With eniDock, Enio is offering a solution for automatic docking of electric cars at charging points. The system does not require robots or complicated electronics. A functional prototype already exists.
The docking process at eniDock takes only a few seconds. The plug is driven out of the electric vehicle like a kind of trunk and is fed into the socket via a funnel-shaped feed line. The system can be used for both AC and DC charging processes. The supported charging power is up to 40 kW. The charging station is set up at a longitudinal or transverse car park in the front area of the car park. A lateral camera supports the positioning of the vehicle. The tolerance is between 20 and 30 cm.
Enio is currently looking for OEM partners and expects that the costs for the expansion at the charging point and in the vehicle in series can each remain below 500 euros. At this week’s IAA in Frankfurt, Enio presented the integration of the eniDock system into a solar carport as a further development step together with Secar.
Enio is known in the field of e-mobility for its software for controlling charging stations and is represented throughout Europe. In addition to controlling charging points, Enio also offers billing, energy and charging management.