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Autocar, LLC and Rocsys Join Forces in Hands-Free Charging for Electric Truck Fleets

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Autocar, LLC and Rocsys Join Forces in Hands-Free Charging for Electric Truck Fleets

HAGERSTOWN, Ind. (March 26, 2024)  - Autocar, LLC, manufacturer of severe-duty vocational trucks carrying the first specialized truck brand in North America, has announced its collaboration with Rocsys, the  charging platform globally transforming mobility, to bring hands-free charging capabilities for Autocar’s electric terminal tractors. This strategic alliance marks an industry first with the operational deployment of terminal tractors powered by hands-free charging at distribution centers, inland ports and other logistics facilities.

"Hands-free charging is a pivotal advancement in the electrification of commercial vehicle fleets," remarked Andrew Taitz, Chairman of Autocar. "We are delighted to partner with Rocsys and leverage their expertise in delivering cutting-edge hands-free charging solutions. This collaboration underscores our commitment to staying at the forefront of EV adoption and providing our customers with a broad range of powertrain solutions to support their specific needs."

“Providing hands-free charging for Autocar customers means they won’t have to piecemeal charging solutions together when they purchase EV trucks from us. All they need will come in one package – ‘always up’ EV trucks combined with non-manual charging set up for them onsite. By eliminating the need for manual intervention, hands-free charging ensures uninterrupted and efficient charging operations round the clock, enhancing fleet productivity and sustainability,” Taitz said.

With a pilot order already secured from an Autocar National Account customer for support of its logistics operations, Autocar and Rocsys are poised to revolutionize the landscape of electric truck fleets.

Crijn Bouman, CEO and Co-founder of Rocsys, said, "We're thrilled to collaborate with Autocar in providing our hands-free charging solutions for their electric vehicles. Autocar's dedication to innovation and sustainability aligns perfectly with our vision of safer, efficient, and more seamless e-mobility, making them the ideal partner as we explore the potential of hands-free charging for ports and distribution centers."

Bouman added that hands-free charging not only streamlines charging processes but also minimizes wear and tear on charging cables and connectors, ensuring reliable and rapid charging for electric fleets. Rocsys solutions are compatible with any high-power DC charging station utilizing a CCS-1 charging connector, facilitating seamless integration with existing charging infrastructure. Rocsys utilizes a combination of soft robotics, computer vision technology, and advanced AI to create a seamless charging process. Throughout the pilot, Rocsys will capture hundreds of images that their system will use to work towards a 99% successful plug-in rate before the delivery to customers.


About Autocar, LLC:

Autocar, LLC, manufacturer of severe-duty vocational trucks carrying the first specialized truck brand in North America, is the only American-owned and operated original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of trucks. Autocar’s severe-duty vocational trucks provide customers the perfect tool for their jobs with the most uptime, support, and impact on their bottom line. Autocar collaborates with customers to build trucks to their exact specifications and needs. Autocar’s purpose-built severe-duty truck lines include ACMD and ACX cab-over trucks, the ACTT and its all-electric E-ACTT terminal tractors, and the DC-64 Class 8 work trucks. Autocar recognizes that performance and uptime are everything and offers every customer 24/7 access to its ALWAYS UP® direct factory support center staffed by expert technicians who engineer and build Autocar’s trucks (www.autocartruck.com).


About Rocsys:

Rocsys is the global leader in hands-free charging solutions for electric vehicles. The company’s cutting-edge technology, including next generation soft robotics, AI-driven computer vision, and data-driven services, unlocks greater efficiency, safety, seamlessness, sustainability and scalability for the world’s leading ports operators, logistics companies and automotive brands. With operations in Europe and the United States, Rocsys plays a leading role in shaping standards that will unify a powerful EV ecosystem through industry consortiums and strategic partnerships with multinational corporations and OEMs.


Contact Rocsys:

Sandra Idzenga
Head of Marketing & Communications

M: +31 6 1943 20 47
E: sidzenga@rocsys.com
W: www.rocsys.com

Publication date: March 26, 2024