25. September 2020

FEV Opens eDLP High-Voltage Battery Development Center

Sandersdorf-Brehna, September 2020 – Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of FEV Group, inaugurated the world’s largest development and test center for high-voltage batteries for passenger and commercial vehicles on September 25, in the presence of Minister President of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, Dr. Reiner Haseloff. The durability testing center (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 Minister President Dr. Reiner 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,” said 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 state-of-the-art eDLP complex measures 15,500 m2. 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°C to 90°C.

Thanks to a 12,000 m2 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.

eDLP Press Kit: https://fev.com/presskit_edlp

About FEV

FEV has always pushed the limits.
FEV is an internationally recognized leader of innovation across different sectors and industries. Professor Franz Pischinger laid the foundations by combining his background in academia and engineering with a great vision for continual progress. The company has supplied solutions and strategy consulting to the world's largest automotive OEMs and has supported customers through the entire transportation and mobility ecosystem. 

As the world continues to evolve, so does FEV.
That’s why FEV is unleashing its technological and strategic expertise into other areas. It applies its forward thinking to the energy sector. And its software and system know-how will enable the company to lead the way making intelligent solutions available to everyone. FEV brings together the brightest minds from different backgrounds and specialties to find new solutions for both current and future challenges. 

But FEV won’t stop there. 
Looking ahead, FEV continues to push the limits of innovation. With its highly qualified 7000 employees at more than 40 locations globally, FEV imagines solutions that don’t just meet today’s needs but tomorrow’s. Ultimately, FEV keeps evolving – to a better, cleaner future built on sustainable mobility, energy and software that drives everything. For the companies’ partners, its people and the world.
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