TUV SUD EV Lab

Choose Tüv Süd for Your Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery System Safety and Performance

Now opened, a New State of the Art Environmental Lab in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Now opened, a New State of the Art Environmental Lab in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Driving Excellence in EV Battery and battery System Solutions

Unleashing the Power of Safety, Reliability, and Cutting-Edge Testing

TUV SUD Transportation Team

 

"We’ve been testing batteries in North America for over 10 years. Combined with our Plymouth Lab services and our new lab here in Auburn Hills, MI are the most capable NEV lab in the USA” – Jonathan Drew, Head of Transportation TÜV SÜD

 

At TÜV SÜD, we are committed to delivering the highest quality and performance in our EV battery and system solutions. We recognize the importance of safety and reliability in these systems through product development and validation, and that's why we used the combined experience from our North America, European, and Asian battery labs to develop the most capable independent battery test lab in North America.

 

Find us at 1866 New Energy Way, Auburn Hills, MI 48326!

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  • 80,000 sq.ft battery testing and environmental lab
  • Capable to handle batteries up to 1200V/1000A /1100kW 
  • Electro-dynamic vibration table to 350kN
  • Electro-dynamic MAST system for 6 DOF testing and high-frequency response

Our new lab supports all industries pursuing electrification

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Passenger & Light Truck

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Medium/Heavy Truck

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Powersports

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Agricultural

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Off-Road

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Marine

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Aerospace

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    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

    SAE J2288

    Life cycle testing of electric vehicle battery modules

    UN 38.3

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

    UN ECE R100

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

    UL 2580

    Standard for safety - batteries for use in electric vehicles

    SAND 2005-3123

    Electrical energy storage system abuse test manual for electric and hybrid electric vehicle applications

    Customer

    Customer-specific testing

  • Unique Lab Equipment
    • High-power battery cyclers: 1200V, 1000A, 550kW
    • Full environmental scrubber system for all safety/abuse chambers
    • Exclusive to Detroit, we provide five (5) indoor safety/abuse bunkers constructed with steel-reinforced concrete, accommodating a remarkable quantity of chambers
    • Conduct fire testing indoors within the bunkers
    • Capable of battery crush up to 1 MN, ensuring thorough evaluations
    • Metro Detroit's largest 350kN vibration table, designed to handle even the largest batteries
    • Electric MAST table (Multi-Axial Simulation Table) for 6-degrees of freedom testing - delivering faster response, higher frequency, and enhanced efficiency  
    • In-house capability to handle both battery performance and safety/abuse testing
    • Coupled with Plymouth lab able to run high-voltage EMC testing on battery & BMS (battery management systems)

Our Expertise

We are the most experienced 3rd-party independent lab, specializing in testing batteries in North America since 2009. With a global presence and extensive expertise in battery safety and abuse testing, our battery testing operations span across various countries, including the USA, Canada, Germany, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore.

We work closely with our clients to provide tailored solutions to meet their specific requirements. Our team of experts is always available to answer any questions you may have and provide support throughout the entire process. At TÜV SÜD, we offer our customers over 100 years of global safety and certification experience, continuing to expand our capabilities in Michigan.

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