Plugging in may never be the same…
Electrify America and Stable announce collaboration to deploy the world’s first commercial robotic DC fast-charging facility in San Francisco, to be used for autonomous electric vehicle fleets.
As a part of Electrify America’s Cycle 2 plans, the company announced plans to conduct
autonomous charging demonstrations to better understand the optimal charging site design,
hardware and back-end solutions. Information from this first site will also help both companies
evaluate appropriate business models for different autonomous fleet holders across various
locations at commercial scale.
Stable will manage the overall project and pair its robotic technology and advanced scheduling
software with Electrify America’s charging equipment and Electrify America will evaluate the hardware, network, operations and billing of its charging systems to best suit autonomous EV charging fleets.
“We believe that reliable, high power electric vehicle charging infrastructure is essential for the accelerated adoption of EVs in the U.S., and recognize that foundational solutions like DC fast charging can be adapted for different charging needs,” says Wayne Killen, director, infrastructure planning and business development, Electrify America, LLC. “Autonomous vehicles will play an important role in the future of driving, particularly with fleets, and tailored
charging options for self-driving EVs will be critical to develop that effort. We’re excited to partner with Stable to be at the forefront of learning more and developing those charging solutions.”
Back in 2015, Tesla showed off a robotic charging system, but little more about it has been revealed by the automaker since then.
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