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Okay, this EV charging robot is wicked!

We might have a game-changer for mobility in China

Okay, this EV charging robot is wicked!
Ioanna Lykiardopoulou
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Ioanna Lykiardopoulou

Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives. Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives.

Have you ever dreamed of a mobile robot that would independently charge your EV with the tap of a button on your phone?

Well, Envision Group has made it happen, and the firm says we will see its new device on the streets in June 2021.

Last week, the Chinese green tech company launched what it claims to be the word’s first mass-produced charging robot, powered by 100% green electricity.

“Mochi”, as it’s called, uses Envision Group’s EnOSTM intelligent operating system, which connects and manages over 200GW of renewable energy assets worldwide.

Envision sees Mochi increasing flexibility for the growing user base of EVs in Asia, and especially in China.

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Envision’s green charging robot, Mochi

It’s said to be compatible with most mainstream vehicles currently on the market, and features a capacity of 70 kWh and a 42 kW power output.

That should enable it to charge a typical EV in two hours for a range up to 600 km – though it’ll be worth waiting for reviews from real-world testing to see how it fares with popular cars.

What’s more, Mochi is promised to be mobile, smart and easy to use.

EV drivers will only need to subscribe to the Mochi App, and the robot will take care of all the rest.

After receiving an order to recharge, Mochi will locate the vehicle using its precise navigation system, and it will start charging automatically.

In addition, Envision’s OS will monitor the EV battery in real time, and conduct a comprehensive health examination to ensure that it’s fully safe.

Well, I’m looking forward to it!


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