Latest Win for Startup and its Mobile Robotic EV Charger ZiGGY
LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2023 – EV Safe Charge was chosen by Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to be part of the organization’s latest Incubation Program cohort, providing opportunities for the startup to focus on accelerating its commercialization of the first and only mobile EV charging robot with communication and advertising, ZiGGY. LACI is the City of Los Angeles’s official cleantech business incubator, established to create an inclusive green economy for the people of Los Angeles by working with startups to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies, transforming markets through partnerships with policymakers, innovators, and market leaders, and enhancing communities through workforce development, pilots, and other programs. The cohort includes companies that are transforming the landscape of zero emissions transportation, clean energy and sustainable cities.
“We are honored that EV Safe Charge was chosen by LACI to be part of Cohort 6,” said Caradoc Ehrenhalt, founder and CEO of EV Safe Charge. “We are eager to capitalize on the resources that LACI offers to further advance our commercialization plans for ZiGGY. As the first and only mobile EV charger that aims to affordably and safely meet the EV charging needs of virtually any commercial parking lot – we hope to bring our innovative solution to multifamily, retail, hospitality and airport settings across Los Angeles and beyond as we begin demonstration projects and pilots at DFW Airport and with the City of Barcelona. We have further differentiated our autonomous offer with a built-in communications and advertising platform to create a revenue stream for sites.”
“One of the ways LACI is creating an inclusive green economy and accelerating equitable climate action is by seeking and helping scale a diverse portfolio of startups and founders with our curriculum, coaching, mentorship, access to unique funding, including our debt and venture funds, piloting and scaling their technologies, and more,” said LACI CEO Matt Petersen. Petersen continued, “That is why LACI is excited about cleantech startups like EV Safe Charge, who are joining our incubation program, so we can help deploy climate solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fill gaps in the marketplace, create green jobs and economic opportunity.”
“Parking operators must meet the growing demand for EVs to charge easily,” explained Caradoc Ehrenhalt. “In evaluating startups to include in its new cohort, we believe LACI chose us because they saw the unique role the tech offered by ZiGGY will play in the future of EV charging, due to its innovative flexibility to provide charging where infrastructure is lacking and to reach every car in a parking lot, not just a few spaces.”
EV Safe Charge, in addition to selling commercial Level 2 and DC Fast Chargers, creates and implements temporary charging solutions for its large-scale commercial customers, including many mobility manufacturers such as Jaguar, Porsche, Stellantis, Nissan, Audi, Daimler, and Harley-Davidson. “At EV Safe Charge, we worked the past three years to develop ZiGGY, an onsite-autonomous robotic charger operating through an app to meet a broad range of EV charging needs in locations everywhere,” continued Ehrenhalt. Recently, the city of Barcelona chose EV Safe Charge as the winner of its pilot-project competition for flexible EV charging based on ZiGGY’s ability to serve many vehicles within a parking area. This is the first municipal pilot of a mobile, robotic EV charger. Also, ZiGGY just concluded a successful demo at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as a participant in the airport’s demonstration program to assess cutting-edge EV-charging approaches this summer. This airport demonstration is the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
About EV Safe Charge
EV Safe Charge is a leading provider and innovator of flexible electric vehicle (EV) charging technology. The company, funded by private angel investors, created the first comprehensive mobile rental charging solution for the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, and is meeting the mobile charging needs for major OEMs and events and venues needing temporary charging. A BRITE Energy Innovators portfolio company, and LACI company, EV Safe Charge recently previewed ZiGGY, its advanced technology solution to further meet mobile charging needs. EV Safe Charge is committed to creating a more sustainable and convenient electric future. For more information, visit our Website, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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ZiGGY™ is a Trademark of EV Safe Charge Inc.
A short ZiGGY video can be seen here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvyQwPzUNp0 – and one created by the World Economic Forum can be seen here – https://www.weforum.org/videos/ziggy-theev-charging-robot-on-wheels
About The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is creating an inclusive green economy for Greater Los Angeles and beyond through: unlocking innovation by incubating cleantech startups to scale their climate solutions, and helping support underrepresented founders in particular; transforming markets through catalytic partnerships with policymakers, innovators, and private sector leaders in transportation, energy, and sustainable cities; and enhancing communities through workforce development, pilots, and other programs. Founded as an economic development initiative by the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP), LACI has been recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI Global. LACI has helped 375 portfolio companies raise over $1 billion in funding, generated $335 million in revenue, and created 2,626 jobs throughout the Los Angeles region, with a long term economic impact of more than $587 million. Learn more at www.laci.org.