Posts Tagged: FEV

Hyliion selects FEV as partner for Class 8 electric truck development

FEV has announced a long-term agreement with Hyliion to support design, development, integration and validation of its Electric Range Extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications. FEV will also develop the controls strategy for the propulsion system and provide vehicle integration for OEM driver-assistance features, controls and driver interfaces.  Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX powertrain combines a… Read more »

FEV opens e-Duration Test Center for environmental testing services

Vehicle and powertrain development specialist FEV recently opened a comprehensive test facility capable of accounting for a variety of environmental factors.  The company’s new e-Dauerlauf Prüfzentrum (e-Duration Test Center, or eDLP) is a development and endurance testing environment for electric powertrain components. The facility is situated near Leipzig, Germany, and provides around 70 test systems… Read more »

FEV installs solar simulation test system in US Vehicle Development Center

FEV, a global provider of vehicle and powertrain development services, has upgraded its Vehicle Development Center (VDC) in Auburn Hills with a solar loading system. This upgrade expands FEV’s capabilities to support the development and certification of light- and medium-duty vehicles. The new solar loading system simulates natural sunlight in a controlled laboratory setting, allowing… Read more »

FEV supports automakers with charging compatibility analysis

FEV’s Mobile Charging Analyzer provides in-depth charging communication and power evaluation as part of vehicle-level benchmark capabilities. The analyzer allows for flexible testing at various locations, and real-time measurement of all signal parameters via Control Pilot and PLC (power line communication), which records the communication between the charging station and the vehicle. Examples of measurement… Read more »

FEV addresses battery safety with thermal propagation optimization process

FEV has developed a combined simulation and testing process for the optimization of thermal propagation behavior in automotive battery packs. The company claims the process can help to reduce the risk of injury and damage from battery cell thermal runaway, while also saving development time and cost. Thermal runaway is a key safety aspect for… Read more »

FEV provides battery system for production PHEV

Aachen, Germany-based FEV has announced that its transmission and battery technology is being used in a PHEV that is now in series production. The unspecified vehicle has a 10 kWh battery pack and an electric range of about 30 miles. FEV was involved in developing the battery hardware and software from the development of the… Read more »

FEV exhibits transmission designed for PHEVs

FEV is exhibiting a new transmission specially designed for plug-in hybrid powertrains at this week’s SAE World Congress in Detroit. According to FEV, engine downsizing for increased fuel efficiency has led to challenges for transmission developers, who must provide higher levels of capability in a smaller package. The company took a “clean sheet approach” to… Read more »