Next-Gen Battery Pack Testing: AeroVironment Launches the AV-900 EX
November 04, 2014
In the late 1980s, General Motors contracted with the California-based firm AeroVironment to develop the Impact electric concept car. It was the prototype that evolved into the infamous EV1 production car.
While designing the Impact, AeroVironment needed the ability to test large-format battery packs for automotive applications. However, at that time, essentially no one else in the world was developing EVs, and the tools to efficiently build and test battery packs didn’t exist.
TÜV SÜD America Expands Battery Testing Services
December 03, 2009
Auburn Hills, Michigan - December 3, 2009 - TÜV SÜD America Inc., a global testing and certification firm, has increased the scope of the Battery Testing services it provides. Two sites are involved in this expansion, Auburn Hills and Holland, Michigan. Both locations will see additional investments in 2009 and early 2010. With the addition of advanced battery cyclers from AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV), TÜV SÜD America will provide its customers with battery testing and simulation services on a global scale. Since the 1990s, AeroVironment has supplied EV and electric system test equipment to electric vehicle, fuel cell, and battery manufacturers around the world.
AV Test Systems Support EV Development
November 11, 2009
FEV grows its EV and hybrid expertise to develop tomorrow's electrified powertrains.
In the last 12 months we have developed, or helped develop, 10 different alternative powered vehicles, either electric, range-extended, or hybrid vehicles," said Dr. Jochem Wolschendorf, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Vehicle and Drivetrain Engineering for FEV.
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AeroVironment’s AV 900 is the Centerpiece of Advanced Battery Research Lab in Detroit
January 30, 2009
Ricardo Inc. opens a $2 million battery systems development center outside of Detroit, a facility the engineering firm considers state-of-the-art for the burgeoning research field. "We think the linchpin to electric vehicles and hybrids is batteries, and that's what this lab is all about," says Ricardo President Dean Harlow.