Electric Vehicle (EV) Testing Equipment

Caltest have been providing power sources, test and measurement instrumentation solutions for over 20 years and are proud to represent a number of industry leading manufacturers. In the field of electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) we advise on, and provide equipment for, testing electric bikes, and electric cars, all the way up to electric planes.

EV Testing Areas

Electric Vehicle schematic.

By 2035, all new passenger cars and vans will be required by law to be fully zero emission from the tailpipe. From testing the charging point to the battery and battery management system (BMS), LED headlights and the electric motor, we can supply the equipment your business needs for almost every aspect of EV testing.

Electric vehicles testing equipment

Caltest have been providing power sources, test and measurement instrumentation solutions for over 20 years and are proud to represent a number of industry leading manufacturers. In the field of electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) we advise on, and provide equipment for, testing electric bikes, and electric cars, all the way up to electric planes.

EV Testing Areas


By 2035, all new passenger cars and vans will be required by law to be fully zero emission from the tailpipe. From testing the charging point to the battery and battery management system (BMS), LED headlights and the electric motor, we can supply the equipment your business needs for almost every aspect of EV testing.

EV Test Systems

  • Module Cycler

    With the ever-expanding range of EV battery module voltages and currents Caltest can offer test systems that can expand and adapt to these changing requirements. Both high voltage and high current systems are available along with powerful software for full battery analysis and testing.

  • Cell Cycler

    Often use in R&D environments cell cyclers are hugely important in the development of battery chemistry. Allowing users to assess large numbers of test channels the products available from Caltest give customer the flexibility required along with dedicated software for analysis.

  • Drive Cycle Test Systems

    Caltest offer products that allow drive cycle simulation using test systems and software to provide power and loading to simulate real world conditions for a drive train etc.

  • EV Battery Cycler

    With the ever-wider range of EV battery pack voltages and currents Caltest Instruments offer test systems that expand and adapt to your changing requirements. High voltage and high current systems are both available along with powerful software for full battery analysis and testing.

  • EV Battery Recycling

    Caltest supply flexible modular systems capable of testing both full EV packs and all the component parts. Software for analysis and communication with BMS is also part of our offering to provide complete solutions for those involved in EV recycling.

  • Battery Emulation

    Caltest offers several solutions that enable the user to emulate a battery to a lesser or higher degree of complexity. We offer several lines in the bidirectional hardware front, but what really makes them stand out is the powerful software that comes with it. The software gives the engineer total control of most parameters that make the simulation more real, for instance, the user can control the type of chemistry, battery capacity, internal resistance, state of charge (SOC), ambient temperature and even state of health (SOH).

  • Electric Powertrain Testing

    As a company, Caltest has in its portfolio several instruments, from the bidirectional power supplies, perfect for emulating batteries, to the power supplies, suitable for emulating the grid or a specific DC voltage level, to DC or AC electronic loads, to put some realistic strain on the system, enabling the engineer to cover all areas of powertrain testing. We even offer power analysis tools which will prove to be useful when it comes to analysis of efficiency, whether it’s mechanical to electrical or vice-versa, or pure electrical efficiency.

  • DC Fast Charging Test Solutions

    DC fast chargers now operate at higher voltage levels to accommodate faster charge times and larger batteries and our partners have designed power testing equipment that is modular and scalable, enabling the users to test today’s technologies and expand for future test requirements. Caltest provide several lines of products that, apart from being modular and scalable, can cover scenarios such as emulating the grid, loading a high-power DC charger, and even emulating a real EV’s battery to test such charger. In addition, most of our products can be programmed to be automated, making the job of the test engineer easier and more efficient.

  • Fuel Cell Test Systems

    Caltest can offer partial fuel cell testing solutions that include fuel cell emulation hardware, as well as fuel cell test hardware, or electronic loads. Some systems may include analogue and digital I/O channels to control external systems, for the customer to be able to integrate a full fuel cell test system themselves.

  • V2G Test Equipment

    Our range of products allows the customer to emulate a frequency fluctuating power system, by giving them controllability of the main electrical parameters in such system, i.e., voltage, frequency, and current and power limits. A V2G scenario would not be complete without controllable loads capable of emulating EV batteries and even renewable energy power generation systems, such as a solar array, our catalogue includes various instruments that enables the user to emulate such devices.

Caltest are very proud to be the sole authorised UK distributor and service centre for several leading international manufacturers of power supplies and battery test equipment. We also provide power testing equipment service and calibration.

With Caltest, not only do you receive unmatched knowledge, advice and support but modular testing instruments that can expand depending on future higher power demands. So, what are you waiting for? Enquire now and see what we can do for you.

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