Category: testing

12th October 2021 | Silverstone

HORIBA MIRA Shakes Up EV Battery Development with UK’s First Large Battery ‘Shaker’ with Electrical and Thermal Cycling

Responding to soaring demand from the UK automotive industry for advanced battery safety testing, HORIBA MIRA has invested £1.5m in a new Large Climatic Vibration Laboratory and Battery Abuse Facility. Set to open in October, the new Large Climatic Vibration Laboratory is the UK’s first battery vibration test facility – or ‘shaker’ as it’s known…
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28th October 2020 0

High spec bidirectional power supply from MDL simplifies EV powertrain testing

The new Chroma 62000D series of bidirectional DC power supplies from MDL Technologies is ideal for high current testing of electric vehicle powertrain components. The series provide two-quadrant operation with both programmable DC output and regenerative DC loading within a single unit.   High power components that can be tested include bidirectional on-board chargers (BOBC),…
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24th July 2020 0

FEV BEGINS OPERATIONS AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST DEVELOPMENT AND TEST CENTER FOR HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERIES FOR PASSENGER AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

The development center (eDLP), which is located in the triangle between Halle, Dessau and Leipzig, includes state-of-the-art test technologies designed for all standardized and client-specific test requirements for high-voltage battery systems. In addition to enabling all developmental tests to be conducted in one place, the 350 kN shaker with climate hood provides another globally unique…
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30th June 2020 0

Right climate for battery testing – Unitemp

Electric vehicles are widely regarded as the future. But while bold targets are in place for the UK and the EU to transfer its transport fleet to electric propulsion by 2035 or 2040, there needs to be substantial evolution of the technology before we get there. MAHLE Powertrain is one of the companies at the…
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6th May 2020 0

Organic Battery Breakthrough Makes Lithium-Ion Batteries More Environmentally Friendly

York University researchers have discovered a way to make Lithium-powered batteries more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability and storage capacity. Their latest breakthrough is the creation of a new carbon-based organic molecule that can replace the cobalt now used in cathodes or positive electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. The new material addresses the shortcomings of…
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27th March 2020 0