Vehicle Technology & Energy Centre

Driving innovation in Manitoba’s vehicle manufacturing industry

Manitoba’s presence as a major transportation hub is growing, and the Vehicle Technology & Energy Centre (VTEC) is fuelling that growth with the development of new on- and off-highway vehicle technologies.

VTEC puts Red River College Polytechnic researchers, staff, students and facilities to work for national and international manufacturers pursuing applied research in vehicle performance and development.

Our areas of focus include the use of renewable fuels, improving the fuel efficiency of fleets, and evaluating and demonstrating emerging technologies, with an emphasis on extreme weather conditions.


Applied Research

Testing, evaluating, and demonstrating current and emerging vehicle technologies.

Technical Services

Leveraging our expertise to test and evaluate components, systems, and vehicles.


Knowledge diffusion, reskilling and upskilling today’s as well as tomorrow’s workforce.

Innovation Expertise

Companies partner with us because of our expertise in:

  • Cold-weather and climatic testing
  • Emissions testing
  • Vehicle-related electronics and software
  • Energy conservation and alternatives
  • Light weighting / materials
  • Technology integration

We also work with industry in other areas that are important to them. If you have a project, talk to us about shaping a custom solution that meets your needs.


Industry Impact

We have a proven track record of success helping Manitoba’s transportation industry achieve its goals.

Find out more about the ways we can help you and your organization.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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