Major OEM uses HORIBA Fuel Cell, Battery, and E-powertrain Test Technology to Build All-in-one Heavy-duty Powertrain Integration Testing Facility
Electrification is everywhere. Nearly 100 new BEVs will debut in 2024, as well as an ongoing mix of powertrain and capability demands across vehicle configurations. This rate of change substantially increases the pressure on R&D efforts. A flexible, energy efficient test environment that can provide realistic and meaningful data results across a variety of powertrain architectures helps to accelerate development cycles and reduce risk. This paper features many of the solutions used at a new institute located on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. This facility, named HIMaC2 (HORIBA Institute for Mobility and Connectivity2), is equipped with a full HORIBA solution designed for R&D efforts and overall energy efficiency. Every phase of the energy lifecycle—from overall vehicle performance, all the way down to electrochemical evaluations of materials used at the cell level—is studied to address energy efficiency, production, distribution, storage, and end use.
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