Automotive Research Association of India
Research Institute of the Automotive Industry with the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India
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Vehicle Evaluation

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Introduction
The Vehicle Evaluation Laboratory (VEL) of ARAI has been operational since 1980 and has since been offering exemplary services to  the Indian automobile industry for over three decades. The Department has grown keeping pace with dynamism in test and certification activity as well as introduction of stringent norms, and is now emerged as a pioneer in the field of vehicle testing  and certification. The department is  equipped with sophisticated state-of-the-art test equipment, has developed technical expertise, skilled manpower, thereby winning the confidence of all our esteemed customers.

VEL known as the “ Laboratory on Wheels ” is engaged in field testing of wide spectrum of vehicles  ranging from 2-wheelers to HCVs,  Construction Equipment Vehicles,  Agricultural tractors, as well as alternate fuelled vehicles viz. CNG / LPG / Battery Operated vehicles, in accordance with Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 (as amended up-to-date).

VEL  also undertakes developmental trials as per various national / international standards viz. FMVSS, ADR, NZS, ECE, ISO, JASIC, etc for national and overseas clients.

To facilitate time-bound and quality service, testing activity is also undertaken at manufacturers’ premises in India or abroad.

All the certification services offered by VEL are NABL accredited.