Live Testing Environment

The Live Testing Environment (LTE) serves as a simulator for the EV ecosystem to facilitate universal connectivity between EV’s and supportive charging infrastructure. The facility supports demonstration, analysis, and testing of EV’s, and development of smart grid technologies to aid in the optimization of advanced technologies to expand commercial applications. The facility provides important insight into usage profiles and the vehicle’s energy requirements, as well as providing valuable information for OEMs, Utility and Energy companies, for further development and testing of procedures for controlled charging and feedback of electric energy into the power grid.
 
The platform currently consists of testing and development of various EV ecosystem elements such as electric vehicles, charge points and data communication systems. It creates an environment with a mix of chargers that consist of private and public AC chargers, and a Fast Charger. The charger network is powered via renewable energy and dynamically controlled through a supervisory Energy Management System for individual charger load levelling control. Energy storage is achieved through a repurposed electric vehicle battery pack serving as ‘second life’ application under stationary storage. The network will be integrated into a Smart Grid system aligned to global protocols in order to support future developments such as the incorporation of vehicle-to-grid technologies, investigation of forecasting analytics and demand side management. The facility allows testing activities that will provide critical data to the development and commercialization of next-generation vehicles and supportive smart grid infrastructure.
 

                  

uYilo EV Systems Laboratory and Live Testing Environment services will include verifying software and hardware components for EV’s, embedded systems, and cyber security systems that connect EV’s and supportive infrastructure with the utility/grid operator to provide information to support billing and load management. The facility will allow validation of infrastructure technologies to ensure operability between any EV and charging infrastructure, safely and reliably.