Volkswagen is looking to support electric car drivers of the future with a new concept to charge electric vehicles that involves an autonomous robot. The system is essentially a charging station on wheels that has the potential to remove the need for designated parking spots specifically for EVs.
The vision for this new way to charge electric cars involves using an app to activate a robot, which is capable of making its own way to where a motorist has parked their vehicle. The autonomous robot moves a "battery wagon" to the parking spot and returns to its dock, knowing precisely how much electricity a driver needs to replenish their car battery and continue on their journey. Once plugged in the battery wagons are capable of quickly charging up an electric vehicle.