- Millbrook is establishing an independent and impartial test facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, supporting the development of electric vehicles
- Millbrook Revolutionary Engineering has been part of Millbrook for 12 months and had already doubled its capacity in Livonia, Detroit, in that time
- The new facility is planned to become operational in July 2019
Millbrook Revolutionary Engineering (Millbrook RE), which is part of Millbrook, is establishing a brand new, independent and impartial test facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, to support the development of electric vehicles.
Millbrook RE had doubled its capacity in Detroit within the last 12 months. This month, on the first anniversary of its ownership by Millbrook, it had announced the expansion into California to support some of its customers locally to their operations. This approach will enable more effective powertrain development support, create extra capacity and enable rapid introduction of new powertrain test capabilities.
In addition to electrified drivetrain testing Millbrook RE is well known for, the new test facility will offer Vehicle-in-the-Loop (VIL) test capabilities and battery simulators to 1,000V DC / 1,200A DC peak. This will enable customers to perform complex integration testing and to validate electrified powertrain components, laid-out powertrains and electric vehicles. The facility will be designed for maximum flexibility and will be equipped with high-speed motors up to 20,000rpm allowing tests of electric motors and inverters or standalone drivetrain components.
The new facility will serve as a showcase for Millbrook RE’s turnkey dynamometer-based test systems. It will also be a base for its service engineers supporting systems installed in customers’ facilities locally. Millbrook RE’s support team provides a rapid response to service requests which include maintenance and calibration.