FEV Group acquires EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH and reinforces its expertise in high-power high voltage batteries
With the integration of EVA Fahrzeugtechnik, FEV Group is further reinforcing its development capacity for the e-mobility market.
On September 12, 2017, globally operating engineering service provider FEV acquired the e-mobility and high voltage battery development specialist EVA Fahrzeugtechnik. Through this strategic expansion, FEV, a leading provider of engineering services for vehicle technologies, is significantly expanding its expertise in the Electronics & Electrification segment. With more than 220 experts, EVA develops high-power, high-voltage batteries that meet strict requirements regarding energy content, range, resistance, temperature resistance, weight and, of course, costs from the headquarters in Munich.
“The market share of hybrid and fully electric drivetrains continues to grow, while the expansion of range and performance in electric vehicles is placing new requirements on the development of batteries. With the integration of EVA Fahrzeugtechnik, FEV is significantly reinforcing its expertise in this area,” said Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of the FEV Group.
“We have long known that the future of automobiles is electric. This is also why we identify ourselves with the entire process, from the first concepts to systems, components, integration and validation to charging infrastructure,” explained Marcus Mülleneisen, Managing Director of EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH. He added: “We consider ourselves to be the perfect complement to the current skill sets at FEV and look forward to the collaboration.”
EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH was founded in 1994. The spectrum of the engineering service provider in vehicle technology ranges from engine control of the vehicle to functional safety to the validation of vehicle interiors and exteriors design. With its innovative services and products in the area of energy storage and electric machines, EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH is already a force to be reckoned with in the German automotive industry. The design and development of stationary battery storage is a new business area. EVA Fahrzeugtechnik makes use of its significant expertise in the area of high-voltage vehicle batteries for the build of prototypes in the stationary area. The focal areas include small systems for typical single-family homes, major systems in the megawatt range, and participation in the primary reserve market, where energy can be stored on a large scale.
The FEV Group is a leading international service provider for turnkey vehicle development. Its range of engineering competencies includes consulting, development and testing of innovative vehicles and their powertrains from concept to series production. The range of services for propulsion systems include modern, highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, hybrid and fully electric drive systems and fuel cell systems as well as their integration, calibration and homologation into the vehicle. Further core topics at FEV are alternative fuels, the development of electronic control systems, vehicle connectivity and the automation of vehicles through hardware and software development. The service portfolio is fulfilled by customized test bench and measurement equipment including software solutions that allow essential work stages to be efficiently transferred from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group employs more than 6700 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on 5 continents.