The fully autonomous, mobile charging robot finds its way independently to the parked electric vehicle and supplies it with energy. As a result, the search for a charging station and any worry about the remaining range will be a thing of the past. The e-charging robot consists of a mobile platform that can move autonomously in space and an automated robot arm that plugs the charging cable into the car. After the charging process is completed, the robot unplugs itself once again, and then moves away from the vehicle.
"We have to catch up on the charging infrastructure. A mobile charging robot, for example in car parks, on Park & Ride lots or large business parking areas, can make a decisive contribution to this", says Bernhard Walzel from the Institute of Automotive Engineering at the Graz University of Technology. The aim of the Austrian startup is the series production of e-charging robots.
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