VW's Mobile Robot EV Charger

Self-Driving, Robotic Charging Station Comes to Your Parked EV


Source:  VW

Parking Space = Charging Point
Volkswagen has come up with a great piece of new innovation:  an autonomous robot charging station for electric vehicles.  Their self-driving, 100% autonomous robot has the potential to turn every parking space into a charging station.  VW says the robot brings the charging station infrastructure to the car and not the other way around.  It can turn any parking facility into an electric charging facility.  And, VW says it can make this concept a reality very quickly for widespread use.

VW's Mobiler Lauderoboter
The small VW robot is 100% autonomous from self-driving to doing everything needed to recharge the electric vehicle.  When your EV needs a charge, you open a VW app and call the mobile charging station robot to your location.  The robot, known in German as Mobiler Laderoboter, hauls an energy storage device to your vehicle, opens the charging flip, connects the plug and then disconnects when the charge is done.  All with no human help needed. The robot then drives on to the next EV in need of energy.  It can do a quick charge up to 50 kw on the EV.

Fills a Big Need
This is a VW concept that certainly fills a big need as the use of EV's increases.  A great selling point is the convenience for electric vehicle drivers.  It also eliminates the need for parking facilities to build charging infrastructure.  VW just unveiled the concept and says it can bring it into the marketplace very quickly.

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