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June 27, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Here’s a concierge EV recharging solution

This is about as close to concierge recharging service for your electric vehicle (EV) as you can get.

Charging technology provider EV Safe Charge has unveiled ZiGGY – a mobile robot that can charge an EV wherever it’s parked. Through its ability to recharge itself via different energy sources and its summoning feature, ZiGGY can alleviate the need to install specific parking stalls for EV charging, as any spot can now become a spot to recharge.

When it hits the market in 2023, the ZiGGY robot (pictured at right) will be summoned to a person’s EV using a mobile app or in-vehicle infotainment system. If summoned ahead of time, the robot will arrive at parking space and hold it for the customer, then plug-in for charging once the driver is safely parked.

Following an EV visit, ZiGGY will be able to return to its home base to recharge from the grid, battery storage, solar energy, or a combination of these sources. The ZiGGY robots can also be implemented for offsite charging if no infrastructure is available.