Ready to roll: Testing of hydrogen vehicles poised to start with unique chamber at Millbrook

EXCLUSIVE: The UK now has a unique facility, thanks to a £2.3m investment by UTAC CERAM Millbrook building a vehicle testing and emissions chamber (VTEC). The only VTEC in the UK, significantly is also ‘hydrogen safe’ enabling hydrogen-powered vehicles to be tested, a capability thought of being unique in Europe.

With VTEC2 now commissioned and open for business, it means that the three hydrogen fuel-cell buses available in the UK’s market, from ADL, Caetano and Wrightbus, can now be put through their paces.

This is an important development, as emissions and fuel consumption data are required by the ZEMO partnership (previously Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) as it develops models to help the government determine future zero-emission funding streams, and calculate

Commissioning testing of the new VTEC2 facility has now been completed
Installation of the roller dynamometers in June 2020, designed to handle two driven axles at once

The old VTEC, built in 1991, has now been decommissioned

Find out more: www.millbrook.co.uk/services/propulsion-systems-testing/vehicle-emissions-testing/vtec-4wd-variable-temperature-emissions-chamber/

You will receive our regular news digest – typically weekly. We are serious about GDPR and we promise to take care of your data and will never sell it or pass it on.

Your Privacy

We and our partners use technologies, such as cookies, and process personal data, such as IP addresses and cookie identifiers, to personalise ads and content based on your interests, measure the performance of ads and content, and derive insights about the audiences who saw ads and content. Click below to consent to the use of this technology and the processing of your personal data for these purposes. View our privacy policy.