WeaveGrid in partnership with American Center for Mobility to test EV-grid integration software

YPSILANTI–WeaveGrid, a San Francisco-based software company enabling the rapid integration of electric vehicles with the electric grid, announced it was partnering with the American Center for Mobility to test its software with electric vehicles and charging infrastructure at ACM’s testing facilities in Ypsilanti Township.

This effort will be supported by the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform, a grant awarded by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.

WeaveGrid’s software helps EVs integrate with the electric grid by combining 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 enables EVs and charging devices to interact with the grid, thereby boosting grid resilience while reducing driver costs.

By participating in live testing at ACM’s Willow Run site, a state-of-the-art testing and development facility, WeaveGrid will be able to:
* Expand testing of its software with diverse EV models and charging stations. The ACM’s expansive facilities offer a real-world environment in which to test WeaveGrid’s software products across various EV models and charger types, ensuring broad applicability and scalability.
* Use 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,” said Yakov Berenshteyn, WeaveGrid’s director of automotive and charging partnerships. “By working with the American Center for Mobility, we will support OEMs and EV supply equipment providers in elevating their grid integration capabilities, and ensure our utility partners have a robust software platform to solve infrastructure optimization challenges cost-effectively.”

Added Reuben Sarkar, president and CEO of ACM: “The American Center for Mobility is proud to collaborate with WeaveGrid on this innovative effort to improve the EV experience for drivers. Our facility provides the perfect testbed for companies like WeaveGrid to develop and demonstrate the cutting-edge software and technologies that will shape the future of electrified mobility. We’re especially thrilled to welcome this effort here in Michigan, the leading state for advancing the mobility industry.”

With access to ACM’s development and validation garage facility, as well as a range of Level 2 EV chargers, WeaveGrid will begin conducting charging test procedures later this year. Formalizing this effort at the Michigan Testing Facility in Ypsilanti will also open the door for expanding this effort and engaging with major automotive events.

WeaveGrid software connects a growing number of electric vehicles to an electric grid that was not designed to support the high-power needs of widespread charging. WeaveGrid’s mission is to make EV adoption as easy and affordable as possible for everyone. For more information, visit www.weavegrid.com.

ACM’s mission is to transform the way industries advance safe, sustainable, and secure mobility technologies through their one-of-a-kind global development center. Located in Southeast Michigan on over 500 acres at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti, ACM offers an advanced mobility providn ground with test environments featuring specialized infrastructure, equipment, facilities and resources, an innovation and technology campus with an industrial tech park for the co-location of mobility companies, and event and demonstration areas for showcasing mobility technologies and convening industry activities. The American Center for Mobility is open to private industry, start-ups, government, standard bodies, and academia; and can be found at www.acmwillowrun.org.

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