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SGS Highlights Testing Services at Premier Electric Vehicle Event

SGS joins leading electric vehicle industry experts, policymakers and providers at the annual International Electric Vehicle Symposium May 6 – 9 in Los Angeles.

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April 19, 2012, 10:37 a.m. EDT

SGS Highlights Testing Services at Premier Electric Vehicle Event
SGS joins leading electric vehicle industry experts, policymakers and providers at the annual International Electric Vehicle Symposium May 6 – 9 in Los Angeles.

FAIRFIELD, N.J., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — SGS announced today that it will showcase its testing and certification services for automotive batteries and restraint systems at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center May 6 – 9, 2012. The global event brings together more than 100 exhibitors, 200 presenters, and about 3,000 electric drive industry leaders, government representatives and energy officials to discuss and showcase advancements in electric drive technologies, practices, policies and consumer choices.

Lithium batteries are a critical component of any electric vehicle, and developing the highest quality batteries that are safe and reliable is a complex challenge. SGS’ accredited laboratories are a recognized partner of the automotive and battery industries. Our highly qualified, specialized teams provide testing, approval, certification and inspection services during product generation, operation and disposal. SGS’ services encompass a variety of global specifications that account for performance, safety and electrical hazards, reliability, vibration testing, lifecycle testing, functional safety according ISO 26262, as well as include services that test according to the OEMs’ specifications and provide European Vehicle Homologation Services according EU directives 2007/46/EC and 2002/24/EC.

In addition to testing of Lithium batteries, SGS also offers further services for the automotive industry. E.g. SGS seatbelt testing solutions are designed to help companies meet and surpass the quality and regulatory demands of today’s highly competitive automotive market. The SGS seat belt testing laboratory in Fairfield, N.J., is ISO 17025 accredited to perform testing to all of the required standards and the majority of voluntary standards of the automotive industry.

“SGS is a leader in testing, controls, certifications and inspection services. Our global network of experts and labs is ready to assist electric vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers and partners with the services they need to build the most reliable and best performing vehicles on the market today,” says Matthias Popp, VP Automotive Testing Services, with SGS.

SGS will exhibit its extensive lineup of testing and certification services at EVS26 in its booth #951. EVS26 is organized by the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), under the auspices of the World Electric Vehicle Association and in partnership with AVERE (the European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). This event will present the newest developments in the industry and provide consumers opportunities to view and experience electric vehicles.

For more information about battery testing and certification services, please visit www.sgs.com/batterytesting . For more information about seatbelt testing services, please visit www.sgs.com/automotive .

About SGS Consumer Testing ServicesSGS Consumer Testing Services, a division of the SGS Group, the world’s leading verification, testing and certification company. The company’s comprehensive testing, product inspection, process assessment and technical services cover the entire supply chain from product development to retailing for electrical products, wireless products, soft line products, hard line products and food products. SGS’ global network and expertise provide a single consolidated source that can help manufacturers, suppliers and retailers reduce risk, improve efficiency and product quality, and ensure compliance to both national and international standards. Parent company SGS Group has more than 70,000 employees and over 1,350 offices and laboratories in 140 countries. For more information about Consumer Testing Services, visit www.us.sgs.com/cts
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