Applus+ IDIADA is a leading powertrain engineering & testing provider to the automotive industry, offering an extensive range of vehicle powertrain development products and services.

With 30 years’ experience, 15 of them in electric & hybrid powertrains, IDIADA has an international team of around 250 professionals and modern testing facilities distributed among our business units in Spain, Brazil, China, and the USA.

Our specialists support clients with powertrain projects throughout the whole development process. IDIADA’s portfolio is divided into the following services:


Complete benchmarking programmes adapted to any powertrain technology, including HEV, PHEV, BEV, and FCEV at vehicle and system level.

Virtual development

From concept design through detailed design, system integration to virtual calibration and validation, IDIADA integrates its virtual tools in all vehicle development phases.

Functional development

IDIADA’s powertrain engineers cover all functional development aspects, such as controls design & validation, energy management, thermal management & climate systems and electrical safety management.

Testing and validation

We provide solutions to energy management, efficiency, driving performance, safety, durability and homologation assessment. At IDIADA, we offer a one-stop shop approach for objective, subjective and functional performance assessments. In addition, we also manage the definition of validation plans to meet customer and legal requirements for any current powertrain technology, and for any market.

Laboratory testing

Our state-of-the-art testing facilities enable us to undertake comprehensive testing and validation projects for our clients worldwide.

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