REDEFINING CHARGING

FOR E-MOBILITY


Fully Automatic. High Power. Efficient. Affordable.

Fully Automatic charging


VOLTERIO (former known as NRG-X) represents and industrializes a ground-breaking approach that is redefining charging of electric vehicles. It is truly the smartest, fully automatic, efficient, affordable and high power charging solution. VOLTERIO does not require precise parking and can be easily integrated/retrofitted to almost every electric vehicle. Therefore, it is the ideal solution for convenient every day charging primarily at home. The system comprises two basic components:

  • Vehicle unit - Retrofitted/integrated in the car’s underbody
  • Base unit - The charging robot on the parking space

Smartest way to connect


Charging via a physical connection to the vehicle’s underbody is not only the most logical approach, but also enables the simplest possible robotic for an automatic connection. Thanks to the revolutionary self-centering, twist-independent, high power connector design, even the angular orientation of the parking vehicle does not matter. Unlike inductive charging, whereas the vehicle must be positioned very precisely, the base unit can compensate for large parking misalignments of even 0,5 x 0,5 m. Charging was never that simple - park and go away.

Revolutionary charging experience

When an electric vehicle with the VOLTERIO charging system approaches to a respective parking lot, the VOLTERIO base unit automatically starts to communicate with the vehicle unit via an encrypted wireless connection. The electric vehicle only needs to be parked roughly over the base unit. Guided by an ultrasound based micro-navigation system the base unit automatically connects after ensuring the correct vehicle position. After checking authorization, the charging process starts automatically or can be scheduled by an intelligent charging management. Recharging will be something you don't have to care about - everything happens automatically.

Scope of movement

The compact designed base unit measures only 5 cm in height and is everything you notice from the VOLTERIO charging system. Optionally, an alternative version of the base unit will be fully flat embedded in the ground. The base unit's large scope of movement compensates parking misalignment through a lengthwise and pivot movement. The system works from all orientations. Additionally, the VOLTERIO connector with its self-centering design, can compensate mechanically horizontal misalignments of 7 cm as well as slight tilts. This results in very low requirements in terms of accuracy of the positioning and makes the robot so inexpensive. VOLTERIO will not only be the cutting-edge solution for high-end luxury cars, it is designed to reach the mass market and will likely replace most of the conventional charging stations.

New possibilities for AUTONOMOUS driving

Due to an 'anytime' automatic grid connection, VOLTERIO enables entirely new possibilities for autonomous driving cars. Up to now, there is no satisfying solution for upcoming autonomous driving electric vehicles for an automatic charging system. Furthermore, the entire parking time can be potentially used to obtain energy from the power grid when it is reasonable. This enhances new business models such as real-time pricing or active load management.

Ground-breaking connector


The heart of the VOLTERIO system is the innovative, patented self-centering connector. Any arbitrary position of the connector (1) within the dimensions of the vehicle unit's counterpart results in an interlocking position (2). Therefore, all coaxial and hollow cylindrical contact elements of the connector are aligned in order to fully connect with the respective conductor of the vehicle unit (3). This enables not only an extremely compact design but also large conductor cross-sections for a high current carrying capacity, respectively, high power charging.

Cable-based (conductive) vs. inductive charging


VOLTERIO combines all the advantages of conductive, cable based charging systems with the advantages of inductive systems without having their respective disadvantages or at least in a mitigated way. Inductive systems cannot be the future due to the fact, that they have too many fundamentally physical related disadvantages compared to conductive systems.


Sophisticated features of VOLTERIO


The pioneering solution VOLTERIO provides everything that fulfils future expectations of an ideal charging system.

Automatic Charging

90% of charging takes place at private homes, these 90% will be fully automatic with VOLTERIO

High Power

Enables charging with AC 22 kW for private homes; future public ultra-charging with up to DC 400 kW is feasible

Energy-Efficient

In contrast to inductive charging systems, the physical (conductive) connection of VOLTERIO is practically lossless

Safety

VOLTERIO is electrically encapsulated, moisture and dirt protected, corrosion-resistant, always volt-free - it is the safest way to charge.

Easy installation

The vehicle unit can be easily adapted to every EV, the base unit is just plug and play without any need for an electrician

Low cost

Albeit VOLTERIO provides fully automatic, high power charging, it can even compete in terms of pricing with conventional charging stations

Compatibility

VOLTERIO is fully compatible with conventional charging equipment and uses the same communication standards for charging

Intelligent Charging

An intelligent charging management system enables optimized balance between charging capacity, duration with regards to alternating supply grid loads

Cooperations and partners


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Among our clients are already the world's leading premium OEMs. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, messages or if you are also looking for strategic collaborations or partnerships:

office[at]volterio.com