Engineering of engines and chassis, and manufacture of technological demonstrators.


  • Thermal, electric and hybrid powertrains.
  • Suspension systems, structure and aerodynamics.
  • Small volume production runs.
  • High-performance vehicle preparation.
  • On track testing.
  • Challenges of the Automotive Industry
  • PPNMC abilities
  • PPNMC resources
  • The Added Value of the PPNMC

  • Weight reduction and use of new composite and ceramic materials.
  • Propulsion system efficiency, reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Use of alternative energy sources.
  • Aerodynamic improvements.
  • Noise reduction.
  • Communication tools equipped vehicles.
  • Faster renewal rates of models and their design.

  • Engineering, modelling, prototype production and testing.
  • Use of composite materials.
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Anti-vibration and vibro-acoustic tests.
  • Design and manufacture of high tech and complex engines.
  • Development of EV/hybrid technologies.
  • Electric drivetrain integration.
  • Man-machine interface, electronic systems, connectivity.
  • Homologation documents (UTAC,
  • IDIADA, Millbrook, Politecnico di Milano, Cranfield, etc.).
  • Technical translation services (FR/GB).

  • Design offices, supercomputers, computer simulation.
  • Exterior and interior vehicle design.
  • Foundry design office, 3D sand printing, aluminium and magnesium foundry.
  • Engine test beds and special purpose test benches.
  • Mechanical welding, machining and highpressure deburring workshops.
  • Wind tunnel 1/4 to 1 scale.
  • Use of tracks of the Circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours.

  • In-depth knowledge of the work methods of constructors, equipment manufacturers and homologation bodies.
  • A player in sustainable mobility (the Noao project).
  • Project management in joint developments, with centralised project control and the support of a network of industrial and academic partners.
  • Ability to develop complex projects at high speed.
  • Capability to manufacture single units (demonstrators) and small production runs (< 1000 units/year).
  • Competitive costs due to lean structures and shared equipment.
  • Compliance with the most stringent quality standards of the automotive world.