EV battery development accelerates with hofer powertrain’s enhanced testing facilities
hofer powertrain, a renowned specialist in powertrain solutions, is elevating the standard of battery testing in the UK with expanded capabilities at its Warwick facility. Leveraging the advanced technology provided by Keysight, this development is set to offer quicker, more accurate insights crucial for electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers in the rapidly growing EV sector.
The surge in the EV market necessitates high-performance and innovative batteries, presenting a complex array of challenges for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). To navigate this varied battery landscape effectively, enhancing testing capabilities and establishing robust partnerships is becoming increasingly vital.
Advancing innovation in every charge:
With over two decades of experience and collaborations with leading global EV brands and Tier 1 suppliers, hofer powertrain brings a wealth of expertise to the UK. This experience, now accessible in Warwick, provides UK customers with enhanced testing capacities. hofer powertrain’s comprehensive approach covers everything from individual battery cells to complete packs, streamlining processes, minimizing logistical challenges, and expediting project delivery.
Cutting-edge testing facilities at Warwick:
The Warwick site is equipped with:
- Climate chambers for exhaustive testing of cells, modules, and packs: These chambers simulate a range of environmental conditions, ensuring the batteries’ durability.
- Specialised battery cyclers for realistic testing scenarios: This equipment is essential for accurately determining battery capacities.
- Keysight’s SL1007A Scienlab Battery Test System: A sophisticated system offering in-depth analysis of battery aging and internal resistance.
- Advanced tests for swelling performance: These tests are crucial for verifying the longevity and robustness of battery solutions.
Sebastian Brueckmann, Head of Battery and Testing Department (UK), emphasizes, “Our collaboration with Keysight lets us rapidly deploy innovative testing solutions. We aim to provide UK customers with bespoke testing tailored to their needs, ensuring quality and safety for EV batteries.”
Thomas Goetzl, VP and GM of Automotive and Energy Solutions at Keysight, adds, “This partnership brings hofer powertrain’s expertise closer to the UK, empowering OEMs to gain faster, more accurate insights while reducing risk and accelerating time-to-market.”
hofer powertrain’s recent UK expansion transcends mere testing; it represents a commitment to advancing battery design. Their goal is to introduce market-responsive solutions, cutting-edge technologies, and specialized know-how to the UK’s burgeoning EV sector.
Armed with enhanced capabilities and strategic collaborations, hofer powertrain is set to elevate the UK’s electric vehicle battery development. This progress signifies a dual triumph for hofer powertrain and the UK’s EV industry, steering the path towards a future underpinned by quicker, safer, and more efficient EV battery technologies.