WeaveGrid to test software on real-world EVs through partnership with ACM

WeaveGrid to test software on real-world EVs through partnership with ACM

WeaveGrid said its software helps EVs integrate with the electric grid by leveraging data and controls available via vehicle telematics.

WeaveGrid is partnering with the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to test its software with real-world EVs and charging infrastructure at ACM’s Willow Run facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This effort will be supported by the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform, a grant awarded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME). WeaveGrid said its software helps EVs integrate with the electric grid by leveraging data and controls available via vehicle telematics and cloud-connected charging hardware. By combining these data sources with grid-optimized algorithms to facilitate charging at beneficial times, WeaveGrid said it enables EVs and charging devices to interact with the grid.

By participating in live testing at ACM’s Willow Run site, WeaveGrid said it will be able to:

  • Expand testing of its software with EV models and charging stations. The ACM’s expansive facilities offer a real-world environment to test WeaveGrid’s software products across various EV models and charger types;
  • Utilize ACM’s EV Charging & Interoperability Testbed to validate vehicle data and charging insights to inform ongoing software development as well as future EV-grid integration strategies;
  • Establish a testing facility to house test vehicles and expand WeaveGrid’s presence in southeastern Michigan.

“The collaboration unlocked by this grant represents an exciting opportunity to gather real-world data from a wide range of EVs and chargers, and lead the way in advanced measurement and validation of vehicle telematics for utility applications more broadly,” Yakov Berenshteyn, WeaveGrid’s director of automotive & charging partnerships, said. “By working with the American Center for Mobility, we will support OEMs and EVSE providers in elevating their grid integration capabilities, and ensure our utility partners have a robust software platform to solve infrastructure optimization challenges cost-effectively.”

With access to ACM’s development and validation garage facility, as well as a range of Level 2 EV chargers, WeaveGrid said it will begin conducting charging test procedures later this year.

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