Electrify America goes a step further with the aim of creating public robotic charging systems. A first presentation of the project was recently made in San Francisco, California and in collaboration with Stable Auto. Essentially it is a fully automated unit from robotic power chargers up to 150 kW.
The driver what he has to do is park in the right spot. Then the camera system recognizes the type of electric car and charging slot. Automatically opens the cover and places the “plug” to charge the car. The payment process, which is done via subscription, is fully automated.
Although Electrify America is primarily targeted at the North American market, this original idea could be applied to Europe for those who are bored with the charging process and wish to remain in their vehicle. In the long run it sounds like an ideal scenario combined with autonomous driving.