Initial contact: The mobile charging robot – Presenting a vision
Fully autonomous charging
To charge several vehicles at the same time, the mobile robot moves a trailer, essentially a mobile energy storage unit, to the vehicle, connects it up and then uses this energy storage unit to charge the battery of the electric vehicle. The energy storage unit stays with the vehicle during the charging process. In the meantime, the robot charges other electric vehicles. Once the charging service has ended, the robot independently collects the mobile energy storage unit and takes it back to the central charging station.
According to Thomas Schmall, CEO of Volkswagen Group Components: Setting up an efficient charging infrastructure for the future is a central task that challenges the entire sector. We are developing solutions to help avoid costly stand-alone measures. The mobile charging robot and our flexible quick-charging station are just two of these solutions. The business unit is currently working on a complete DC charging family. The mobile charging robot has successfully reached prototype status and will now be comprehensively further developed.
Our developments do not just focus on customers’ needs and the technical prerequisites of electric vehicles. They also consider the economical possibilities they offer potential partners. They enable the operators of parking bays and underground car parks to quickly and simply “electrify” every parking space using the mobile charging robot.
Jan 05, 2021 at 01:45