German testing firm TÜV SÜD is set to invest $44 million in a state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion battery testing facility in Michigan, US.
The 80,000-square foot facility will provide EV battery, environmental, EMC/wireless, electrical safety testing and homologation services to the automotive and transportation market.
The new facility is scheduled for completion in Q1 2023.
The firm’s electric vehicle lithium-ion battery testing and certification services ensures batteries, cells, chargers and electrical components for use in automotive applications meet global safety requirements for all major manufacturer and industry certifications quickly.
Testing includes: full environmental capabilities; altitude simulation; shock and vibration; vibration with environmental (including humidity), battery abuse testing; life cycle testing; calendar life testing, and more.