With a confusion of global safety, sustainability and pollution standards to navigate, EV manufacturers need highly-automated testing technology.

The electric vehicle (EV) market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of more than 21% between 2019 and 2030. Governments around the world are offering incentives and establishing regulation to encourage business and consumer investment in EVs to reduce air pollution and noise contribution.

With so many players in the market, one of the challenges is the testing, inspection and certification of EV designs and charging solutions, to promote interoperability across different countries’ standards and interfaces.

Last year, technology company Keysight joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), an association of industry experts across the automotive ecosystem, to support the establishment of a global standard for electric vehicle charging.

A common standard guarantees interoperability between electric vehicles and charging stations. Keysight’s Charging Discovery System (CDS) solution uses a modular design that allows users to verify the charging interoperability between any EV and its supply equipment (EVSE), as well as between any charging network components.

Said Gooi Soon Chai, president of Keysight’s electronic industrial solutions group: “Keysight supports technologies needed for a future that uses sustainable energy sources to deliver autonomous driving, and to connect car connectivity and electrification of vehicles. As a result, the connected ecosystem can address a comprehensive range of test requirements related to power, sensors, communications, navigation, in-vehicle electronic networking and cybersecurity.”

The impact of EVs and EVSEs is noteworthy when powered using a sustainable energy mix over their complete lifecycles. Keysight supports the automotive, energy and communications industries in this transition with design, test and validation solutions.

To efficiently deploy EV charging solutions that conform to a wide range of charging interfaces, power grids and international standards, DEKRA, a company specializing in testing, inspection and certification, will use Keysight’s CDS solution. Said Beat Kreuter, vice president of business line product safety testing, DEKRA: “Partnering with Keysight enables DEKRA to better serve an automotive industry with solutions in an area where the energy grid meets the automotive world. Keysight solutions enable us to improve safety on the road through the use of highly automated testing technology.”