Horiba MIRA to construct new advanced battery development suite

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Horiba MIRA is to open an advanced battery development suite at an investment of £2m (€2.6m). The 2,000ft² facility is currently under construction with completion scheduled for the end of 2017.

It will house equipment enabling complete battery pack testing, simulated battery pack testing, integration testing and the development of powertrain and battery packs at system level including EMC characterization.

It is specially designed for testing of high voltage battery systems and will provide the capability to test battery packs at up to 600kW, 1,200A and 1,000V.

Dr George Gillespie OBE, CEO at Horiba MIRA, said, “By 2020, 26% of vehicles across the globe will have an electrified powertrain. The increase in electric and hybrid vehicles demands improved test facilities, which can keep pace with the changing requirements for battery range and thermodynamic efficiency – which is exactly why we’re building the advanced battery development suite.

July 25, 2017

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