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SERMA signs new testing partnership with Renault for EV development

French electronics company SERMA has signed a new partnership with the French carmaker Renault for EV development in France.

SERMA has opened a 3,500-square-meter testing center inside Renault’s Lardy Technical Centre as part of a seven-year cooperation. This infrastructure will support Renault’s electrification efforts by providing sufficient capacity for electrical and abuse testing across its vehicle portfolio. As part of the agreement, Renault will invest in building transformation and SERMA will invest in electrical test equipment and facilities. The first SERMA tests at Lardy are scheduled for early 2025.

At the Renault Group Technical Centre in Lardy, SERMA will have advanced facilities for various types of testing, such as:

  • Electrical testing:
    • Testing energy storage devices on cycle benches and climatic chambers.
    • Electric motor testing.
    • Power electronics testing on chargers, converters and DC/DC.
  • Abuse testing:
    • Study of battery behavior and reactions.
    • Generation of feared events that could lead to failures or incidents.

“This partnership marks a significant milestone in SERMA’s development, nearly doubling its testing and validation capacity dedicated to electric vehicle powertrains,” the company said. 

Source: SERMA Group

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