The growing shift towards electric and other forms of powertrains is being mirrored by changes in the services from test providers. The state of the market for EV powertrain testing could be seen as buoyant at the moment, as the automotive industry transitions from IC...
ViGem unveils new data logger
Measurement technology company ViGem has extended its CCA 9010 series of data loggers with the launch of its CCA 9010-50BE test bench system. It has been designed to enable the validation of ECUs and...
Hyundai puts the Ioniq 5 through its sub-zero paces
Hyundai Motor Company has shared details about the winter testing of its Ioniq 5 N at the Hyundai Mobis proving ground in Arjeplog in Sweden.
Allison now offers fuel cell and CNG testing
Allison Transmission has announced the availability of hydrogen fuel cell and compressed natural gas (CNG) testing at its Vehicle Electrification + Environmental Test Center. The company has completed the installation of two phases of hydrogen capabilities. Phase one provides the ability to safely detect and manage hydrogen gas or flames in a test cell as […]
Synergies in testing via the interaction of high-voltage measurement technology and NVH
The increasing complexity of products and components as well as rising demands on testing require new approaches, especially in the field of electromobility. It is necessary to place distributed, high-voltage safe and compact measurement technology for mobile use, or permanently installed in the test bench, with powerful data acquisition and analysis software directly at the […]
All-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre undergoes testing on the French Riviera
Over the past few months, Rolls-Royce’s Spectre testing and development engineers have shifted their focus from the extreme conditions of Arjeplog, Sweden, to the French Riviera. The Spectre will be driven a total of 625,000 km around the Cote d’Azur. The testing is split into two phases, beginning at the Autodrome de Miramas proving ground, […]
Operando test cell from EL-CELL
The PAT-Cell-Force is an operando test cell in EL-CELL’s PAT series for adjusting and measuring the mechanical force applied to a cell stack. Its wide range of forces makes it suitable for aprotic lithium-ion chemistries with liquid electrolytes as well as solid-state batteries. It allows the force on a cell stack to be set to […]
Battery Show Europe 2021
Peter Donaldson reports with highlights of this show, at which ways of containing thermal runaway were at the fore If there was one theme that shone out from conversations at the Battery Show
CSM launches split HV measurement modules for confined spaces
CSM has unveiled its latest measurement technology solution for electric and hybrid vehicles where installation space is limited. Called the HV Breakout Module (BM) Split system, it provides high-frequency measurement of current, voltage and power directly in HV power cables as well as busbars. The split design allow measurements at points where there is not […]
Feinmetall launches high-current contacts for battery testing and production
As currents produced by EV batteries get higher, the demands placed on the contacts in the systems used to check cell, module and general battery performance in testing and production are also increasing. High-performance contact probes are therefore growing in importance (writes Peter Donaldson). To that end, contacts manufacturer Feinmetall has launched a family of […]