Applus+ Laboratories provides comprehensive EMC and electrical testing services to validate HV components built into electric and hybrid vehicles. Our laboratories invest in state-of-the-art equipment to support manufacturers and OEM in the development of the next generation of electric-powered vehicles by providing a controlled testing environment to validate HV systems.

In order to power e-motors and improve its performance, voltage is growing in several key components of electric and hybrid vehicles.  Validation of this type of equipment requires specific laboratory equipment and technical expertise to test their EMC and electrical performance. As a leading laboratory in automotive components testing in Europe, Applus+ Laboratories is ready to test nearly all types of HV components.

Scope of HV Components and Systems tested

Our laboratories have the technical capabilities and experience testing the following HV systems

  1. HVAC Compressor
  2. Electrical Heater
  3. E-Motor (feasibility dependent on tests required)
  4. Inverter
  5. HV Pump (Cooling)
  6. Charging Socket
  7. HV Battery & Battery Management System
  8. HV Power Distribuition
  9. DC/DC Converter
  10. On-Board Charger


EMC Testing of HV Components


Test Stardards

  • International standards:
    • ISO 7637-4 
    • CISPR 25:ed4.0 
    • CISPR 25:ed5.0 CD
  • Bespoke manufacturer requirements:
    • BMW GS95002-3 
    • Ford FMC1280 
    • Mercedes-Benz MBN10284-3 
    • Nissan 28401NDS02; PSA B21 7112 
    • Renault 36-00-811 
    • Volvo 31857169
    • Among others
  • UNECE Regulation 10 (rev.6)

Service overview

  • Emissions testing: DC to 40GHz capability including FFT capabilities
  • Immunity testing:
    • DC to 18GHz capability (up to 200 V/m, up to 600 V/m for radar modulations)
    • Amplifiers up to 5kW
  • Electric & Magnetic low frequency field testing
  • EMF measurements
  • ESD testing to 30kV


Electrical Testing of HV Components & Batteries


Test Stardards

  • ISO 21498-2 
  • LV 123 
  • Bespoke manufacturer requirements:
    • VW80300
    • BMW GS95023
    • MBN LV 123

Service Overview

  • Electrical Testing for LV123 and other standards with the most stringent requirements.
    • Voltage ripples up to 150kHz and >32Vpp
    • HV load dump pulse with 250V/ms rate
    • HV load dump with rapid change rate of 3000V/ms

Support Equipment

Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment required to test components operating at high voltage.

  • HV Power Supply: up to 1,000 VDC, 200 A/105 kW 
  • HV/LV Electronic Load: up to 1,000 VDC, 200 A/105 kW 
  • LV Electronic Load: up to 80 VDC, 500 A/7.2 kW
  • HV 4 Quadrant Amplifier System
  • HV Input Filters: up to 1,000 VDC, 400 A        
  • HV Shielded LISN: up to 1,000 VDC, 200 A  
  • 3-phase Power Supply
  • Chiller: up to 10 kW water/oil cooling

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