Hyundai and Kia unveil self-park and self-charge EV concept

Kia and Hyundai have launched a concept which will see Electric Vehicles (EVs) park and charge themselves within just six years.

By using a smartphone app, the operator/driver will have the ability to set the EV to automatically find a vacant wireless charging station. The vehicle will register once it is fully charged and using the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS), it will relocate to another vacant parking spot.

Hyundai says the system offers a solution for drivers that face the daily challenge of overcrowded parking spots, whilst also charging in a seamless concurrent way. The two car brands hope to have the technology commercially available upon the launch of level 4 autonomous vehicles by 2025.

Such technology aids the overarching plan to commercialise autonomous vehicles in various smart cities from 2021 with a goal of launching fully autonomous vehicles by 2030.

Source: – EVs will self-park and charge

21 Jan 2019