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Jan 12

Lotus: Solar-powered carport delivers carbon-neutral electricity

Good news for those who have spent money to buy an electric car but facing problems due to insufficient charging station as architect Giancarlo Zema has now come up with a dedicated home-charging station. Dubbed the Lotus, this beautiful leaf-shaped home-charging station is designed by Zema in partnership with Luminexence.

The tree-shaped carport Lotus bears no relations to Norwich's mobile manufacturer. This solar-powered faux flora traps and harnesses sunlight to generate pure electricity, which is completely carbon-neutral. The Lotus also bears nighttime lights and it has a screen for information as well. Besides this, this home-charging station has seat and car charging port too.

The Lotus will be available in different sizes and colors. The single-leaf design is the smallest component and it has the potential to be supplied on its own. The single-leaf can also work together with other single-leaf units. You have the option to choose a large leaf as well. In the large leaf, you will find 19 square meters of photovoltaic panels. The single-leaf unit and large-leaf unit can be combined together to form a structure resembling water lily configuration.

The Lotus features LED lights, and a Scame electrical outlet, which is waterproof. You can plug in your electric vehicles to this outlet to recharge the battery. Zema was hired by Bergamo-based LumineXence to design this unique charging station after the latter managed to earn the sponsorship from green companies like Siderpali, Solarday, Nord Zinc, Eurozeta and Scame Parre.

We know that the recharging the battery of electric vehicles is one of the major problem affecting the sales of these eco friendly vehicles. There are still not sufficient charging stations which makes it tough for the EV users to recharge their batteries on time. It is likely that the introduction of Lotus would resolve this problem and also prevent the time of EV users because they will be able to charge their batteries at their homes.

 

Source: automotto.com

Tags: Car, Carbon Neutral, Lotus, Solar Powered

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