Vehicle and powertrain engineering company FEV Group is set to finalise the commissioning of a state-of-the-art battery development and test centre (eDLP) in Germany.
The facility, for the electrical testing of modules and complete high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles, is due to be completed in Sandersdorf-Brehna, Saxony-Anhalt, during the third quarter of the year.
FEV says the facilities will cover every evaluation necessary for series production.
The 12,000m2 complex will include more than 54 climatic chambers with a combined test chamber volume of around 600m³ with an electrical output of 30,000kW.
It will also install systems for validating all (international) environmental and mechanical tests, as well as four bunkers, a fire hall for abuse tests, along with an associated disassembly and diagnosis workshop.
Professor Stefan Pischinger, president & CEO of the FEV Group, said: “All common test methods for batteries are covered— in life expectancy, environmental and transport tests, as well as crash safety for cells, modules and packs.”
The energy required to test components is provided almost entirely by power generated from renewable resources.