ZiGGY: this is the autonomous robot that will recharge electric cars wherever they are

The future is in electricity. Nowadays, more and more manufacturers add to the production of electric vehicles, which promise to be more environmentally friendly. But one of the debates revolves around the electrical charge.

So far it is known that there are two recharging points: the house and the charging stations, which are like current fossil fuel taps, but for electricity. Instead, the company EV Safe Charge has proposed the creation of an autonomous robot capable of moving to bring recharging to the vehicle.

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This is ZiGGY, which works as a mobile charging point. The robot is powered by a common electrical network or solar panels. Through an app, you can go to the customer’s call in any parking lot to start recharging the vehicle.

On its website, the company goes ahead in time and notes that “500 million chargers could be required worldwide by 2040, compared to less than six million today, representing almost $1.6 trillion of investment. accumulated in electric vehicle charging infrastructure”. Therefore, the option of a robot could facilitate future demand, as a mobile charging point.

In this way, the company EV Safe Charge opens up a possibility for recharging even in places that are difficult to access, or that do not have electric charging points. The company has already worked with several brands such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, but for the ZiGGY project it is still under investigation and its production could start in 2023.

In Peru the scenario seems distant. According to data from the Automotive Association of Peru (AAP), it is known that in our country there are around 30 charging stations. Most of them are located in hotels, shopping centers, private companies or institutions, and only two are located in traditional taps, with access for everyone. However, although there are only about 3,500 electrified vehicles, time passes quickly and in a few years it may be necessary to cover that demand with more charging stations.

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