Vehicle and Emissions Laboratory (VEL)

Located at Kangan Institute's Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Docklands, the Vehicle and Emissions Laboratory (VEL) is poised to revolutionise the automotive industry in Melbourne.

Comprising a control room, truck dynamometer, dynamic brake tester, all-wheel drive dynamometer, motorcycle dynamometer as well as an engine dynamometer under the one roof, the VEL is able to service a diverse range of clients, from research and development through to emissions testing and vocational training.

Why choose the VEL?

Are you a major automobile manufacturer requiring offsite pre-production testing and evaluation or a logistics fleet operator trialling bio fuel? Or perhaps you're an enthusiast building a project car or altering an exhaust system to evaluate the performance and fuel economy of a vehicle.

Contact us today and find out how we can help you:

  • test and evaluate emission standards.
  • measure and report emission compliance for tax rebates.
  • measure vehicle performance to confirm engine modifications.
  • recalibrate engine and or transmission tuning specifications for optimum performance and fuel economy.


The facility features four dynamometers and a vehicle brake tester used to test many aspects of vehicle dynamics in a controlled environment. A control room looks out and into each test area with state-of-the-art hardware designed to get the most accurate data from the testing facilities.

The dynamometers are dedicated test rigs for:

  • Vehicle Brake Testing
  • Motorcycles
  • All-wheel and two-wheel drive cars
  • Heavy vehicles
  • Engine testing
  • Emissions testing
  • Fuel consumption testing