Live Testing Environment
The Live Testing Environment (LTE) serves as a simulator for the EV ecosystem to facilitate universal connectivity between EVs and the electric charging infrastructure. The facility supports analysis, development, and testing of EVs and smart grid technologies to aid in the development and optimization of advanced technologies to expand commercial applications. The facility provides important insight into the vehicle’s energy requirements and user acceptance, 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 & information communication systems. It creates an environment with a mix of chargers that consist of private and public AC chargers, a Fast Charger and chargers that will soon be powered by renewable energies that are solar or wind generated. The network will be integrated into a Smart Grid and Energy Management system in order to support future developments such as the incorporation of renewable sources, investigation of vehicle grid technologies and load levelling requirements. The facility allows testing activities that will provide data critical to the development and commercialization of next-generation vehicles.
uYilo EV Systems Laboratory and Live Testing Environment services will include verifying software and hardware components for EV’s, embedded systems, and cyber security protocols that connect EVs and EVSE with the utility/grid operator to provide information to support billing and load management. The facility will allow validation of EVSE technologies to ensure any EV can plug into any EVSE safely and reliably.