The first of the BMW i3 electric cars recently came in the United States, and the company noticeable the occasion by debuting an idea for a solar-panel carport to charge the luxury automobile. This eco-friendly structure provides their electric cars with a 100% alternative energy source, and it allows for motorists to energy their automobile separate of the current electricity grid.
The beautifully-crafted carport takes its designs hints from BMW’s i3 and i8 electric powered models. It’s built using carbon fiber and alternative bamboo with a roof that is covered in high-grade glass-on-glass solar energy segments. These sections send energy to the car via BMW’s i Wallbox Pro, which also indicates the amount of solar energy generated. Once a automobile has been fully billed, its excess energy can be connected to the owner’s house and put to use.
“With the solar energy carport concept we decided for a natural approach: not only is the automobile itself sustainable, but so is its energy source,” describes Tom Allemann of BMW Group Designworks USA. “This is therefore an entirely new generation of carports that allows energy to be produced in a simple and clear way. It provides the overarching concept of lightweight design both noticeable and palpable.”
BMW Solar Carport
Source : BMW USA website