Mobile Charging Robot Market by Component (Hardware and Software), by Charging Type (AC and DC), and by Vehicle Type (Battery Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)) – Global Analysis & Forecast 2019-2030
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Mobile Charging Robot Market Introduction & Overview
A mobile charging robot is a visionary prototype. The prototype consists of a self-driving compact robot and an energy storage device known as battery wagons. The robot is fitted with cameras, laser scanners, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), and ultrasonic sensors among others that allows it to move freely. When called via an app or V2X communication system, robots escorts a trailer or an energy storage device and connects it to the electric vehicle. The energy storage device stays with the vehicle while the robot goes away to charge other vehicles. Once the vehicle is charged, the robot brings the energy storage device to the charging station to replenish energy. Several number of robots can be employed depending upon the area of parking available. This system of mobile charging robots allows vehicles to charge through wireless communication across different parking facilities, such as multistoried car parking, underground car parking, and conventional parking spaces. The idea of mobile charging robots offers a safe and reliable system for the autonomous charging of electric vehicles using robotic technology.
Increasing adoption of electric vehicles can be attributed to factors such as lower operating costs, low fuel cost, lower emissions and advanced batteries with extended life over conventional vehicles. Electric vehicles such as a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) offer flexible fueling options, while simultaneously employing electric drive technologies.
To support the increasing penetration of EV, the installation of charging points in parking spaces are increasingly becoming mandatory. However, setting up of autonomous charging stations at these locations, significantly augments costs associated with installation & maintenance. Moreover, mobile charging robots are expensive and complex to operate. For instance, tricky scenarios or tasks and human interference such as walking or driving, can lead to uncertain & unpredictable outcomes.
Autonomous robot like-mobile charger promotes free movement of charging robots within a parking space. This concept is anticipated to offer several benefits and evolve parking place into an independent, autonomous, time-saving, wireless charging point, with an ability to operate in an unconstrained manner.
The global mobile charging market can be segmented into component, charging type, vehicle type, and region.
Mobile Charging Robot Market by Component
Based on the component, the market can be segmented into hardware and software. The software guides the path of the autonomous vehicles and the hardware works in sync with the software to create a single functional entity, so as to achieve flexibility & extensibility in terms of performance. The hardware & software implementation simplifies the process in which a robot connects & guides an energy storage device to the electric vehicle. The synchronous amalgamation of either units decide the time accuracy required to charge an electric vehicle and move forward when the task is completed.
Mobile Charging Robot Market by Charging Type
Based on the charging type, the market can be classified into AC and DC. Slow AC charging is a common method of charging EVs. A normal AC charging is used for limited number of 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers and 4-wheeled vehicles. Fast AC charging with onboard chargers and high power ratings are employed by several electric car manufacturers, such as Nissan and Tesla. Whereas, in the DC method of charging, DC is sent directly through the DC charging port to an electric car's battery. DC fast chargers are widely used by cab companies & corporations which possesses fleets of electric cars.
Mobile Charging Robot Market by Vehicle Type
Based on the vehicle type, the market can be classified into a battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). Battery electric vehicles (BEVs/EVs) also known as electric vehicles consist of rechargeable batteries which are charged with electricity from an external source. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) can charge through both regenerative braking and usage of an external source of power.
Mobile Charging Robot Market by Region
Based on the region, the market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (ROW). Europe may be on course to grow in the mobile charging robot market as Volkswagen along with its dealers engages in initiatives to establish charging infrastructure by 2025. Volkswagen further plans of install approximately 36000 charging points throughout entire Europe, moreover, the large portion of which may be available for the public. Furthermore, rapid urbanization and technological advancements along with adoption of these technologies are expected to play a pivotal role in complementing the growth of the market in the coming years.
Hardware includes fundamental components such as cameras, laser scanners, and sensors that guide the software Technological advancements in hardware and software