Robot Charger is On the Move

As the founder of EV Safe Charge, Caradoc Ehrenhalt is a big believer in electric vehicles.
So much so that he started the downtown-based company to provide electric charging stations, first in residential and then in commercial buildings.

And now he is pivoting again and getting into mobile charging stations with Ziggy, a battery on wheels.
After all, one of the barriers to mass electric vehicle adoption is charging anxiety, or the worry that a vehicle would run out of power before reaching a charging station.

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ZIGGY: The EV charging robot that rolls to you

EV Safe Charge founder and CEO Caradoc Ehrenhalt introduces the robotics firm’s mobile solution to ‘charge anxiety’ on ‘The Claman Countdown.’

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This Car Charger Bot Will Also Hold Your Spot Meet Ziggy, the EV charging robot

The vision of Ziggy, a mobile EV charger designed to tool around parking lots like a plug-wielding valet, raises an important question: Do robots take tips? Read more

EV Charging Stations Go Mobile

Startup EV Safe Charge is addressing rcharging anxiety with a robotic charging station. ZiGGY charging station from EV Safe Charge Read more

Charge-bot could turn any parking spot into an EV charging space

Finding space for fixed EV chargers can be difficult, so one startup aims to make chargers mobile.

EV Safe Charge recently previewed a mobile charging robot called Ziggy that drivers will be able to summon using a smartphone app or their car’s infotainment system. The robot finds the car, plugs in, and then returns to a staging area to be recharged from the grid, a solar array, or energy storage batteries.

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Meet ZiGGY, a mobile EV charging robot with a kiosk-style ad platform

The quest to provide convenient, scalable and cost-effective EV charging, and make a profit by doing so, has spawned many interesting technological solutions over the years. The latest audacious proposition to cross our desk comes from EV Safe Charge, which has developed a mobile EV charging robot called ZiGGY. Read more

Best Way to Charge an Electric Car May Soon Be a Robot Named Ziggy

The battery-on-wheels robot can autonomously navigate parking areas to bring EV charging straight to whatever spot you’ve parked in. It’s slated for release by late 2023 or early 2024.

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Meet Ziggy, the traveling robot that can charge your electric vehicle

Ziggy can save you a parking spot and recharge your car, which will make EVs more feasible in a variety of spaces.

Meet Ziggy, the traveling robot that can charge your electric vehicle

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Meet Ziggy, the Mobile Robot That Will Charge Your EV While You Shop

The robot will find you a parking space, reserve it, then charge your battery while you run errands.

EV Safe Charge's mobile charging robot ZiGGY

Charging your battery-powered vehicle could get a lot easier if EV Safe Charge has anything to say about it.

 

The company has just unveiled a new mobile charging robot named Ziggy that can top up your EV while you’re out running errands, according to Electrek. Once you’ve booked a charging session, the rolling battery bank will identify a spot in a parking lot for you, reserve it, then charge your battery while you’re off shopping, seeing a movie or grabbing a bite to eat.

 

You’ll be able to book and summon Ziggy using either a mobile app or your EV’s infotainment system. EV Safe Charge hasn’t revealed the rate at which the robot will be able to charge, but the company told Eletrek that Level 2 charging (12-80 miles per hour) will be available at launch. The company also said it will eventually be capable of Level 3 charging (3-20 miles per minute). When it’s done charging your battery, Ziggy will return to its home base, where it will recharge itself using either the parking lot’s power grid, battery storage solar energy or a mixture of all three.

Ziggy certainly sounds promising, but there are a couple potential downsides. The first is that the robot will be equipped with two large touch screens. They could be used to display relevant information, but EV Safe Charge’s renders of the device also suggests the device could be used as a rolling billboard. The second, which was first pointed out by New Atlas, is the question as to whether or not the machine can function as planned in a crowded parking lot. If you’ve ever shopped a mall during holidays, you know how crazed drivers can be while fighting for a space. It’s hard to imagine holiday-addled shoppers passing over a space because it was reserved by a robot.

Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long to find out if Ziggy works as planned. EV Safe Charge hasn’t announced a firm launch date yet, but plans to put the charging robot into production next year. Sites in San Francisco and Brooklyn have already agreed to give the charging robot a tryout. So, we may soon have our answer.

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

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Ziggy will roll itself into a free parking space to reserve it for you, and once you get there it’ll let you in and sit behind your car to provide EV charging as well as advertising space

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. Read more