Monday, August 20, 2018

Ford Celebrates Construction Progress on Vehicle Performance + Electrification Center

Ghafari team members took part in a “shovels in the ground” and beam signing event with Ford Motor Company to celebrate construction progress on their Vehicle Performance and Electrification Center (VPEC) in Allen Park, Michigan. When complete, the state-of-the-art vehicle testing complex will enhance their existing drivability test facility and position them to meet industry demands for greater fuel efficiency and performance. 

Ghafari provided programming / planning, architecture, interior design, civil, structural, and process engineering services for the 210,000 SF complex, which will house a rolling road wind tunnel, vehicle electrification laboratories (with full-scale battery durability testing labs), a future climatic wind tunnel, and support labs and offices throughout.