The Hyundai Motor Group has been on a roll lately with the introduction of several class leading EVs, like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, Kia EV6, EV9, and Genesis GV60. Now Hyundai is showing off a new tool that will help make charging them even easier. Hyundai has unveiled a new automatic charging robot.

The automatic charging robot for EVs is a one-arm robot capable of plugging a cable into an EV’s charging port and removing it again once charging is complete. Once a vehicle is stationary, the ACR communicates with the vehicle to open the charging port, calculating the exact location and angle through a camera mounted inside. The robot then picks up the charger and fastens it to the vehicle’s charging port. Once charging is complete, the robot removes the charger and closes the cover of the vehicle’s charging port.

Hyundai automatic charging robot

“The ACR will help to make EV-charging easier and more convenient, especially in dark environments. It will also improve accessibility, particularly for people with mobility barriers, as charging cables become thicker and heavier to enable high-speed charging,” said Dong Jin Hyun, Head of Robotics Lab, Hyundai Motor Group. “We will continue developing the ACR for increased safety and more convenience, so that all EV customers can soon benefit from using it at charging stations.”