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.

Economic sectors

Automotive and mobility

And also

Aeronautics Space
Key figures

Key figures

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


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

+33 (0) 1 47 52 69 16

Email contact
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