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Cutting-edge Vehicle Electrification Test Cell Solutions for EV Powertrain Testing

Increasing market demand and environmental concerns are leading to a surge of electrified powertrains. Traditional automotive, on-highway commercial vehicle and off-highway machinery OEMs, their tier suppliers and new-to-this-market startups are working at a feverish pace to bring new technologies to market.

As a dedicated solution provider, ACS undertakes projects spanning from standalone component test stands to comprehensive turnkey construction endeavors for testing batteries, inverters, and electric propulsion components associated with Electric Vehicles (EVs). Our process helps define your needs, engineer, and design systems upfront. We understand the challenges of bringing battery and EV testing into traditional engine and powertrain development test labs. Whether you are interested in a containerized test cell or modular enclosure approach to a vehicle electrification test cell, our engineers work closely with your team to define and implement electrification testing solutions that meet your requirements.

Vehicle electrification is a complex process that involves a wide range of potential solutions. Automotive manufacturers, tier suppliers, and new market entrants must navigate a rapidly evolving electric vehicle technology and testing landscape. ACS stands as a guiding force for organizations, aiding them in navigating these complexities and making informed decisions on the most suitable electrification solutions.

Our comprehensive range of vehicle electrification test solutions encompasses:

  • Battery testing
  • Charging infrastructure
  • Electrified axles, gearboxes, and transmissions
  • Electrical vehicle motor testing
  • Fuel cell testing
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing platforms
  • Hybrid and full EV testing
  • Inverter testing
  • Production verification
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Thermal testing
  • Thermal management systems

Safety Designed and Built into an EV Test Environment

While safety is a facility manager’s number one concern, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Every testing facility has unique needs and challenges, and risks become even more impactful when adapting to products that use alternative fuels. Whether transitioning from diesel to battery or natural gas to hydrogen, new energy sources come with new hazards. When beginning or expanding product research that uses alternative fuels, our approach means we prioritize effective safety measures early in the process and address those needs upfront, not reactively, when a crisis strikes.

Safety measures are equally unique due to the complexity and diversity of electrification solutions. Our approach to safety is just like our approach to any project: tailored to the specific needs of our clients. While the features will be purpose-built for the safety needs of the testing process and facility design, our experience designing and building in an EV test environment includes:

  • Thermal event, fire, smoke, and vapor mitigation from battery chemical reactions
  • Isolation, visualization, and code-compliance of high levels of AC/DC voltage and current
  • Energy storage and dissipation control
  • High accuracy instrumentation and conditioning to safely acquire electrical power data
  • Control heat rejection, coolant flow, and distribution for thermal management
  • Alignment and balance of high-speed motors
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ACS provides a full range of expertise within each of our primary areas of service. We combine our knowledge of building design and construction with expertise and understanding of equipment, testing, process systems, automation, and controls for clients who require high performance solutions.