HORIBA MIRA’s Energy Efficiency capabilities enable the most advanced vehicle systems to aspire to the highest performance standards.
The required for energy-efficient electric vehicles and hybrid vehicle systems is rapidly becoming a focus for vehicle OEMs and powertrain suppliers.
The NEV (New Energy Vehicle) points system in China rates vehicles based on their AER (All-Electric Range) for a given battery capacity, while other countries are considering similar evaluation processes. Even in markets where there is no such measurement, the electric range of electric vehicles is a key factor for the consumer, especially as the charging infrastructure in many countries is not well developed.
Our newly-formed Energy Efficiency (EE) team brings together the key elements of the energy path between the battery and the drivetrain to provide a holistic approach to energy efficiency.
- Modelling and simulation
- Software and controls
- Thermal systems
- Electrical systems
- Functional safety
- Mechanical design
- Lightweight materials
Supported by a comprehensive range of testing to support development and validation of the energy-efficient powertrain:
- Software and controls validation (HIL, MIL, SIL testing, ISO 26262)
- Component durability (safety, mechanical, environmental)
- System performance (battery testing, climatic wind tunnels, HVAC test rig)
- Full vehicle validation (chassis dynos, proving ground)