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In-road electric vehicle charger

Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr
Limited liability company:
Industry Automotive industry[1]
Founded Berlin, Germany (1983)[1]
Founder(s) Prof. Dr. Hermann Appel
Headquarters Berlin, Germany
Number of locations 16 operations across Germany, several Subsidiaries
Area served Worldwide
Key people Kurt Blumenröder,
President, CEO;[2]
Michael Schubert,
President, CFO[2]
Dr. Rüdiger Goyk,
President, CHRO[2]
Services Powertrain, Electronics and Vehicle Development
Revenue 535 million Euro (2012)[1]
Employees 5,200 worldwide (2012)[1]

IAV GmbH, (German: Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr), abbreviated to IAV, is an engineering company in the automotive industry, designing products for powertrain, electronics and vehicle development. Founded in Berlin in 1983 by Prof. Dr. Hermann Appel as a university-affiliated research institute, the company employs over 5,000 members of staff,[1] and supplies automobile manufacturers, and component suppliers. In addition to development centres in Berlin, Chemnitz and Gifhorn, IAV operates at sites in France, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico and the USA.

Clients include the Volkswagen Group, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Fiat, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Porsche and Toyota.[3] Component manufacturer clients include Robert Bosch GmbH, Delphi, Continental AG and ZF Group.[3]


As of 2013 the shareholders of IAV GmbH were:[1]


IAV has the following worldwide subsidiary companies:[1]

  • Consulting4Drive GmbH, Berlin
  • IAV S.A.S.U. (France)
  • IAV Cars GmbH
  • IAV Rus, LLC (Russia)
  • IAV U.K. Ltd.
  • IAV Fahrzeugsicherheit GmbH & Co. KG, Gifhorn
  • TR Engineering powered by IAV GmbH, Neustadt/Weinstraße
  • IAV Automotive Engineering (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
  • IAV India Private Ltd.
  • IAV Japan Co. Ltd.
  • IAV Korea Co. Ltd.
North / South America
  • IAV Automotive Engineering Inc. (USA)
  • IAV do Brasil Ltda.
  • IAV Automotive Engineering de México

In-road electric vehicle charger

In 2009 the company submitted a patent for an electric vehicle recharger that is built into the road. The technology would allow electric vehicles to be charged as they drive over roads (including solar roadways) embedded with a recessed wireless recharging strip, using electromagnetic induction.[4]


External links

  • official international portal

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