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Ford Autonomous Ev Charging Robot

Ford Develops Autonomous EV Charging Station

July 28, 2022
What a full service station for electric vehicles might look like.

Ford is testing a robot charging station operated by smartphone that allows electric vehicle drivers to charge their cars and trucks without leaving them.

The robot was developed at Dortmund University in Germany and designed for installation at parking spaces or drivers' homes. A follow-up project to improve the design is underway with IONITY, a developer of highway EV charging stations in Europe.

The autonomous charging station was designed with disabled drivers in mind. Families juggling multiple children in the car on long trips might also appreciate this technology.

Ford recently announced its plans for securing enough battery capacity to manufacture 600,000 passenger EVs by the end of 2022 and 2 million EVs by 2026.

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