How does it work? The driver can automatically tell the vehicle to find a vacant charging station using a smartphone. The vehicle will then drive on its own to an available charging station. Once the vehicle is fully charged, it will then move to another vacant parking space to let other EVs access the charging station. Once the driver is ready to go, it will autonomously return to the location of the driver.
With the growing number of electric cars hitting the road, the number of available chargers will be even more scarce. Pull into any lot with EV chargers and you’ll most likely find that they are already occupied by other vehicles. To help improve the charging process, Hyundai and Kia’s new automated system relocates fully charged vehicles from charging stations and allow other awaiting electric vehicles to charge.
Hyundai and Kia could introduce the technology with the launch of a level 4 autonomous vehicle around 2025.