These robots will likely function in association with the idle rate of electric piles, so as to flexibly allocate energy and meet EV owners' demand in the best possible way, NaaS said.
Despite the efforts of infrastructure builders, the expansion of EV charging networks has yet to keep pace with the proliferation of EVs in China.
China's saturated EV space is on the brink of a major shakeup. Consolidation is expected, since many loss-making players won't survive the cash-burning game and will be pushed out of the market.
Lured by the market prospects, a number of companies have started working on autonomous charging vehicles or gadgets, instead of stationary charging piles.
The performance of these firms is considered a key barometer of a country's economic vigor. A sustained boom in demand from 3C, new energy vehicle and photovoltaic industries led the uptick of industrial robot adoption.
Under this strategy, the manufacturing giant is to evolve into a dominant player in the area of cutting-edge products and services, to embrace digitalization and branch into EV, digital health and robotics.
Chinese firms, especially state-owned enterprises involved in infrastructure, have long fueled resentment over the practice to employ Chinese workers to staff overseas factories, instead of hiring locally.
As EV adoption picks up the pace, it's common in China to encounter difficulty in accessing a charging post. EV motorists can spend minutes driving around in car parks, only to find all spaces full or hogged by fuel-powered vehicles.
The cash injection into Standard Robots came as China has embarked on a campaign to promote robotic applications across a spectrum of industries.
A shortage of charging posts, long wait or EV parking spaces hogged by fuel-powered vehicles have long hindered the penetration of EVs in China.
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