kscarbel2 Posted December 20, 2018 Share Posted December 20, 2018 Richard Truett, Automotive News / December 19, 2018 AVL Test Systems Inc., the U.S. arm of Austria's AVL List, will provide the hardware and software test equipment for a huge emissions testing lab being constructed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The $368 million lab, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2021 in Riverside, Calif., will have 18 dynamometers for chassis, engine and powertrain testing and more than 90 emissions measurement devices and systems -- along with areas for evaporative emissions testing, AVL said. The lab combines work that has been done at multiple CARB locations. CARB officials said they believe the lab will be one of the world's most advanced. Not only will engineers there test internal combustion engines used in cars and trucks, but also gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains and battery-electric vehicles. "Developing clean, efficient propulsion technology is the driving force behind everything we do," said Kyle Kimel, president of AVL Test Systems, which is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, west of Detroit. Although vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel engines are likely to account for much of the lab's work, testing of electrified vehicles will grow in the coming years. CARB last week mandated that the state's bus fleet must be all electric by 2040. And although electric vehicles don't emit carbon dioxide or other harmful pollutants, they must still be tested for range, battery performance and durability. CARB says the lab will have about 450 employees. . Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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