BMW Solar-Powered Charging Station Installed in Munich
The car brand collaborates with design firm EIGHT for the sustainable installation
The BMW Group and German design firm EIGHT recently unveiled the Point.One S, a solar-powered charging station that was installed at BMW Welt in Munich.
The solar charging station was designed, developed and manufactured by EIGHT and features a sleek design that matches the modern architecture of BMW Welt while also offering up an environment-friendly energy-fueling hub.
The shape of the charging station resembles that of an arched bird's wing. Solar panels make up the canopy and an electric lighting system based on LED's create a sense of interactivity with the users. The color and brightness of the LEDs change when a user approaches the charging station. The LED lighting system also serves as an indicator of whether the charging station is occupied or available.