The Chinese manufacturer recently announced the arrival of its U5 SUV on the European market for the end of summer 2020. It has just filed several patents in China and in Europe for the development of its autonomous charger robot.
CARL, the name given by Aiways to its robot, can travel on request over a predefined area to an electric vehicle in order to recharge it, without human intervention.
Fast and autonomous charging: CARL, the robot that will make your life easier
The concept is simple: you arrive in a parking lot with your electric vehicle and you need a charging station. No need to wait until the terminals are available. CARL comes to you, or rather to your vehicle.
It connects alone on your car and launches a quick charge at 30 or 60 kWh. Once the charge cycle is completed, it moves to the next electric vehicle, always in autonomy.
Aiways announces about 50 minutes to charge 80% of the battery pack of an electric car, to be modulated according to the charging power and the capacity of the said pack.
Once its own battery is empty, CARL will go on its own to connect to the electrical network to charge before resuming work.
Order your load from the mobile app and let CARL take care of it
CARL can however only operate on its own site. Company parking lot or large surfaces, the robot must be able to have an area adapted to its use, in particular so that it can circulate between vehicles to reach the charge sockets.
To order the load of your vehicle, you just need to be parked in the car park equipped with CARL robots and place an order on the mobile application. When you leave your car, CARL will come and take care of it. It will then use the GPS data of the parking lot and the vehicle to carry out the charge. The application will allow the opening of the load hatch when the robot arrives.
This innovation will make life easier for users of electric vehicles. On equipped car parks, CARL will sign the end of the problem of terminals squatted by a thermal vehicle, for example.