What Is E-Mobility?

Electromobility, or e-mobility, refers to the electrification of transportation. It represents a move from traditional gasoline-run internal combustion engines to hybrid electric vehicles (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.

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 e-mobility test systems and software offer customized environments for developing electronic components according to hybrid and EV standards.

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 EV Charging 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.

Learn More About EV Battery Testing

The cost of an average lithium-ion (Li-ion) EV battery has dropped significantly over the past decade, yet the battery remains the most expensive part of the electric car. Reducing the cost of this component while extending battery capacity and longevity will help EVs win over more drivers in the coming years. Keysight's battery test solutions ensure these advancements continue while remaining compliant with international standards.

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Investing in EV Battery Testing -- Benefits for EV Battery Designers

Investing in EV Battery Testing -- Benefits for EV Battery Designers

Phasing out gas-powered internal combustion engines (ICE) and moving towards clean energy electric vehicles (EVs) brings substantial technology investments to deliver EVs to the mainstream market. Government legislation to eliminate or limit the production of ICEs by 2035 is creating a surge in demand for the EV ecosystem. This in turn, is driving demand for more efficient ways of EV battery system. At the epicenter of this increase in the market, demand is the battery — the subsystem of EVs that makes a sustainable electrified transportation system possible. The objective is to develop EV batteries that improve durability, power density, and operational safety using a fast, cost-effective, and energy-efficient process. One important aspect of EV battery design is performance testing. It is a critical process that includes the design, production, and system integration phases to ensure that all EV batteries entering the open market are of the highest quality for safety and operational performance.EV battery testing can be an expensive, time-consuming task without the latest systems and methodologies. Using both best practices and state-of-the-art EV battery technologies throughout the design process can help you resolve EV battery design challenges quickly and easily.Download this whitepaper and explore the importance of investing in an end-to-end EV battery testing system. It also discusses how investing in cutting-edge EV battery technologies can improve the quality and performance of EV battery designs to help battery designers without compromising range performance, power density, and safety.


AutoTech Breakthrough Award

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PathWave Lab Operations for Battery Test wins overall Electric Vehicle of the Year Award

E-Mobility FAQS

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.

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