MAE awarded AWD 48-inch motor in middle dyno for the University of Alabama

MAE awarded AWD 48-inch motor in middle dyno for the University of Alabama

Mustang Advanced Engineering today announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply a new, state-of-the-art dynamometer systems to The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies (CAVT). Under the terms of the agreements, Mustang will supply a complete AWD 48″ Electric AC Motor in the Middle Chassis Dynamometer System.

The AWD 48″ Electric Motor in the Middle Chassis Dynamometer will be used to perform EPA certified testing according to Federal Test Procedure US06 as well as fuel systems performance testing, emissions systems research and road simulation of AWD and 2WD vehicles. This EPA compliant system features dual axle 48″ roll sets, each containing an integrated 315-hp AC electric motor and regenerative motor drive systems. The dynamometer is capable of testing AWD wheelbases ranging from 85″ to 150″ and is rated for vehicles with axle weights up to 6,000 lb., making it a very versatile dynamometer and allowing CAVT to test vehicles ranging from The Smart Car to HMMWV military vehicles.


“Mustang Advanced Engineering is excited to be working with such a prestigious institution as The University of Alabama and the folks at The Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies. We have a strong commitment at Mustang to work together with Universities and other similar research organizations to provide them with the advanced engine and vehicle test systems at a price that creates value for them and gives them the technology they need to complete in today’s global marketplace”, said Dave Ganzhorn, Mustang Vice President of Sales.

The Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies (CAVT) is a University of Alabama Research Center dedicated to the advancement of vehicle technology. Based on unique, interdisciplinary research and education programs, it strives to provide the vehicular industry with novel ideas, scientific consultation, as well as new generations of engineers and scientists formed in the latest technologies in this field. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the campus of the University of Alabama, it is at the heart of the automotive industry emergence in the United States Southeast region.

Mustang Advanced Engineering is a leading provider of comprehensive testing solutions for the development and testing of engines, powertrain systems and complete vehicles. Since its founding in 1975, Mustang has been a trusted source of expertise in measurement and testing technologies for the global industrial market. World-class product offerings, custom design support and technical assistance, backed by a dedicated factory customer service team have positioned MAE among the global leaders in providing advanced testing solutions.