E-Mobility Test Solutions
E-mobility testing for safety, functionality, and standards compliance across the ecosystem foster market confidence in your products. Testing increases driving range, reliability, and affordability for both drivers and fleet operators.
Keysight Scienlab e-mobility test systems and software offer customized environments for developing electronic components according to hybrid and electric vehicle standards. Our test solutions help you to accelerate your e-mobility applications for the electric vehicle (EV) battery, battery management system (BMS), inverter, charging interfaces of EV and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), and grid edge.
WHAT IS E-MOBILITY (ELECTROMOBILITY)?
Electromobility or e-mobility refers to the electrification of transportation. It represents a move from traditional gasoline-run internal combustion engines to hybrid EV (HEV) or full battery electric vehicles (BEV) in the automotive industry.
The electrified vehicle depends on a larger ecosystem than traditional ones — from ever-increasing renewable energy sources to the EV battery supply chain. Testing the entire e-mobility environment is necessary to meet industry conformance standards for safety and reliability.
EV AND EVSE CHARGING TEST SOLUTIONS
Ensuring conformance and interoperability across different EVSE and the vehicles they charge are important factors for the e-mobility market to grow. With consumers expecting longer driving ranges and faster charging, you need powerful test solutions that can emulate high-power charging and future vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems.
Learn More About The Importance of E-Mobility Test Solutions
Rapidly evolving standards and applications in the electromobility market presents several challenges for EV and EVSE manufacturers. Besides meeting safety standards, ensuring interoperability for all plug-and-charge services and conformance to emerging vehicle-to-grid standards are important considerations for a successful shift to e-mobility. Download these resources to learn more.
EV BATTERY TEST SOLUTIONS
Battery cells are the basic building blocks for the modules and packs that power modern electric vehicles. Tests are essential to characterize them at each stage, from understanding cell chemistry to module connectivity and pack performance in the harsh environment of a moving electric vehicle. Emulation and automation in battery testing are more important than ever to make better batteries.
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More Test Solutions Supporting Vehicle Electrification
What is e-mobility?
Electromobility or e-mobility refers to the technology shift from an internal combustion engine to electrified powertrains for vehicles. The collective efforts from automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), EV battery developers, and grid edge developers aim to lower carbon emissions through technology. These industries require e-mobility testing solutions to ensure all parts of this complex ecosystem work cohesively and reliably.
What is the difference between a BEV, PHEV, HEV, and MHEV?
A battery electric vehicle (BEV) depends on its onboard battery to power its electric motor. Besides cars and buses, many two-wheelers and even boats are BEVs.
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) has both a fuel-based engine and an electric motor with a larger battery. Plugging into an external source does not charge its battery though. The battery recharges when the driver steps on the brakes, a process known as regenerative braking. An HEV has a range of only 2-5 miles (3-5 km) if running on battery power alone.
A mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) helps save fuel by using a modest 48 V battery and electric motor that increase the efficiency of the vehicle's internal combustion engine. An MHEV allows the engine to shut off during cruising, decelerating, and braking.
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) has both an electric motor that needs recharging from a charging point and an internal combustion engine. Unlike MHEVs, a PHEV offers an average driving range of 30 miles (50 km) using electric power alone because it uses a larger battery size and can recharge from the grid.
What are the top two challenges facing e-mobility adoption?
1. Range anxiety: Drivers worry about their car running out of electricity without a nearby charging station. More powerful EV batteries and growing investments in charging infrastructure are easing this anxiety.
2. Higher vehicle cost: The battery makes up 30% of an electric vehicle's total cost. Better battery technology is helping drive down the cost of this component.