What is the Fuel Station of the Future?
Nissan have given us a tease of their vision for the Fuel Station of the Future concept in association with architects Foster + Partners (who designed the Gherkin building, building fans). The video below is a teaser of the final concept set to be fully unveiled in March next year.
The video teases a wireless charging station that looks to be mounted in a kerb – and presumably will be able to be installed in your driveway too. This comes hot off the heels of Nissan showing off a 7kW wireless charging device last month that could easily accommodate overnight charging for larger battery packs including the 60kW pack currently in development in Japan – which could give a full-charge driving range of up to 310 miles.
The teaser features the Nissan Leaf, the best-selling electric car in the UK – although it’s easy to assume that similar systems will exist for Nissan’s other electric models. It’s not surprising Nissan are keen to stay at the forefront of wireless charging tech. There’ll be a demonstration of this wireless charging tech at the Geneva Motor Show next year, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.
“As we look ahead at the next 10 years, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence and greater connectivity will come at great pace – and it is our job as architects to inspire and support that change. Pre-empting those developments and integrating technologies to offer urbanites a totally seamless experience is vital, if we are to succeed in creating cities that serve us.” – David Nelson, Head of Design at Foster + Partners
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