Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has announced it will pilot a series of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations “in a showcase of new and emerging charging technology.” The airport’s Innovation and Planning teams, in partnership with consultant STV, will host a series of five EV charging demonstrations from May through August at various customer parking lots across DFW. These demonstrations will offer the chance to test different EV charging solutions – such as autonomous robotic wireless charging, on-demand charging and apps that enable charging control from anywhere in the world, DFW says. The demonstrations will each focus on a different provider and technology solution and will be available to airport employees and members of the public who are interested in participating.
One of these solutions is ZiGGY, a robotic EV charger from EV Safe Charge. The company says ZiGGY offers a built-in communications and advertising platform to create a revenue stream for sites and maximize EV owner engagement.
Recently, the city of Barcelona chose EV Safe Charge as the winner of a pilot-project competition for flexible EV charging based on ZiGGY’s ability to serve many vehicles within a parking area, the company says, adding that this is the first municipal pilot of a mobile, robotic EV charger.