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Intertek opens UK's largest EV and hybrid test centre

Run by global certification company Intertek, the expanded laboratory will employ 100 people locally. Facilities include battery simulators for testing long-range packs, emissions measurement equipment and six 1,000kW powertrain development test cells – even suitable for HGVs – which were commissioned last summer.

“It makes perfect sense that global companies like Intertek would choose to expand their UK base when we are the largest market for ultra-low emission vehicles in Europe,” said Goodwill. “We are backing industry with a £600 million investment until 2020 to ensure every new UK car and van is a zero emission vehicle by 2040.”

Tony Braddon, MD of Intertek Milton Keynes added: “The future of the automotive industry is changing and moving into a high-tech future where the use of internal combustion engines is being augmented and superseded by hybrid technology, batteries and electric motors.”

 

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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