HORIBA MIRA will assist CH-Auto in the development of future electric vehicles using its test facilities and new advanced battery development suite.
HORIBA MIRA has announced the agreement of a strategic cooperation with the Chinese electric vehicle company, CH-Auto, well known for its battery powered electric sports car, Qian Tu, and is looking to capitalise on the growing market for electric vehicles.
HORIBA MIRA will be the key engineering service provider for the development and testing of CH-Auto’s new vehicles and future products.
With a suite of 39 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and over 70 years of engineering experience, HORIBA MIRA combines a wealth of vehicle development resources in one location.
The recent launch of the Advanced Battery Development Suite further cements the business as a leader in battery engineering and testing and provides test and development services for battery packs and other components for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Declan Allen, Managing Director at HORIBA MIRA, said: “The global electric vehicle market is booming, and China is the largest market of all. With our expertise and facilities in both the UK and China, we are in a great position to work alongside automotive manufacturers to bring their new products to market.”
Nick Fell, Engineering Director at HORIBA MIRA, said, “Now that there is consensus on electrification having a dominant role in the reduction of transport CO2 and other emissions, the focus is turning to increasing the efficiency of electric vehicles. Our holistic approach to electrical and thermal energy efficiency, and our world class technical skills and facilities put us at the forefront of this technology.”