The ZiGGY robotic mobile EV charger will locate your EV and charge it
Meet the new autonomous robot, the EV Safe Charge ZiGGY robotic mobile EV charger. ZiGGY will not only locate a parking space for the user, it’ll charge their EV’s battery while they’re out running errands. The whole charge and go concept sounds super convenient, but is it practical?
The ZiGGY robotic mobile EV charger will locate a parking space in a lot once the user has scheduled a charging session while using a mobile app or the EV’s infotainment system. Then it’ll reserve the spot, and upon arrival, allow the user to hook the plugs and charge their car battery.
Charging speed for the EV Safe Charge ZiGGY hasn’t been disclosed by the company, but they’ve confirmed to Eletrek that Level 2 charging (12-80 miles per hour) will be accessible at launch. EV Safe Charge added that Level 3 charging (3-20 miles per minute) will also be possible. ZiGGY will then be able to recharge itself when it returns back to base. Another option is for it to utilize the parking lot’s grid or its battery storage solar energy.
“ZiGGY is a flexible and simple solution for virtually any office, mall, or apartment complex to help meet growing charging needs of its tenants and guests without expensive, time-consuming infrastructure and installation investment, if it’s even possible,” said EV Safe Charge Co-founder and CEO Caradoc Ehrenhalt. “In many cases, especially in older buildings, adding EV chargers isn’t an option until now.”
According to the press release, the ZiGGY robotic mobile EV charger won’t be available until 2023, with sites in San Francisco and Brooklyn ready for trial. Whenever that is, we’ll want to give it an immediate try. With that said, we should also expect to pay a high price for the convenience. EV Safe Charge has yet to disclose how much their service will cost.