Mobility is changing. Electrification is everywhere, with increasingly electrified vehicles now in mass production following years of disruption and uncertainty. All major manufacturers across the mobility industry now build products that are either heavily hybridised (HEV, PHEV), or are pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as they attempt to meet fuel-efficiency and CO2 targets. At the same time, we are also witnessing an increased interest in vehicles that use a fuel cell (FCEV) as their primary source of energy generation. With a long-term goal of zero-emissions across the spectrum of mobility set to remain, HORIBA offers solutions to support the development of these automotive technologies.
We understand the challenges that these new technologies introduce into the development, testing and certification process—particularly the seamless integration of advanced battery or fuel cell technologies. In-depth expertise is more important than ever to ensure customers select the right technologies, integrate them successfully, and achieve the desired results.
HORIBA has expanded its technology offering to better support its customers through this period of disruption. With the recent acquisitions of FuelCon and MIRA, decades of fuel cell and battery testing innovation and leadership are available. Consultancy expertise to help battery and fuel cell manufacturers and OEM’s safely develop, integrate, and optimize electrified technologies into their vehicles is also offered. This powerful combination of longevity and cutting-edge technology is producing tangible solutions for manufacturers and developers, shortening development cycles, and helping to fulfill electric vehicle development potential.
HORIBA offers a wealth of electric vehicle development expertise from component level through to complete powertrain and its successful integration. We offer complete test stands for light-duty and heavy-duty ePowertrain development, from fuel cell and battery component level through to full sub-system. Our knowledgeable engineers and specialists ensure every solution we provide is the right fit for your needs. We know that a solution is only as good as the automation system that connects it together. Our test and lab automation tools are built on an open and adaptable platform to ensure a safe, efficient, and optimised integrated testing experience. Finally our consultancy expertise can help you with optimising your test environment as well as resolving complex technical challenges with your program such as functional safety, NVH, thermal management and cyber security. We are here to help.
Solutions for EV development range from material characterization to testing batteries, fuel cells, the electrified powertrain, and full vehicle.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) are vehicles with a combination of an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an e-motor. A full HEV depends on regenerative technologies (like braking) and ICE charging to power its e-motor.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) receive their power solely from a battery pack without assistance from an ICE, with the possible exception of a range extender. Batteries are a critical subsystem with tremendous demand placed upon them.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) are vehicles that convert hydrogen into electricity in their on-board fuel cell system. Hydrogen fuel cells represent one of the most promising zero-emissions, green technologies.