New EV Column – The EV Smart Charging rEVolution

2020-01-21T09:05:01+00:00

The EV Smart Charging rEVolution - new monthly column   Welcome to the new EV Smart Charging rEVolution column!   I’m Julian Skidmore, a senior software engineer at ByteSnap Design and helping to develop our EV - electric vehicle - charging solutions. We’re a progressive embedded consultancy with an interest in EVs going back to 2012 when we designed and supplied EV chargers for the London Olympics. I’ve had a 2016 Renault Zoe EV since 2017 and over 20% of us who drive into work use a BEV [Battery Electric Vehicle]. In this monthly series, we’ll be covering EV innovations and our experiences with EVs, particularly from the perspective of EV charging and the charging infrastructure, which we believe is the other [...]

New EV Column – The EV Smart Charging rEVolution2020-01-21T09:05:01+00:00

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review

2020-02-06T12:11:47+00:00

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review PlugFest 2018 - so what was it really like? An update now on our VIGIL Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) project! We’ve been busy working alongside our consortium partners on the foundation of our pioneering V2G platform. ByteSnap is developing the OCPP module and companion app for the V2G system. As part of our VIGIL project R&D, two ByteSnap engineers took part in an international EV testing symposium recently. They’re held at different destinations around the world each year and this was our first time at such an event. So, was it worth it…? Read our Q & A and find out… PlugFest 2018 Review – Q & A Where and when? The 10th International Testing Symposium was held on [...]

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review2020-02-06T12:11:47+00:00

Electric vehicle charging post design

2019-05-14T13:29:47+01:00

A fleet of 300 electric vehicles (EVs) is transporting athletes and officials between venues during the 2012 London Olympic Games. The charging posts used by the fleet will be among the busiest electric vehicle charging posts in Europe during the event and reliability was a key requirement. ChargePoint Services asked ByteSnap to develop new electronics and software for the GE Energy DuraStation charging posts that LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) had selected. The original electric vehicle charging post design used a standalone PC to authorise EV charging; to provide connectivity with ChargePoint’s central management system, ByteSnap designed a Windows Embedded Compact-based board to replace the PC, adding metering and remote management features via GPRS backhaul. ChargePoint’s central management system monitors the charging posts and provides control [...]

Electric vehicle charging post design2019-05-14T13:29:47+01:00