Aiding electromobility challenges. Analysis and understudy of requisites for a potential electrical and electronics testing laboratory. 

    Start date: September 1, 2022  

    End date: February 28, 2025 

    Participants: Applus+ Laboratories (LGAI Technological Center, S.A 

    Funding: The following project is carried out thanks to the Next Gen funds and is part of the Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation of the Electric and Connected Vehicle (PERTE_VEC) fund award. The PERTE VEC project is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the EU Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, as established in Article 18 of Law 38/2003 of 17 November. 


    As the automotive industry undergoes unprecedented transformations, such as adapting to emerging e-mobility trends, they must also get ready to overcome great challenges.   

    Industry expert relocations, shortage supply on components, and co-dependency on exterior international actors, are just some of the instances that the Spanish automotive industry must face today, as it prepares to discover its undiscovered potential to be at this forefront of this industry transformation.   

    But thanks to the emergence of Connected Electric Vehicle (CEV), there are now new market opportunities to take advantage of. Among them, the reindustrialization of Nissan's facilities, located in what is known as the Zona Franca region of Barcelona and Montcada y Reixac. Behind this opportunity, is the HUB-dCO2 tractor project.  

    When designing and developing a value chain for manufacturers, counting on a testing laboratory is key. The transformation must be backed up with the right know-how, methodology, and necessary facilities to aid the design team in the validation of prototypes, as well as in the quality assurance of final versions.   

    As part of the tractor project, Applus+ Laboratories is leading the primary project aimed at analysing and studying the requisites for a potential electrical and electronics testing laboratory. A vital step to aid tomorrow’s e-mobility challenges. 


    The objective of the HUB-dCO2 project is to optimize and lead the automotive value chain, by improving our capacities to design and produce a complete range of components and electric mobility vehicles, paving the way for multi-referential and multi-brand manufacturing.   

    The primary project aims to identify and study the assets that electric-electronic testing laboratories will need to test and analyse electric components and vehicles. These are the other specific objectives:    

    • Investigating the electromagnetic compatibility analysis procedures and needs for electric vehicle components.   
    • Designing and conducting proof of concept solutions for simulating and monitoring on-board and external battery charging systems in laboratories.  
    • Studying necessary procedures for electrical and environmental safety tests on electric vehicle components.  
    • Identifying best automation techniques through test monitoring digitalization.  


    The primary project applies electromagnetic compatibility testing and electrical-environmental testing throughout the whole electric vehicle architecture and its different components, including:   

    • Electric motors and their electromagnetic compatibility.   
    • High-power components, including on-board chargers and DC voltage converters   
    • External vehicle chargers   
    • Testing ecosystem for external chargers   
    • Electric vehicle batteries and their safety in prototype test laboratories 

    About PERTE 

    The Strategic Projects for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTEs) are new public-private collaborations created by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of the Spanish Government (Royal Decree-Law 36/2020, December 30). Its goal is to modernize the Public Administration and execute a Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. 

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