Picking up speed with battery tests

Around three million purely electric cars are currently on the roads of the EU. One thing is essential for all of them: the battery. The centerpiece of the new mobility must fulfill an extensive range of criteria to be approved for use on European roads. Martin Eschler, Managing Director of TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH, oversees the implementation of the necessary inspection and testing protocols. At his side is a comprehensive network of TÜV SÜD laboratories spanning the globe.

TÜV SÜD expert Martin Eschler is convinced of the advantages of e-mobility.

Preparations for a usage test under extreme conditions.

When it comes to battery safety, there can be no compromises: The labs of TÜV SÜD conduct a wide range of mechanical and electrical tests to verify that the energy storage systems are safe to use, even after many years of (extreme) use or after an accident. And this applies not only to batteries in electric vehicles but also to rechargeable batteries used in a wide range of other applications.

“The nice thing for me is that what we do here makes perfect sense.“
Martin Eschler
Managing Director
TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH

In addition to safety assessments, tests that focus on performance, power, and environmental compatibility also play a major role in the labs of TÜV SÜD Battery Testing. These tests play a key role in building trust in the technologies of tomorrow. For Martin Eschler, a significant part of the appeal of his work is to actively inspire more and more people to embrace sustainable mobility and contribute to a transportation revolution. In our video, he shows why climate chambers and crash lanes are needed, in addition to a great deal of motivation.

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