Safety science company UL Solutions has announced the opening of its Korea Advanced Battery Laboratory.

This new facility is located in Pyeongtaek, a key electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing hub in South Korea.

It provides evaluation, certification and analysis services tailored to EV battery systems, in addition to various stages of product development including validation.  

Jeff Smidt, senior vice president of Industrial Testing, Inspection and Certification at UL Solutions said: “The development of our Korea Advanced Battery Laboratory demonstrates UL Solutions’ commitment to operating at the forefront of the industry and applying our safety science expertise to enable technological innovation and speed to market.”

Yun Chung, regional managing director of UL Solutions in South Korea said: “As demand for electric vehicles grows, consumers seek assurance of reliability and performance, including safer, fast-charging, long-range capabilities and high-power output.”

The tests offered at the UL Solutions Korea Advanced Battery Laboratory follow industry standards, including UL and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards, United Nations (UN) goals and initiatives, and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards.

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The new facility joins other UL Solutions laboratories located near automotive and EV battery hubs in the United States, Europe and China.