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Electric Vehicles

What we do: Electric vehicle and charger testing

Thermal management testing in an aerodynamic wind tunnel provides our customers with a unique and robust testing capability.

  • Climatic wind tunnel testing on integrated dynos.
  • Yaw – crosswind testing capability.
  • Measure aerodynamic forces.
  • Underbody thermal management.
  • Up to 150kW in-chamber DC fast-charge capability
  • Test in rain/snow/ice/solar/fog.
  • Tune precipitation to your requirements.
  • Test in cold or hot temperatures (-40C to +60C).
  • Test battery and power electronics performance in extreme conditions.

Charger Testing

eCAMION is collaborating with AVIN’s Durham Regional Technology Development Site (RTDS) at ACE to develop end-to-end energy storage and fast-charging electric vehicle technology, eCAMION is currently deploying charging stations around North America. Battery and power electronics performance will be tested here at ACE  in a multitude of conditions.

Outcomes and future directions

  • The autonomous charging platform allows eCAMION to demonstrate and evaluate the first commercial deployments of a number of its technologies.
  • The Durham RTDS provided eCAMION with a troubleshooting environment to identify required design changes and ensure the reliability requirements of future customers.
  • The eCAMION-Durham RTDS partnership has introduced a number of potential new regional partners and led to possible future connections in Manitoba, Alberta and Michigan.
  • New proposals in development could pave the way for eCAMION to become a market leader in autonomous vehicle charging systems.
ACE Current is a premier EV charger-testing facility developed to benefit our clients:
  • Test battery performance in full spectrum of climatic conditions.
  • Under-vehicle thermal imaging capability.
  • EV charger test bench that can be inserted into the wind tunnel.
  • DC fast-charge capability.
  • ACE EV charger research.
In collaboration with our partner eCAMION, research projects include:
  • High-power wireless fast charging.
  • Thermal modelling micro-grids for TransCanada Highway deployment.
  • E-axle demonstration project on university shuttles.
  • Mechatronic autonomous charging system.
  • Autonomous shuttle bus service centre.