Autonomous EV Charging Robot Being Tested at Dallas Airport

The robot will be tested at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport throughout the summer, as the airport tests a range of EV technologies

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

June 2, 2023

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is testing a robotic EV charger, dubbed ZiGGY, as part of its program testing novel EV technologies this summer.

DFW’s Innovation and Planning teams are holding a series of EV charging demonstrations through August. The team said the trials are the first of their kind. 

ZiGGY is designed by EV Safe Charge as a mobile, autonomous charging station for electric cars, fitted with a built-in screen that also offers advertising opportunities for companies.

"Airports must meet the growing demand for travelers owning EVs to easily charge while they fly," said Caradoc Ehrenhalt, EV Safe Charge’s CEO. "We recognized early the need for a truly mobile EV charging solution and worked the past three years to develop ZiGGY, an onsite-autonomous vehicle operating through an app to meet a broad range of EV charging needs in locations away from single- and multi-family housing.”

ZiGGY’s design features cameras on all four sides and a band of safety sensors to allow its autonomous navigation around a parking space, allowing the robot to move around cars to the desired vehicle.

EV Safe Charge’s ZiGGY has also recently been selected by the city of Barcelona for a trial rollout to improve electromobility solutions in the city. According to EV Safe Charge, this is the first municipal pilot of a mobile, robotic EV charger.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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