Good evening all,
I have a question about getting an EV certified for it's compliance certificate (or non-Australian equivilent). How long should it take?
My possibly-engineer-to-be has quoted me 20 hours for the compliance check (including the recommendation/ approval to the transport authority that the car meets with the national code of practices). This seems a lot, or is this normal. I understand that there is a fair bit to check but is there really almost three business days worth?
Also, I was quoted for 12 hours to design and approve battery cages. When I asked what testing already made cages was I was told 5 hours to run the stress calculations leaving 7 for CAD. I do a fair amount of CAD and 7 hours is a lot of CAD especially for a basic structure such as a battery box.
Now I'm not saying these figures are over the top or anything, I just wanted to get some opinions and feedback on other peoples experience getting certified.
Can anyone recommend a good engineer in Qld, Australia?
Did it take your engineer this much time? Should I befriend an engineer down the pub to help drop the costs?
Thanks, I look forward to you thoughts, comments and verbose musings