Electric vehicles (EVs) require different types of hoses and fluid transfer assemblies
than traditional vehicles with internal combustion engines do. Electric vehicles draw power from large batteries that generate a lot of heat, and many manufacturers are using complex hose assemblies that wrap around the battery and its compartment for thermal management. EV hoses are generally much longer and narrower than traditional automotive hoses.
Electric vehicles also require many of the same hoses, hose connections, and assemblies of a traditional vehicle, such as air conditioning and brake lines
. While these may not be unique to electric vehicles, they may require special considerations to ensure performance in an electric vehicle assembly.
Our testing laboratories in the United States, Europe, and China offer a wide range of testing capabilities for electric vehicle hoses.
Our engineers can design and build custom fixtures and bespoke test rigs to recreate the service environment and orientation of your EV hoses and assemblies. Key testing capabilities include:
Our materials experts have years of experience working with common EV hose materials, such as nylon, EPDM, and thermoplastic elastomers, and can help you qualify new materials. In addition, our experienced sample prep technicians can excise samples from production samples and most whole products to simplify the process for our clients.
Key capabilities include:
Our expert team is familiar with a range of OEM testing specifications as well as industry standards for hoses of all kinds. We can help you design a custom testing program to meet your exact needs and provide consultative support for draft standards in development.