NaaS unveils automatic charging robot

  • April 4, 2023
  • William Payne

Chinese EV charging provider NaaS Technology has launched an automatic charging robot. Aiming to simplify the charging process, the new robot includes active vehicle locating, smart charging, and automatic payment settlement.

During an automatic charging session, robots with mechanical arms will automatically dock with EVs and complete charging and settlement processes in one go. Employing deep learning, 5G, V2X, simultaneous localisation and mapping, NaaS’ waterproof and shock-proof robot provides one-click ordering, active vehicle locating, precise self-parking, automatic docking, charging and undocking via mechanical arms, and automatic return and recharging functions. It is available in various charging power and battery capacity configurations and can connect with major OEMs through an open API.

Currently, the automatic charging robot is able to connect with the EV car system through its underlying API interface. In case of insufficient battery power, the automatic charging robot will initiate an automatic vehicle search. On approaching the vehicle, the mechanical arm will detect the position of the charging port and complete the automatic plugging and unplugging of the charging gun, executing an unmanned operation throughout the process.

NaaS’ charging robot was independently developed by the company’s Automatic Energy Replenishment Solution team, whose members include former employees of Bosch, and BMW.

As China’s first EV charging service provider listed on NASDAQ, NaaS had connected over 515,000 chargers as of December 31, 2022. The Company has also obtained more than 100 domestic and overseas patents across charging services, mobile charging devices, and integrated PV-storage charging station solutions.