Lotus Engineering to launch a new battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the electric vehicle (EV) sector.
The facilities will allow Lotus to carry out various battery cell, module and pack characterisation tests, as well as performance evaluations and lifetime testing.
The project, which has been named BattConn, will include individual walk-in laboratories. For clients, Lotus will offer EV safety-compliant workshops with specialist staff who are experienced in testing batteries.
Companies who are new to the EV field will therefore have access to a fast and efficient solutions to develop new technologies in order to speed up their route to market.
For Lotus itself, the new technology will support their plans to launch a new range of performance vehicles.
Matt Windle, executive director of Engineering Lotus, said: ‘As the race intensifies for automotive and other sectors to develop new and novel battery technologies, there will be increased demand for suitable testing facilities.
‘Project BattCon begins to address this problem by evaluating how Lotus Engineering can meet the battery testing opportunities for the UK supply chain and OEMs.’
In related news, earlier this year Beatrice Browning, PhD researcher at the Faraday Institution wrote for Air Quality News about why we need to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles (EVs).
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