This robot will find you a parking space AND charge your EV while you’re on the go

 

This is Ziggy, a mobile robot that will charge your battery-powered vehicle while you’re out and about.

Ziggy is basically a battery bank on wheels that you can summon with your mobile phone.

And if that’s not cool enough, it will also find a parking space for you and reserve it until you get there. Read more

The ZiGGY Robot Will Find and Charge Your EV – Review Geek

ZiGGY is a neat new autonomous robot that will find you a parking spot, wait for you, and recharge your electric vehicle battery while you’re shopping, at work, or running errands. No, seriously. Read more

EV SAFE CHARGE’S ZIGGY IS AN AUTOMATED CHARGING ROBOT FOR PARKING LOTS

With almost every carmaker now committed to the complete electrification of their entire lineup in the next few years, companies are developing new technology for the surging number of EVs. Soon, gas stations will become relics of a bygone era as charging stations eventually replace them. Pushing the envelope even further are innovative platforms like the ZiGGY. Read more

Meet ZiGGY the super clever self-driving EV charger – but can it play guitar?

Our thanks to Takayuki Yamazaki on Twitter for drawing our attention to ZiGGY, a self-driving electric vehicle (EV) charger.

Aside from looking pretty cool, we think this is exactly the kind of innovation needed to tackle the UK’s notoriously slow rollout of EV charging points.

ZiGGY self-driving EV charger

 

In this recent story from The Express – ‘We’re still not ready’: Lack of electric car chargers leaving UK unequipped for EV future – Helen Robinson, corporate communications director at Euro Car Parts, bemoans the lack of investment.

“In order for the transition from petrol or diesel to electric to be successful, the UK must be able to meet the demand and provide ample charging points for drivers,” she said.

Unfortunately, back in December, The Guardian noted that: “The government has quietly backtracked on proposals to require every shop, office or factory in England to install at least one electric car charger if they have a large car park, prompting criticism by environmental campaigners.

“The original plan required every new and existing non-residential building with parking for 20 cars or more to install a charger. However, the Department for Transport (DfT) has now revealed it will only require chargers be installed in new or refurbished commercial premises amid fears over the cost for businesses.”

The name Ziggy of course brings to mind David Bowie’s fictional alien rockstar, who, according to Wikipedia, “arrives on an Earth that is dying due to a lack of natural resources”.

Self-driving EV charger

This ZiGGY, its LA-based maker EV Safe Charge say, represents “A cost-effective EV charging solution unlike any other. ZiGGY is a robotic mobile EV charging platform that serves all parking spaces, not just a few.”

It goes on to assert that 500 million chargers could be required globally by 2040, up from fewer than six million today, representing nearly $1.6 trillion of cumulative investment in EV charging infrastructure.

This nifty robot can be contacted via an app whereby it will secure a parking spot and wait for you.

It will notify you once you’re charged before moving on to the next EV or heading back to base to recharge.

This removes the need for dedicated EV spaces and the addition of video advertising on ZiGGY’s side means there’s a bonus revenue stream as well.

All very clever, but can it play guitar?

Ziggy the robotic EV charger will save you a park and blast ads at you

This clever robotic EV charger will find a parking spot, reserve it for you, then sit behind you to charge your EV, cheerfully displaying ads all the way as another revenue stream for carpark operators. It’s a nifty idea, but we do wonder how Ziggy will cope with the brutally competitive, openly hostile environment of a crowded mall car park on Christmas Eve.

The Ziggy charging robot is a project by EV Safe Charge, aimed at giving parking garages a super-easy, super-flexible and cost-effective way to add EV charge spots without having to hang chargers next to every park.

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ZIGGY, THE ROBOTIC CHARGER THAT RESERVES PARKING FOR YOUR ELECTRIC CAR AND SHOWS YOU ADS WHILE CHARGING IT

Optimizing the work performed by electric car chargers to the maximum seems to have become the goal of manufacturers, who are always looking for a way to make this an efficient and versatile element.

In this sense, the company that develops charging solutions for electric cars EV Safe Charge has recently presented Ziggy, a smart robotic loader designed not only to provide charging for your electric car, but also to find you a parking space and show you ads while carrying out the charging process.

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Ziggy, the charging robot that reserves parking spaces for your electric car and shows you advertisements while charging

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Rising Gas Prices Another Reason for Retail to Install EV Chargers

The number of charging stations on the market now are inadequate to meet the needs of existing EV motorists.

Retail properties stand to benefit greatly from the growing number of electric vehicles on the road, a new post from the National Association of Realtors, points out, noting the synergy between electric charging stations and retail sales are similar to convenience stores’ relationship to gas stations.

“EV charging stations amount not only to an added convenience amenity allowing consumers to refuel as they shop, but they have the potential to increase footfalls and to promote shoppers lingering in projects and stores for longer periods of time,” David Greensfelder, managing principal, Greensfelder Commercial Real Estate, tells GlobeSt.com. Read more

Capstone Successfully Completes Start-Up Financing Deal for EV Safe Charge

November 11, 2021

 

The Opportunity:

As an emerging player in the growing Electric Vehicle services market, EV Safe Charge is creating the much-needed infrastructure for the 18.7 million electric vehicles expected to be on the road by the end of the decade (the current market sits at close to 1.5 million vehicles nationwide). With such tremendous growth will come a surge in demand for commercial, residential, mobile, and fast charging stations. EV Safe Charge works with best-in-class equipment manufacturers for product selection, installation, network management software, charging station rentals, and consultations. As such, they are positioned as a key liaison in helping developers, businesses, governments, and other stakeholders provide robust, reliable vehicle charging solutions for their clients, customers, and the public. Read more

BRITE engages LA-based EV charging company

WARREN — A Los Angeles-based company using Columbus as a guinea pig to develop and manufacture its mobile electric vehicle charging stations is part of BRITE Energy Innovators’ portfolio, using the energy startup incubator to rapidly develop a prototype.

BRITE also will help plan for production “with enthusiastic support, connections in manufacturing and energy, a strong investor base and an ideal location in the heart of American manufacturing country,” Caradoc Ehrenhalt, EV Safe Charge’s founder and CEO, said. Read more