TÜV SÜD Japan Ltd. is partnering with ESPEC Cooperation to build a test center for large battery systems in Japan. The aim is to offer a complete range of testing for traction batteries for electric vehicles in Japan in 2015. The new Japan lab will become the seventh in TÜV SÜD’s international network of battery labs.
Testing will range from cells to modules to packs, following international specifications and standards. Some of the standards that TÜV SÜD tests to include (but are not limited to): DOE/ID-11069; DOE/ID-11173; IEC 62660-1/2; IEC 62133; ISO 12405-1/2; SAE J2464; SAND 2005-3123; SBA S1101; and UN 38.3.
There will be a special focus on the new extension level 2 of the UN-ECE-R100. The revised UN-ECE R100 standard entered into force in July and is internationally mandatory as of July 2016. For the first time destructive testing of battery systems is required.
The new site in Japan will bring to 7 the number of TÜV SÜD laboratories (Germany, USA, Canada, China, Korea, Singapore, Japan) with identical test equipment and test procedures.
The TÜV SÜD Group in Japan was founded in 1993 with the aim to meet the growing demand in the Japanese market for modern quality and safety testing and certification requirements.