Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie

CARNOT IFPEN Transports Energie

The IFPEN Transports-Energie Carnot Institute is a leading research and innovation player in the field of sustainable mobility. It provides its industrial partners with innovative and competitive products and services in three areas: electric mobility, connected mobility and mobility with a low environmental impact. Within IFP Energies nouvelles, it addresses current mobility challenges: the evolution of usages hinged around digitalization, improved energy efficiency, energy diversification and pollution reduction.

Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent) 279
PhD Students 31
Global budget 38,5 M€
Partnership incomes with industry 15 M€


institut Carnot
IFPEN Transports Energie
1 & 4 avenue de Bois Préau
92852 Rueil Malmaison

tel : +33 (0)1 47 52 69 16

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Parent institutions

Parent institutions


Let's innovate together a more sustainable mobility


Innovative solutions addressing market needs:

  • Electric powertrain systems for optimal energy efficiency of vehicles
  • Web services to reduce the environmental footprint associated with mobility and improve air quality
  • IC engine systems incorporating low-carbon fuels in order to reduce the carbon footprint and pollutant emissions
  • Mobile or stationary systems for energy production and storage and thermal energy recovery for transport or lowpower facilities

High-performance experimental resources and digital tools resulting in innovations with reduced costs and development times

A proactive industrial protection policy


  • Close ties with industry: from start-ups, micro-companies, SMEs and
    intermediate-sized companies to major French and international industrial groups
  • A strong commitment within competitiveness clusters (NextMove, CARA, ASTech, etc.)
  • Pooled and targeted action within the context of Carnot “industrial sector” projects: coordinator of Carnauto for the automobile sector and partner of Aircar for the aviation sector
  • Synergy with networks of academic partners and R&D laboratories with an international influence
  • Active participation in European bodies representing research and industry (EARPA, ERTRAC, EGVIA, POLIS)

Target Markets

  • Automobile including trucks and Off-road
  • Urban mobility
  • Aviation
  • Energy
  • Waterway, maritime
  • Rail


Support for industrial sectors, covering a very broad range of technological readiness levels (TRL 2 to 9)

Transfer of our R&D results via:

  • joint product development with licensing out operations
  • strategic partnerships
  • collaborative research contracts

An innovation support policy, aimed particularly at micro-companies, SMEs and intermediate-sized companies

Cutting-edge expertise and skills

  • 3D modeling, advanced diagnostics and understanding of combustion
  • New IC engines and vehicle integration
  • Engine/fuel compatibility and alternative fuels
  • Pollutant analysis and after-treatment systems
  • New electric motors and electronic control and power systems
  • Electricity storage and production systems
  • Powertrain and vehicle system simulation
  • Control strategies and real-time simulation
  • Driving assistance and vehicle fleet management
  • Signal processing
  • Optimization algorithms, data sciences