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Battery Energy Storage Testing for Safe Electric Transport (BESTEST)

Anticipating the growing need for robust and impartial research on rechargeable energy storage systems for normative and regulatory purposes, BESTEST has established a facility for:

  1. Battery cell performance testing – cell cycling and performance evaluation under normal, but varying, environmental operating conditions. This facility will include in-situ thermal imaging, electrochemical measurements, cell preparation, pre- and post-test battery cell tear-down and post-mortem diagnosis.

Three further experimental facilities are being developed:

  1. Battery pack/module performance testing – EV battery pack (up to 160 kW) and battery module cycling and performance evaluation under normal, but varying, environmental operating conditions.
  2. Pack performance testing - In-situ X-ray computed tomography - X-ray computed tomography for the 3-dimensional real-time in-situ imaging of processes occurring inside battery modules and packs in a climate chamber during charge-discharge.
  3. Battery cell abuse testing – mechanical, electrical and thermal abuse testing of battery cells including high-speed high definition (HD) video-recording, gas detection/analysis and thermal imaging.

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You can now contact us at the BESTEST functional mailbox: JRC-PTT-BATTERIES@ec.europa.eu.

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