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Intertek unveils Electrification Centre of Excellence near Detroit

Intertek, a provider of testing and certification services to the automotive and other industries, has opened a new Electrification Centre of Excellence at its Transportation Technologies lab in Plymouth, Michigan. The facility will deliver science-based Total Quality Assurance solutions to automotive manufacturers and their supply chains to support the transition to electric mobility.

“The need to find sustainable and cleaner solutions for vehicles has accelerated the advancements in battery technologies, and the positive regulatory frameworks supporting faster adoption has compounded the surge in demand,” said Intertek CEO André Lacroix. “Our investment in the Plymouth Electrification Centre of Excellence confirms our dedication to support the electrification of the automotive industry and its supply chains.”

“As automotive electrification technologies advance, there is a need to ensure the safety, performance and functionality of EVs, battery packs, charging systems and their related components,” said Mike Parker, President, Intertek Transportation Technologies. “Our Electrification Centre of Excellence answers this need by offering some of the most extensive EV battery and EVSE testing capabilities in North America to support automotive OEM and tier suppliers.”

The Electrification Centre of Excellence encompasses 200,000 square feet. Testing capabilities and equipment include:

  • A 55,000 lbf shaker, one of the largest in North America, for use with large automotive and EV component testing
  • Battery cycler capability to 1,200 V/600 kW
  • EVSE emulator for IEC 61851-24 certifications
  • 90 environmental chambers ranging in size from small reach-in units to full-vehicle size
  • Specific areas for salt, dust and BSR testing
  • Expansion for vibration and fixturing

Source: Intertek

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