Vehicle Development Center

FEV's 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 automotive industry. This 26,000 sq. ft. of high-tech development space provides vehicle development services to the automotive and heavy-duty manufacturing industries.

Opening in 2019, 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: 

  • Calibration Development
  • Advanced Emissions & Fuels Research
  • Emissions Testing
  • Benchmarking
  • OBD Emissions Validation
  • Lab based RDE
  • PEMS Correlation
  • Climatic Testing 

Facility Specifications - Chassis Dynamometer

  • 2 axles with 48” diameter each
  • FWD, RWD & AWD
  • Max. speed: 200 kph
  • Wheel base: 1800 mm to 3400 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

Facility Specifications - Cold Chamber

  • -10°C to +30°C temperature range
  • 8 ft. high x 8 ft. wide chamber entrance and dyno entrance doors
  • Insulated chamber located adjacent to the chassis dynamometer
  • Fast roll-up door for ingress and egress
  • Accommodates 4 passenger car size vehicles

Facility Specifications - Soak Area

  • Ambient conditions constantly held at 25°C
  • Level II battery charging station(s)
  • Accommodates 16 passenger car vehicles

Facility Specifications - Vehicle Lab

  • Secure and confidential build, evaluation and instrumentation room
  • Level II battery charging station(s)
  • Full teardown capability
  • Wash bay
  • Lab accommodates 12+ passenger car size vehicles

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. Regardless of your goal, we are confident that the technical and project management capabilities are available within our organization to assist you in your product design and development efforts.

FEV Vehicle Development Center
1300 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI