CAR Technologies offers significant expertise in advanced propulsion battery testing and engineering services that leverage more than $13M of prior facilities investment and 15 years of expertise in hybrid-electric vehicle R&D from OSU-CAR and 25 years of advanced powertrain applications and control experience from industry. CAR Technologies provides advanced engineering and consulting services in the following areas:

Energy Storage Systems
  • Evaluating and testing advanced battery modules, battery packs, battery management systems and various types of chargers.
  • Testing battery-electric, hybrid-electric, and plug-in hybrid propulsion systems for on- and off-road applications.
  • Supporting the development of more energy-efficient batteries and battery charging systems.
  • Evaluating advanced propulsion batteries and other energy storage technologies for stationary applications, such as home energy storage, telecommunications and emergency backup power.
  • Evaluation of hybrid and elecctric powertrain architectures: battery, BMS, and electric vehicle performance
  • Development of new electric-drive technologies to meet federal and state regulations.
  • Understanding and minimizing the potential impacts of the increasing quantities of electrified transportation connecting to the grid.

Battery Cell Failure Mode Analysis
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Light Microscopy
  • Glove Box-based Services