Partnership agreement between French companies UTAC CERAM and Serma Group to cover battery tests for electric and hybrid vehicles.
UTAC CERAM is a private and independent group who has significant partners of many organizations within the automotive and mobility sector and Serma Group is specialist in electronics systems.
This partnership is perfectly timed following governmental announcements aimed at making France the largest European producer of clean zero emissions vehicles with the production of a million electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars per year by 2025.
In order to meet the existing and ever more stringent regulations limiting CO2 emissions, manufacturers will have to significantly reduce the Carbon Dioxide emissions of their future new cars by 37.5% between 2021 and 2030. Both companies understand the importance of this issue and the need to help manufacturers strongly accelerate the development of their electrified driveline systems to achieve these targets.
This new partnership agreement is therefore designed to support manufacturers and the tier supply chain of all automotive batteries in this crucial transformation and to enable them to meet this new challenge.
UTAC CERAM and Serma Group will provide a full range of battery tests, at cell, module and pack level, and from development tests to final certification. The test capabilities of both partners will be deployed in parallel and complementary ways including: EMC chambers, climatic chambers, and destructive testing … in order to meet the requirements of regulation R100.02 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) concerning the safety of vehicles and batteries. Within Serma Group, this partnership is supported by the entities Serma Energy and Serma Technologies.
The latest figures published by ACEA attest to a huge increase in the Electric Vehicle market with an 81% increase in sales recorded in April 2020 in Europe. This new partnership will further strengthen the value chain of the driveline electrification in France and the rest of Europe.
Source: UTAC CERAM