The fuel doors on internal combustion vehicles do not typical bring a “wow” factor to vehicle design. This is changing when we consider battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
To match the new propulsion forms, Charging Gates or “fuel doors” for e-vehicles are being used to highlight or differentiate xEV design. Including the integration of displays or discreet lighting to show the battery's charge status. In addition, unique opening & closing motion augment the overall e-vehicle design language. Various functions of the charging door can be individually configured via software. For example, emergency closing, anti-tramper protection or operation by means of sensors and remote (app or key based can be implemented).
The automatic charging door movement truly emphasizes the “futuristic” design of electric vehicles. With reliably developed kinematics, robust actuator selection and smart configuration of software, Active Charging Gate can bring the “wow” factor.
The most important highlights
Tailored Kinematic solutions to match the vehicles design
Robust design of the system and components and actuator
Internally developed locking system and emergency unlocking concept
Individually adaptable software functions
Reliable manufacturing processes for consistent high quality
Your customer benefits through our charge ports
Intelligent, self-locking kinematic solution
Low operating noise level
Push-to-run and anti-pinch function
Integrated lighting and electrical components
Application specific actuator technology
Available in various paintable materials
Full Service from Röchling
Complete service including material selection, CAD/CAE, test laboratory, tool and fixture construction, automation process and quality assurance.
Ten years of experience in system manufacturing, as well as actuator technology and kinematics.