Electric vehicles in San Francisco will be charged by robots, thanks to VW and Electrify America

Electrify America (an electric vehicle charging infrastructure company), which was started by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with the US over the Diesel-gate scandal, announced an agreement with Stable Auto (a San Francisco electric vehicle charging company).

The robot arms of a charging station for EV’s.

Electrify America will be deploying the first autonomous charging station, with robot arms, for EV’s, in San Francisco.

A Stable / Electrify America charging station.

According to Rohan Puri “What we set out to do was to reinvent the gas station for this new era of transportation, which will be fleet-dominant and electric.”

The collaboration will deploy the first commercial robotic charging services for self-driving cars.

Electrify America and Stable recognize the emergence of both electric and autonomous vehicle. As part of this agreement, Electrify America will evaluate the hardware, network, operations provided two 150kW DC fast chargers to Stable’s charging facility for initial development work.

Stable will manage the overall project and pair its robotic technology and advanced scheduling software located at its facility with Electrify America’s chargers.

Stable has selected Black & Veatch to be the engineering company for this project.

Stable (formerly Diatom Robotics) provides the first complete solution for charging electric and autonomous vehicle fleets at high-utilization.

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