complexity of hybrid propulsion optimisation and support the transition to increased electrification and autonomous vehicles. In total, we will have seven propulsion cells. This highly flexible suite of cells has a capability ranging from the highest rated cell at 750kW to the smallest capacity cell at 150kW. Our electric motor capability offers speeds of up to 30,000 rpm with configurable bi-directional battery emulation up to 500kW per cell at a maximum of 1100 volts and full transient electrical power measurement. Our largest propulsion cell will be equipped to handle a 750kW engine, this will give us the capability to work on the leading high-performance IC engines together with the flexibility to develop the high torque engine technology seen in heavy duty and off highway vehicles.

Representative photo of a propulsion research cell
Representative photo of a propulsion research cell