Vehicle Development Center

The FEV Vehicle Development Center (VDC) is located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a region of high-tech businesses that are driving force for technical innovation in the mobility industry. This 26,000 sq. ft. of high-tech development space provides vehicle development services to the transportation industries.

Opened in December 2018, the VDC includes a high-precision chassis dynamometer that features emissions measurement equipment to meet current and future regulatory requirements, a cold chamber, soak area, and vehicle lab with wash bay and secure room. 

State-of-the-art facilities, world-class service

An extensive range of services are offered through the VDC: 

  • Complete calibration development programs
  • Advanced emissions research
  • Emissions and regulatory testing (all global cycles possible)
  • Benchmarking performance mapping
  • OBD emissions validation
  • Lab based RDE measurements
  • Correlation PEMS/Lab Studies
  • Aftertreatment development
  • Fuels research
  • Climatic testing
  • Conformity of Production (COP)
  • Electric Range Development 

Facility Specifications - Emissions Chassis Dynamometer

  • 2 axles with 48” diameter each
  • FWD, RWD & AWD
  • Max. speed: 200 km/h
  • Wheel base: 1800 mm to 4400 mm
  • Max. weight: 2500 kg per axle
  • Power: 270 kW
  • Emissions: Diesel and gasoline for SULEV and EURO 5/6 – 40 CFR Part 1066 compliant. All regulated criteria pollutants including PM/PN and Formaldehyde
  • -20°C to +40°C temperature range
  • Solar loading

Facility Specifications - Cold Chamber

  • -10°C to +30°C temperature range
  • 12 ft. high x 14 ft. wide chamber entrance and dyno entrance doors
  • Insulated chamber located adjacent to the chassis dynamometer
  • Fast roll-up door for ingress and egress

Facility Specifications - Soak Area

  • Ambient conditions constantly held at 25°C
  • Level II battery charging stations

Facility Specifications - Vehicle Lab

  • Secure and confidential build, evaluation and instrumentation room
  • Level II battery charging stations
  • Full teardown capability
  • Wash bay

Our highly qualified teams of technical experts, supplemented by FEV's state-of-the-art vehicle test and development facilities, are ready to assist you. We are confident that our technical and project management capabilities can assist you in exceeding your product design and development objectives.

FEV Vehicle Development Center
1300 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI