April 22, 2021

EnvisionMochi 400x275Envision Group has launched Mochi, a mass-produced, mobile smart charging robot that is 100% powered by green electricity. The new device, unveiled at Envision’s Net Zero Day in Shanghai, will be commercially available in June 2021.

For electric vehicle (EV) drivers, charging stations are limited in part because pre-installed charging points are often occupied by other users in public spaces, Envision said. Mochi can be deployed in many locations, and will automatically find and charge EVs, saving time and hassle for drivers. As more EVs hit the road, Mochi can provide a flexible solution to help meet the increasing demand for charging stations.

The Mochi robot operates on Envision’s EnOS intelligent operating system, which connects and manages more than 200GW of renewable energy assets globally. The system provides Mochi with 100% access to green electricity, allowing EVs, charged by Mochi, to offer passengers “a truly green ride,” the company said. Mochi is compatible with most mainstream EVs on the market. With Envision’s AESC vehicle-security-level batteries, Mochi has a capacity of 70 kWh and a 42 kW power output. The company said Mochi can charge an EV in just two hours for a cruising range up to 600 km.

Subscribing to the service through a Mochi app, drivers can leave their cars and count on Mochi to charge the EVs automatically, the company added. After receiving instruction, Mochi will set up a smart charging plan, locate the EV, and start charging independently. The EnOS will conduct real-time monitoring on the EV battery, along with a comprehensive health examination to ensure its safety. The robot includes location-sensing technology that allows it to travel with centimeter-level navigation accuracy and can stop safely within 0.2 seconds from its full speed of 1 meter per second.

“Mochi is an intelligent charging assistant for electric cars and will be a partner for everyone in the net-zero future,” said Zhang Lei, CEO of Envision Group. “The smart device is also a link that brings power to people’s day-to-day lives and allows everyone to embrace a net-zero life in advance.”

Mochi is scheduled to start operations in Shanghai this summer, the company said. More details are available at the company’s website. The company said it plans to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2022 and achieve carbon neutrality throughout its supply chain by 2028.