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Electric Vehicle Battery Testing and Certification

Providing testing and certification programs for large batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) to help foster safety.

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Test programs for large batteries used in electric vehicles

Competing in the global market requires you to determine early in the development cycle which energy distribution systems, voltages and safety concepts will best meet all of your customers’ needs. Our extensive safety science experience eases EV battery development processes for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and battery manufacturers.

New requirements for large batteries

Battery technologies currently under development are likely to introduce the need for consumers and EV stakeholders to be informed about personal protection, handling electrical grid voltage under the hood, and fire suppression. The industry continues to develop best practice guidance regarding the safest ways to recharge, or swap, these batteries at home or at public quick charging stations.

To address the key industry challenges, we have introduced new testing and certification programs for large batteries:

  • UL 2580 Batteries for Use In Electric Vehicles
  • UL 2271 Batteries for Use In Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) Applications
  • ISO 26262 Road vehicles – Functional safety

These tests evaluate the ability to safely withstand simulated abuse conditions based upon the manufacturer’s specified charge and discharge parameters. The standards were designed jointly with key stakeholders in the EV community to help mitigate the risk of fire and electrical hazards and to enhance the overall safety of batteries for EVs.

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