Spanish testing specialists Applus+ Idiada has announced it will operate Jaguar Land Rover’s Brazilian emissions test laboratory in Itatiaia in the state of Rio De Janeiro.
The facility is dedicated to tailpipe and evaporative emission testing as well as homologation for flex-fuel, gasoline, diesel and hybrid vehicles. In addition, the company said testing and homologation of energy consumption and range estimation for electric vehicles is also possible.
The laboratory is composed of an Exhaust Emission Test Cell capable of performing exhaust gas analysis, particulate matter and particle number measurement, as well as a Fuel System Facility containing a Variable Volume and Temperature Sealed Housing for Evaporative Emission Determination (VV/VT SHED). Moreover, specific electric measurement devices allow testing of hybrid and electric vehicle configurations.
According to Idiada, the facility is the only laboratory in Brazil currently capable of providing support on L7 regulation projects involving Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) requirements.