FEV opens eDLP high-voltage battery development centre

5th October 2020
Alex Lynn

Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of FEV Group, inaugurated the development and test centre for high-voltage batteries for passenger and commercial vehicles on September 25th, in the presence of Minister President of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, Dr Reiner Haseloff. The durability testing centre (known by its German abbreviation eDLP) is yet another milestone for the Aachen-based global vehicle developer in its more than 40-year history.

“We look forward to continually enhancing Saxony-Anhalt’s strong expertise in the up-and-coming field of e-mobility with the now completed eDLP and to intensifying the solid longstanding collaboration with FEV as an innovative company and attractive employer in the region,” said Dr Haseloff. 

“As a globally leading developer of technologies for electric vehicles, FEV is advancing innovation and forward-looking solutions. With the eDLP, we are providing our customers with proof of this claim once again. After all, in addition to optimal technological support, we can also save development time and costs for our partners,” added Prof. Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO, FEV Group. “We can offer every internationally established test method for batteries on currently 69 systems – all under one roof.”

The eDLP complex measures 15,500m2. Inside, performance and electrical tests are conducted, as well as tests on environmental and mechanical impacts and abuse tests for battery cells, modules, and packs, plus other components such as inverters and on-board chargers. A wide range of climate zones and ambient temperatures can be reproduced – from -40 to +90°C.

Thanks to a 12,000m2 photovoltaic system, the energy required to test components is provided almost entirely by power generated from renewable resources.

With the completion of the eDLP, FEV is setting new standards for the development of e-mobility solutions.

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