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Video – King opens Elaad Testlab •Beddingauto.nl

King Willem-Alexander opened the Elot Testlap at Arnhem on Wednesday morning. In the test lab, electric vehicles, passenger cars, but of course delivery vans and trucks can be tested in conjunction with current and new charging infrastructure. Influence on the power grid, especially for the (fast) charging of trucks, is an important focus of the Elaad Testlab.

“This Elaad test lab is the interface between electricity and motion,” Elaad director Onoph Caron said at the start. “In this test lab everything is integrated together: vehicles, charging infrastructure and grid. Almost all network administrators here can also seek cooperation here. Vivian van Heijnen, Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Water Management, said: “Four years ago, my predecessor, Stientje van Veldhoven, opened a testing facility here in Arnhem, but it’s already quite. Was small. This e[laad Testlab neemt een belangrijke plek in het versnellen van de transitie naar elektrisch vervoer. Op deze plek gaat als eerste op grote schaal de operationele werking en gevolgen van een elektrische vrachtwagen, laadpaal en netwerk intensief onderzocht worden.” De netwerkbeheerders gaven hun blijk van goede wil in de vorm van een Smart EV charger voor zware voertuigen.

Various workshops were set up at the Elot Test Lab to showcase the facilities of the laboratory. One of these is the chain test station. There, the interaction and communication between the devices in the whole chain: electric vehicle – charging point – charging station managers and charging service provider systems are tested. There, King Willem-Alexander will do the initial work by connecting the DAF CF electric trash truck to the charging station via a charging cable. Although the connection between the truck and the charging station was frequently tested, it was not installed when Raja plugged in the DAF. The second attempt also failed, after which Raja verbally announced the opening of the test laboratory. However, the minor incident actually shows that the communication between the vehicle, the charging station and the network really needs further investigation.

Those in the Elaad Testlab know that too. “Of course when charging trucks on a larger scale than it is now, it’s even more challenging,” says Thiez van Wijk, operations manager at Elot Testlap. His colleague Nasir Refa, Elaad’s team lead data analyst, added: “There is still work to be done in busy areas such as depots or specially equipped areas. Do not forget that we have learned a lot from charging passenger cars. But heavy commercial vehicles are a different story, that’s right. That’s why we’re going to investigate it all in the test lab here.

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Dutch and international vehicle manufacturers, charging station manufacturers and operators, energy service providers, network operators and educational institutions may use the test facilities in the test laboratory. There are instruments for measuring the quality of electricity and charging stations for charging electricity in less time and with more power. Connections with other components such as the vehicle’s entire contact chain, charging station and solar panels can also be inspected at the test center. In addition, this communication is part of the focus on digital security.

Chain tests in the test laboratory, the interaction and communication between the devices in the whole chain: electric vehicle – charging point – charging station managers and charging service providers’ systems to check the correctness. Or in conjunction with a home smart energy system (home energy management system) – any other electricity consumers and suppliers in the local network, such as heat pumps and solar panels – and the basic power grid. How does this integration take place and where do digital confusions arise, for example due to non-compliance with existing standards and protocols? Or should the language still grow? To ensure that such a chain is functioning properly, ELOT tests whether the communication through the chain is running smoothly (according to the standards), whether different systems actually allow it to communicate with other systems, and whether this exchanged information is being used properly. Optimal interaction is complex, but necessary, so we test it in chain tests.

To guarantee the security and reliability of the electrical network, ElaadNL has developed connectivity specifications with network operators. This sets the requirements for grid operators, which must be met before public charging stations can be connected to the power grid. For example, think of enough space for meters and fuses to be fitted and for technicians to work properly. In the ElaadNL test lab, network operators inspect all new charging stations based on connection specifications.

Can any vehicle be charged smoothly at any charging point? Or is there a problem with some more models with some kind of charging points? Elaad aims to represent all public charging points in its charging plaza so that automakers with new or modified models can tour the Elaad in the Netherlands.

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Charging electric vehicles can affect the quality of the voltage. If the change required to convert the alternating current (from the phase) to the direct current (for the batteries in the car) is not done properly, disturbances arising that affect the voltage will arise. Conversely, poor voltage quality can affect the charging of electric vehicles because the disturbed voltage produces disturbed currents. Both features are being tested in the Elotin test lab.

The smart charging test is performed at the Elot Test Lab. The main feature of smart charging is that the car is plugged in but the charging is controlled. So charging can be postponed or stopped and restarted. Charging can also be done at adjusted (low or high) speeds because, for example, there is more or less static electricity produced locally, or there is little or little space on the power grid to respond to energy prices. Your neighborhood. Also, by using smart charging, more charging stations can be connected to the current power grid.

Charging infrastructure is usually connected. This applies to all public poles, but also to charging points in the home. For example, payment must be arranged through the Pack Office system or the software may need to be updated. Connecting the charging station is very simple because you can also control the charging. But cyber security is so important that you do not want a large number of electric vehicles to be hacked for charging. This is very annoying for the consumer, for example can not charge and therefore can not drive, but because all those electric vehicles have a great capacity, if it is misdirected, the power grid can be severely affected. ElaadNL, with ENCS (European Internet Security Network), outlines the requirements that public and private charging stations must meet to build a secure charging infrastructure. The application is tested in a test laboratory.

King’s AA86 is not yet electric