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World’s first fully automatic charging station for teledriven cars inaugurated in Estonia

Listed Estonian car-sharing company Elmo and the charging solution provider Elonroad have inaugurated the world’s first fully automatic charging station for teledriven cars in Tallinn, Estonia.

Elmo’s road-legal teledrivable Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe, which received special retrofitting by Elonroad, were both presented during the automatic charging rail opening event.

Elmo needed fully automated charging systems to keep charging interruptions at a minimum, reduce the extra workforce and extra driving to and from Elmo’s headquarters, to charge the teledriven cars where no physical person can go out and charge the vehicle manually.

The project is co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.

Enn Laansoo, Jr., CEO and co-founder of Elmo, said that humanless charging is vital for maintaining the company’s leadership in the rapidly expanding teledriving sector.

“It underscores our strategic approach to remotely controlled vehicles and highlights the remarkable momentum that teledriving technology has built over the last year and a half,” he said.

Karin Ebbinghaus, CEO Elonroad, added that Elonroad is now ready to assist Elmo and their partners as they scale their business.

“It is very interesting for us to carry out this type of project in a country like Estonia, which is at the forefront of digitalization. Furthermore, the project represents a perfect combination of the two megatrends of electrification and sharing economy,” Ebbinghaus said.

Source: BNS

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