EV Safe Charge has unveiled ZiGGY, its mobile EV charging robot that provides cost-effective charging, overcoming the limitations of stationary EV chargers without the need for costly electrical infrastructure.
The robotic mobile EV charging platform will be summoned to an EV via mobile app or in-vehicle infotainment system and will arrive at the vehicle’s parking space, ready to reserve the spot for plug-in charging. ZiGGY is able to return to its home base for recharging from the grid, battery or solar energy, or a combination of these. It can also be chosen for offsite charging if no infrastructure is available or desired onsite.
ZiGGY is equipped with two extra-large screens that serve as informational kiosks or interactive advertising displays – an additional income generator for parking facility operators. EV Safe Charge will lease ZiGGY to deliver “Charging as a Service” to facilities and provide ongoing technical support and maintenance.
Facility operators will have the option to direct owners to the app for payment or to provide charging as an amenity. Parking operators will no longer need to block spaces for permanent EV chargers because ZiGGY can serve all parking spaces.
ZiGGY will bring EV charging to parking facilities, shopping and entertainment centers, hotels, fleet operators, and property owners.
EC Safe Charge is poised to be the first company to bring to market a mobile EV charging solution featuring communication and digital, interactive advertising. ZiGGY is currently scheduled to enter production in 2023, and the company has already started taking reservations for it.
“Strong EV sales and emissions reduction goals are creating a more sustainable future, but EV charging infrastructure isn’t keeping up,” said Caradoc Ehrenhalt, Founder & CEO of EV Safe Charge Inc. and ZiGGY’s inventor. “ZiGGY is a flexible and simple solution for virtually any office, mall, or apartment complex to help meet the growing charging needs of its tenants and guests without expensive, time-consuming infrastructure and installation investment if it’s even possible. In many cases, especially in older buildings, adding EV chargers isn’t an option until now.”