Facility Capabilities

Facility Capabilities

The Electrified Propulsion Research Centre can operate 24/7 with full integration of test scheduling, climatic control and other automation capabilities. The EPRC has a comprehensive range of measurement equipment to support test programmes, all controlled by the automation system. The EPRC has modular test equipment to support:

  • High performance and 4WD projects
  • Climatic powertrain rig testing
  • Fuels and lubrication and cooling fluids testing in EVs
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  • Twin inter-connected climatic test chambers operating between -12°C and +50°C with controlled humidity
  • Four low-inertia PM dynamometers each rated at 314kW, 3000Nm continuous
  • Total 1100kW of electrical power absorption from dynamometers
  • Modular, reconfigurable fluid conditioning, cooling and ventilation systems
  • 2x 400kW 1100V battery simulators
  • Fully transient control and automation system with flexible test cycle programming
  • Interfaces to a comprehensive range of measurement systems, including analytical instruments and high-speed data acquisition
  • Accommodates a range of applications - including automotive, commercial, industrial and off-highway, defence, motorcycles and motorsport

Flexible, modular layout
Enables us to install and test discreet powertrain subsystems all the way up to full vehicles and everything in-between.

layout

Climatic and humidity controlled
Enables climate testing to temperatures below -10°C and in excess of 50°C , including the option of external fluid conditioning when required.

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climate

High performance testing
Our dynamic, low-inertia dynamometers can achieve over 1MW of transient power absorption in a range of configurations enabling us test very high performance systems.

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Powerful

Battery Simulation
Our battery simulation capabilities of up to 800KW at 1100V can accommodate very high performance EV powertrains.

Battery

Digitally-enabled
Our digital twin system enables parallel virtual development to allow us real-world test of powertrain system without the need for prototype vehicles.

digital

Test automation and control
Can be fully integrated with a real-time simulation environment, in order to perform different dynamic scenarios to represent driver, transmission, vehicle characteristics, disturbances and interactions with the external environment.

automation

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