MAHLE Powertrain accredited by CARB

The Plymouth, Michigan USA headquarters of MAHLE Powertrain, LLC has been accredited by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a facility capable of performing emissions certification testing in accordance with federal and state regulations.

The announcement is recognition of the company’s laboratory operations and is validated by test data collated independently by the agency.

‘MAHLE Powertrain is delighted to achieve accreditation from CARB less than three years after opening the brand new facility; it is testament to the company’s continued investment and dedication to providing the North American automotive industry with the latest facilities and expertise required to keep it at the forefront of technology development,’ said Hugh Blaxill, head of engineering, North America.

MAHLE Powertrain’s USA headquarters are equipped with a complete portfolio of powertrain test and development equipment, including a four-wheel drive vehicle emissions laboratory, seven lifts, seven powertrain test cells, and wiring and instrumentation laboratory.

The completed audit ensured compliance with the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 13 and with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 40 Part 86, 1065 and 1066 allowing an extensive range of emissions development, emissions certification testing, and In-Use verification testing for On-Road, Off-Road, and Stationary engines. The accreditation spanned MAHLE Powertrains AWD Vehicle Emissions Lab, a Heavy Duty Engine Test Cell, and a Light Duty / Medium Duty Engine Test Cell. The engine test cells feature AC dynamometers, canvasing all legislated steady state and transient test cycle requirements.