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Millbrook to open UK’s largest independent automotive battery testing facility

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Provider of vehicle test and validation services and systems Millbrook’s Battery Test Facility will be officially opened as the UK’s latest, and biggest, private investment in independent battery testing.

Millbrook said the facility complements it’s expansion into California, USA, to support electric vehicle development.

The company is hosting, and exhibiting at, the Cenex-LCV event on the 4-5 September 2019. On the first day of the event, Millbrook will be officially opening its Battery Test Facility.

Millbrook said the facility has been delivering battery durability programmes throughout its commissioning, providing crucial data for battery development. The laboratory consists of 12 battery cycling climatic chambers and supporting infrastructure.

Over the last couple of years, Millbrook has opened and upgraded a range facilities in the UK to support the automotive and transport sectors in testing and developing advanced propulsion technologies, connected and autonomous vehicle systems, and intelligent transport solutions.

Alex Burns, President of Millbrook, said, “We are proud to be continuing to invest in our people, equipment and facilities to support the development of low carbon and connected vehicle technology. The Battery Test Facility complements our battery safety and abuse test offering and assists in positioning the UK as a world leader in shaping the future of mobility and clean growth.”

Millbrook will also be opening its Autonomous Village, launching its CAV testbed and demonstrating real-time data transfers, 5G and simulation.

 
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