Los Angeles startup EV Safe Charge has a solution to the underdeveloped EV infrastructure: a battery-on-wheels robot that can autonomously navigate parking areas to bring EV charging straight to your vehicle. Read more about this cool invention, slated for release in 2024, in Car and Driver.
Why It Matters:
- Robotics may be a solution for parking areas looking to implement EV charging but struggling to overcome the limitations of stationary charging systems.
- EV Safe Charge advertises that Ziggy can be immediately deployable and easily scalable.
If you've driven an electric vehicle, you know the struggle of arriving at a parking lot only to find the sparse EV charging spots all filled up. Worse yet, one of the cars hooked up to the charging port is fully charged with no owner in sight! Oh, the horror of underdeveloped EV infrastructure. A Los Angeles startup named EV Safe Charge thinks it has a solution: Ziggy, the EV-charging robot.
Ziggy is intended to be a solution for parking areas looking to implement EV charging but struggling to overcome the limitations of stationary charging systems. The way it works is this: Drivers enter the parking area and reserve a numbered parking spot through an app. When they arrive at their spot, Ziggy is there, ready to charge their car.