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Organisation Introduction

Applus+ IDIADA is a global partner to the automotive industry with over 30 years’ experience supporting its clients in product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services.

IDIADA’s success in product development is built on a unique blend of highly experienced engineers, state-of-the-art test and development facilities and the constant drive towards innovation. The company has 2.850 professionals and an international network of 56 subsidiaries and branch offices in 22 countries, ensuring its clients receive fast, customized solutions.

IDIADA provides comprehensive design, engineering, and validation services for vehicle development projects.

IDIADA has the most comprehensive proving grounds in Europe and Asia, located in Spain and China. Both facilities offer a wide variety of test tracks with the highest standards of safety and confidentiality.

IDIADA offers homologation services in accordance with all European EC and ECE Regulations. IDIADA is also accredited for Australia, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia.


As an innovation leader, IDIADA has extensive experience in the execution of research and development activities in international projects. Innovation is one of the core tenets of IDIADA, and the continuous improvement and development of techniques is required to achieve the levels of excellence required by our clients.

For these reasons, the participation of IDIADA in the ZEFES project is an extension of our vision, as it will provide the environment required to develop new techniques and processes related to the use of Fuel Cells and Batteries in the Heavy-Duty sector. The close collaboration with OEMs, equipment manufacturers and logistic providers will ensure the development of effective and impactful techniques.

What in ZEFES?

IDIADA will lead the development of models for modular and flexible powertrain systems, involving Fuel Cells and Batteries, using the vehicles of the different use cases as models. IDIADA will also determine the legal and administrative requirements to execute the use cases in the different countries. IDIADA will also lead the conformance testing of the Megawatt Charging Stations. IDIADA will also lead the adaptation and implementation of powertrain components for next generation battery electric trucks/tractors. IDIADA will also coordinate the deployment of the vehicles involved in the use cases.

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“The ZEFES project will help IDIADA develop a novel set of tools and methodologies related to the use of Fuel Cells and Batteries in the Heavy-Duty sector and will provide the necessary framework to ease the transition onto these new methods of propulsion.”

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