The Live Testing Environment creates a platform for the Electric Vehicle EcoSystem to facilitate universal connectivity between electric vehicles and supportive smart grid infrastructure. The facility supports demonstration and analysis of electric vehicles, and development of infrastructure technologies to aid in the advancement of technologies to expand their commercial applications. The facility provides important insight into usage profiles and energy requirements, as well as providing valuable information for OEMs, utility and energy companies, to further validate and optimize electric vehicle charging patterns and energy management.
The smart grid infrastructure consists of various electric vehicle ecosystem elements such as electric vehicles, a mix of AC charge points, DC fast chargers and Vehicle-to-Grid system capabilities. Renewable energy is incorporated to supply the charger network and is dynamically controlled through a supervisory Energy Management System for individual charger energy profiling. Energy storage is achieved through a repurposed electric vehicle battery pack serving as ‘second life’ application under stationary storage. The smart grid network management system is aligned to global protocols in order to support future innovative developments. The facility allows incubation and demonstration 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 include verifying software and hardware components for EV’s, embedded systems, and cyber security systems that connect EV’s and supportive infrastructure with the local and national grid operators to provide information to support billing and load management. The facility provides validation of infrastructure technologies to ensure operability between any EV and charging infrastructure, safely and reliably.