Endurance tests or vehicle endurance tests are not new in the automotive world. With this test, manufacturers can see the advantages and disadvantages of a car before it is finally launched to the market.
Not only used to test cars, the laboratory built at the Chattanooga facility, United States, is also designed to speed up testing of locally produced battery packs.
Volkswagen has even put in about 30 of the best engineers ready to expose extremely hot and freezing temperatures to “torture” their newest car. In addition, the battery will also be immersed in water and tested for how well the battery can withstand abrasion.
According to them, the lab can simulate a year of use in just one week.
The new 3000 square meter facility is said to be one of the company's four large testing centres, of which two are in China and one is located in Germany.