EIGHT installs solar powered fast-charging station at BMW welt
 
EIGHT installs solar powered fast-charging station at BMW welt EIGHT installs solar powered fast-charging station at BMW welt
aug 21, 2014

EIGHT installs solar powered fast-charging station at BMW welt

EIGHT installs point.one solar powered charging station for BMW i3 + i8 in munich
all images courtesy of EIGHT

 

 

 

german firm EIGHT have collaborated with BMW group to unveil ‘point.one S’, a sustainable installation just outside the BMW welt in munich. the solar powered fast charging station – designed to match the surrounding architecture of the BMW welt – offers users a pair of combined charging system points. the energy-fueling hub has been implemented on site to create a central hub for electric cars, local public transport and electric bicycles as well as an intersection between local and long-distance transport routes.

EIGHT installs point.one solar powered charging station for BMW i3 + i8

 

 

the parametrically designed charging columns displays and delivers information about the current battery range. for long distance journeys, a charging strategy that shows users where, when and for how long the battery needs to be charged, before arriving at their destination.

EIGHT installs point.one solar powered charging station for BMW i3 + i8

EIGHT installs point.one solar powered charging station for BMW i3 + i8

the platform delivers pre-trip information including all relevant features like a range monitor

EIGHT installs point.one solar powered charging station for BMW i3 + i8

the LED-based electric lighting concept supports an interaction between the solar charging station and the user

EIGHT installs point.one solar powered charging station for BMW i3 + i8

when users approach the charging point, the color and brightness from the LEDs change

EIGHT installs point.one solar powered charging station for BMW i3 + i8

EIGHT installs point.one solar powered charging station for BMW i3 + i8
the point.one S charger outside the BMW welt in munich

  • Why did BMW make this automobile so remarkably unattractive? I have seen it on the road and it is offensive to the eyes.
    Does one really need to drive up to one of these charging stations to find out the stated information?
    The charging station is lovely in form but absolutely all of the detail work is excessive. One forgets
    what one is looking at when it is viewed up close.
    There is a lot of candy here for the nickel. Strikingly ugly candy.

    Ron Smith says:
  • This is just a awesome concept! However I’ve some doubts! This stations works ONLY on solar energy? I’m asking this because I’ve worked in a similar project some years ago and I know that we need a lot of solar panels to produce a decent amount of energy. Beyond the solar panel area, we have to take in account some external factors too. I’ve no idea how solar cells are evolved this late years, but it seems to me that, with that small area of panels, we barely have enough energy to the lights and that screen.

    Miguel says:

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