Test Facilities

Test Facilities at CamMotive

Our E-testing facilities include chassis dynamometers, a 4WD hub dyno system, battery cell and module test systems and dynamometers for e-motor testing. The test cells are fitted with equipment and instrumentation for electric powertrain testing, including battery emulation and electrical power analysers. All of our highly-qualified engineers are directly involved in operation of the test facilities, promoting a hands-on and productive approach to solving technical challenges. Extensive in-house development of test system hardware and software means that we are able to offer an innovative, flexible approach which is essential for meeting new challenges.

E-Motor Dynamometer

CamMotive has test cells equipped for E-motor testing. These cells include temperature control and coolant and oil conditioning. Tests can be run down to -20°C.

Chassis Dynamometer

CamMotive’s 2WD and 4WD chassis dynamometers are equipped with robot drivers to provide the highest throughput and repeatability.

When combined with extensive instrumentation options, these facilities are an ideal platform for calibration development, hardware assessment or vehicle benchmarking. The chassis dynamometers are equipped with charging infrastructure to support electric vehicle testing.

4WD Hub Dyno

A 4WD hub dyno system is available. The system is equipped with 4 high-performance permanent magnet dynos with 240 kW of absorption capacity per wheel. This facility is a flexible test cell, capable of running full vehicles or transaxle arrangements and is equipped with a 500 kW battery emulator.

Battery Test Rig

CamMotive has battery test capabilities using its battery cyclers to charge and discharge batteries under controlled environmental conditions. Tests can be run under a range of conditions, including simulation of duty cycles measured from vehicle tests. Currently battery cell and module testing is supported up to 60 V and 600 A but a new pack-level test facility is planned. To support battery testing, CamMotive has developed its own Battery Management System (BMS) for the test environment to control and protect the battery during the test process.

Fuel Cell Test Rig

Our fuel cell test facility is capable of testing hydrogen fuel cell systems up to 150 kW (with potential for 200+ kW systems).  The test cell is equipped with a flexible power source/ sink a hydrogen supply that includes a Coriolis flow meter for accurate fuel measurement and twin circuit cooling capability is available to control separate low and high temperature loops.  Dedicated precision measurement equipment, including H2 mass spectrometry, is available to ensure accurate measurements under a range of conditions.

Equipment and instrumentation

Battery Emulation

CamMotive has battery emulators for testing EV components and systems. Battery emulators are available at a range of voltage and power levels – from 48 V mild hybrid to 1000 V and 500 kW for full BEV testing. The battery emulators can be used for testing powertrain systems or for component-level tests – e.g. for battery testing.

Electrical Power Analysis

CamMotive has equipment available for high-frequency power analysis of motor and power electronics. This equipment can be used for in-vehicle testing or for component testing.