Seat has started off do the job on the future EUR7m (US$eight.3m) Exam Centre Power (TCE), the new automotive battery lab that will be positioned at the manufacturer’s plant in Martorell.

The new centre will produce and take a look at various electricity units for electric powered and hybrid automobiles and will have a screening capability which can arrive at 1.three MW simultaneously.

The design of the TCE is incorporated in the EUR5bn expense approach recently announced by the company.

The future making, whose design will be accomplished in April, 2021, will have an spot of close to 1,500 square metres and incorporate different take a look at areas for the analysis of cell modules with lithium-ion engineering, medium and significant voltage batteries, as nicely as different chargers made use of in the entire variety of electrified automobiles.

There are also programs for a number of climatic chambers, which will help the batteries and modules to be tested in excessive thermal circumstances, simulating the different environments a car may encounter through its existence cycle. It will also element an electronics lab to structure and manufacture prototypes, as nicely as create interfaces for the take a look at units.

In addition, a workshop will be established up precisely designed and geared up to carry out exams on electrified automobiles, with the capability to do the job simultaneously with up to 6 vehicles. This room will be made use of to perform various exams relevant to the performance of the electricity program, functional security and integration of functions. To this stop, synthetic vision units will be included into the instrumentation.

“Seat has been fully commited to the electrification of the company for several years and the design of this new Exam Centre Power in Spain is a business action in this way,” explained Seat VP for R&D, Werner Tietz.

“This new battery lab will help us to produce the electricity units of future hybrid and electric powered automobiles, therefore contributing to the generation of sustainable electromobility.”

The new TCE will be part of the merged small, medium and significant voltage battery lab constructed by the company in 2010. For the duration of the previous 10 years, Seat has carried out national and intercontinental analysis jobs and performed extra than 2,000 take a look at circumstances.

This facility has two climatic chambers and a take a look at power of 200kW.