Whether fully electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, commercial or passenger electric vehicle, electricity storage in batteries is the key technology and one of the most challenging components within the vehicle. Batteries are also very timely topics in electric and hybrid propulsion in marine vessels, as well as stationary electricity storage systems.
With these in mind, VTT has been developing competences and facilities for applied energy storage R&D since late 2010. New research laboratories have been built which enable comprehensive experimental work on battery cells, modules, packs, as well as electrical (BMS) and thermal management systems. These facilities are integrated with dynamometer facilities enabling not just experimental work on batteries but also on (heavy-duty) vehicles, drivetrains and engines under the same roof.
VTT has gained broad-based knowledge on different types of energy storage technologies and their suppliers. VTT can provide up to date knowledge, foresight and experimental research services on different energy storage technologies. We can be your partner in energy storage development or in the development of products or environments utilising energy storages. VTT can help you in issues like energy storage application requirement analysis, selection, dimensioning, testing, assessment, development, road-mapping. The backbone for these services are the experimental work combined with modelling capabilities. We can also provide tailored training on batteries.