THE uYilo battery testing laboratory recently received certification from the SANAS (South African National Accreditation System).

This means that tests conducted by the laboratory are now recognised according to local and international guides and standards, says Hiten Parmar, acting director of the uYilo E-Mobility programme.

The laboratory supports local manufacturing companies by providing accurate and reproducible testing services for both new and existing battery technologies, he says.

It is unique in South Africa in that it can test and certify the next generation of storage technologies, which includes lithium-ion batteries.