We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids combines four state-of-the-art laboratories, which bring together knowledge and test facilities in the areas of efficiency, hybrid exhaust emissions, electromagnetic compatibility, smart grids and battery testing.
The European centre establishes a transatlantic bridge with its partner facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
The VeLA laboratories, both located in Ispra (Italy), permit to evaluate experimentally the electric vehicles functionality, their energy efficiency, range, eletromagnetic compatibility and, for hybrid vehicles, exhaust emissions.