07. April 2020

FEV´s emissions testing center in Alsdorf begins operations

The FEV chassis dynamometer testing center offers state-of-the-art options for testing sustainable drive systems

Aachen, April 2020 The new chassis dynamometer emissions testing center, located at the company's site on Konrad-Zuse-Strasse in Alsdorf, went fully online in the first quarter of this year. The state-of-the-art facility allows emissions and range tests to be performed according to the latest legal standards.

The center has a four-wheeled chassis dynamometer with advanced equipment for emissions and range testing in compliance with current legislation in Europe, the US, China, Japan, and India. Future oriented, the measuring and testing equipment was designed for conventional powertrains as well as those of hybrid and electric vehicles. The total vehicle testing area available (chassis dynamometer, conditioning area, and mobile emissions testing station) is about 1,600 square meters. The layout can hold up to 64 vehicles and is divided into three different temperature zones ranging from -30 o c to 50 0 C.

The testing areas are equipped with charging stations for hybrid and electric vehicles. The facility's overall layout was designed for optimum emissions testing procedures during real-world vehicle driving operation and driving on the chassis dynamometer. It can be expanded to include an additional dynamometer and solar simulation system. The planned site's expansion includes a doubling of the parking lot by an additional 200 spaces for test vehicles, with extra charging stations for hybrid and electric cars.

About FEV
FEV is a leading international, independent service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development. The service portfolio also includes tailor-made test benches and measurement technology as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation. For defossilization of the entire energy value chain, FEV offers energy management and infrastructure solutions from a single source, which intelligently link and holistically optimize power and heat generation, mobility, and industry. The FEV Group currently employs 6500 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.