UL has officially opened its UL EV Charging Test Center in Frankfurt/Neu-Isenburg.
The facility includes charging infrastructure components and functional safety testing and certification, as well as homologation services.
Governments around the globe are implementing policies to put more EVs on the road. For example, the European market continues to put in place European EV and EV charging equipment incentives with the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announcing that at least 2.8 million public EV charging ports will be needed by 2030 across Europe.
The opening of the UL EV Charging Test Center allows UL to service a range of EV chargers and related equipment to customers across Europe looking for local as well as global market access. This includes testing facilities addressing different types of charging used around the world:
- AC cable assembly for regular household outlet
- AC portable EV supply equipment with in-cable control and protection device
- AC chargers with wall boxes and ground-mounted chargers in residential or public space
- DC charging wall boxes and stations up to 350 kW
- And commonly used Levels in the US:
In addition, the new facility offers vehicle to grid (V2G) – up to 250kW – charging testing capabilities. V2G charging expands EVs into energy storage and distributed energy resource applications and allows EVs to integrate into the utility grid and serve as grid back-up power for home, buildings and other uses, UL says.