Automotive Battery Safety Testing

Electric Vehicle Battery Safety Testing

Ensure EV battery safety and reliability with development and validation testing to current and emerging standards

Ensure EV battery safety and reliability with development and validation testing to current and emerging standards

Why EV Battery Testing is Important

EV battery testing is crucial to ensure safe and reliable operation without endangering people or property. Thorough testing guarantees compliance with legal, industry, and manufacturer standards while enhancing performance and lifespan.

Moreover, battery testing drives technological advancements, enabling companies to stay competitive and meet evolving market demands.

BENEFITS OF EV BATTERY TESTING

  • Enhanced safety: EV battery testing identifies potential hazards, ensuring safe operation and reducing accidents and injuries.
  • Increased reliability: Rigorous testing uncovers weaknesses, leading to enhancements for increased reliability and performance.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Testing ensures adherence to legal, industry, and manufacturer requirements, preventing non-compliance issues.
  • Reduced warranty claims: Comprehensive testing minimizes issues, lowering warranty claims and associated costs.
  • Faster time to market: Thorough testing identifies issues early, enabling prompt improvements and faster product development.
  • Improved customer satisfaction:  Ensuring battery safety, reliability, and performance builds trust and enhances customer satisfaction with the products.

OUR EV BATTERY TESTING SERVICES

  • EV BATTERY SAFETY & ABUSE TESTING
    • Testing in extreme conditions and simulating vehicle accidents help identify risks and enable early countermeasures, avoiding delays in development.
    • Performing dynamic impact tests for electric vehicle batteries and provide advice on the optimum test design including impactor geometry.
  • EV BATTERY PERFORMANCE & LIFECYCLE TESTING
    • We verify battery performance, lifespan, and power output, demonstrating quality to customers and proving system efficiency. Customized testing programs are available
  • EV BATTERY ENVIRONMENTAL & DURABILITY TESTING
    • We evaluate external influences on batteries, conducting tests for vibration, shock, EMC, thermal cycling, corrosion, dust, salt, and humidity to demonstrate quality and reliability.

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BATTERY CERTIFICATION AND GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS

We support you in ensuring that your batteries can be transported safely and access markets worldwide according to the applicable legal requirements.

  • We conduct battery tests for the United Nations requirements (UN 38.3) for the safe transportation of lithium cells and batteries. In addition, we provide testing according to several safety standards (such as IEC 62133, UL 1642) and performance standards (for example IEC 61960-3).
  • We test your stationary batteries according to the special requirements towards safety, particularly for the European market, including the Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU), the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) and the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC).
  • We conduct approval tests required under ECE-R100.02 and other international standards for the global market access of electric vehicles and support you along the whole approval process.

Choose TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD is your trusted third-party provider for battery testing. Our services ensure regulatory compliance, market access, and minimize the risk of costly recalls.

Our holistic approach covers diverse applications, from electric vehicles to energy storage systems. We serve industries such as automotive, rail, consumer goods, aviation, shipping, and medical devices.

We conduct comprehensive tests according to various global EV battery standards to ensure maximum performance, durability, and safety of your electric batteries, including:

Standard

Content

IEC 62619

Safety requirements for secondary lithium cells and batteries, for use in industrial applications

IEC 62660

Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles

ISO 12405

Electrically propelled road vehicles

ISO 6469-1

Electrically propelled road vehicles - safety specifications - part 1: on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS)

GB 38031

Electric vehicles traction battery safety requirements

GB/T 31484-2015

Cycle life requirements and test methods for traction battery of electric vehicle

GB/T 31486-2015

Electrical performance requirements and test methods for traction battery of electric vehicle

SAE J2464

Electric and hybrid electric vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) safety and abuse testing

UN 38.3

Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods - manual of tests and criteria part III 38.3

UL 2580

Standard for safety - batteries for use in electric vehicles

UN ECE R100

Uniform provisions concerning the approval of battery electric vehicles with regard to specific requirements for the construction and functional safety

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EU Battery Regulations
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EU Battery Regulations

Download our whitepaper to learn the new set of rules and standards for batteries and waste battery management within the European Union.

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More Than Just Compliance Providing High-Quality Battery Systems in xEVs
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Providing High-Quality Battery Systems in xEVs

Ensure high performance and reliability of innovative battery systems

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New mandatory safety testing requirements for electric vehicle batteries under R100
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UN ECE R100 Requirements For EV Batteries

Understand the new requirements under revision 2 of UN ECE R100

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Designing li-ion abuse tests
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Designing Li-ion abuse tests

Find out the gaps in current lithium-ion EV battery standards and how different test methodologies impact safety performance results

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UN/DOT 38.3 Testing
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8 Required Tests According to UN/DOT 38.3

Conduct these 8 tests and comply with UN/DOT 38.3

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