Who is IAV?
IAV has been developing automotive innovations since forming in 1983. Founded in Germany, IAV now provides services across the globe. The company and its staff have a uniquely broad spectrum of expertise. IAV works with its clients from initial ideas to production, offering extensive knowledge ranging from the entire system right down to individual component details.
Throughout its history, IAV has developed and provided technologies and services to the automotive industry. Major accomplishments include the “Bi-Mot-Bus” a twin-engine city bus used 22 percent less fuel than comparable models that helped pave the way for future fuel efficient endeavors and partnering with Braunschweig University Technology in 2007, IAV built “Caroline,” a futuristic test vehicle that can maneuver its way through city traffic by itself.
North American Headquarters for IAV is in Northville, Michigan where they have installed four state of the art test cells supporting an end-to-end development process to reduce development time and increase project expertise and efficiency.
IAV employs over 5,500 people globally and 170 in North America and is the largest automotive engineering service provider in the world.
What does IAV supply to Elio Motors?
IAV is the engine designer for Elio Motors. They will design and develop the entire powertrain for the vehicle (engine, transmission, powertrain control system? Including performance, emissions, validation and endurance testing.
Why did Elio choose IAV?
Engine and powertrain engineering is at the heart of vehicles across the globe. As one of the leading development partners to the automotive industry, IAV offers a uniquely broad spectrum of expertise supported by more than 30 years of experience. IAV continues to develop innovations in driver assistance, lightweight construction and safety. They have a wide range of competencies, taking a project from the initial idea to mass production for sub-compacts to trucks and off-highway vehicles.