An independent battery test for EVs & plug-in hybrids
Workshop owners and technicians are now able to offer their customers a simple test that generates a detailed insight into the condition of their EV battery, thanks to Maverick Diagnostics.
In collaboration with AVILOO, a developer of battery diagnostic solutions, Maverick Diagnostics is primed to offer a UK aftermarket first: the fastest and the most comprehensive independent test that measures EV and plug-in hybrid battery condition.
In just three minutes, a ‘Flash’ test generates an analysis of a traction battery while a vehicle is stationary. The diagnostic tool measures several parameters – vehicle communication, battery controller, HV battery state, LV system and battery history – before offering a manufacturer-independent test score between one and 100. Technicians can then illustrate that score and the test’s overall findings to customers with a report.
AVILOO Chief Technical Officer, Nikolaus Mayerhofer, explained why battery testing on a regular basis is vital:
“Traction batteries are chemical energy storage devices that are subject to a natural ageing process due to load and lose their storage capacity over time. Likewise, usage behaviour, such as permanent driving in the upper power range or frequent charging with high charging powers, can lead to faster battery ageing.”
How does it work?
With no assembly required, the ‘Flash’ test is easy to set up – and in just three steps, three minutes, the job is complete!
First, the user plugs an AVILOO Box into the OBD port of a vehicle.
Next, wait for a flashing yellow LED light to appear, which indicates the start of the test, then start the vehicle.
Finally, the LED light will turn green to signal that the test is complete. A report will then be immediately generated and sent to the e-mail address synced to the device. This is available
on either the app or desktop.
Currently, AVILOO tests cover approximately 80% of existing EV and plug-in hybrid models. With daily work on the introduction of new models, that percentage is growing.
“A game-changing opportunity for workshops”
According to vehicle registration figures revealed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in February 2023, this January was the best start to a year since 2020’s pre COVID-19 results. The SMMT claimed electrified vehicles “notably drove the increase”, with one-in-five new cars registered coming with a plug.
As the number of EVs and plug-in hybrids continue to rise, there is a growing opportunity for independent workshops and demand from their customers to ensure their vehicle’s battery is in good health.
Maverick Diagnostics Managing Director, Andy Brooke, said:
“Our partnership with AVILOO represents a game-changing opportunity for workshop owners and technicians. This is the first test of its kind. Customers can now see, in the simplest form, what condition their EV or plug-in hybrid’s battery is in. The technician can then use this accurate and reliable information to make a reliable assessment and, potentially, justify a battery replacement.”
For more information or order an AVILOO Box, visit www.batterydiagnostics.co.uk
For more information about Maverick Diagnostics, please contact Tom Henman, at Epiphany Communications on 07341 375092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Maverick Diagnostics
Maverick Diagnostics provides service solutions to the automotive aftermarket worldwide.
It helps independent workshops grow and increase potential for profitability with automotive IT support, diagnostic tools, vehicle technical support and now EV and hybrid testing.
AVILOO GmbH is a developer of battery diagnostics for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
It is an Austria-based company that operates throughout Europe and beyond. The team of more than 25 AVILOO experts has developed a unique technology for testing li-ion batteries, opening a completely new market dimension within the automotive industry.
AVILOO Battery Diagnostics is independent, multi-vendor, accurate and reliable. The battery tests themselves are simple and tailored to the needs of the user.