(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 5-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announced it has inaugurated an advanced e-mobility laboratory focused on safety and functional testing as well as environmental simulations. The new electromobility test center is located in the Gelting-Ost Industrial Park in the city of Geretsried, Upper Bavaria, some 35 kilometers south of Munich, Germany. The testing center will rely on 40 SGS experts who will test traction batteries and components of electric vehicles for performance and safety.
The facility of the multifunctional laboratory will be approximately 4,000 m2 housing a number of test chambers and test benches that will help lab experts to work more efficiently. Extensive hardness tests on traction batteries from electric vehicles will be carried out along a test track. The performance and safety of high-voltage storage systems will be assessed by using vibration, mechanical shock, temperature and humidity tests, as well as treatments with salt mist, dust, mixed gases and chemical substances.
Commenting on the launch of the new e-mobility laboratory, Christoph Dyck, Director of Transportation at SGS, said:
“Our new e-mobility laboratory in Gelting is an investment in the future. Here, we can grow in perspective with additional services for automotive industries. The concept of test chambers is precisely tailored to our workflows. The test facilities are optimally arranged, which makes more efficient laboratory processes possible.”
The new e-mobility lab of SGS will conduct not only battery testing, but will also support automakers and suppliers with testing of electronic and electromechanical components, such as connectors, and engine components of electric, hybrid and conventional vehicles. The lab will also examine infrastructure, including charging stations and charging cables. Environmental conditions that the components will have to withstand such as mechanical, climatic, corrosive and electrical will also be simulated using test benches in the e-mobility testing center in the Gelting-Ost Industrial Park.
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