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08.05.2014 BMW solar carport concept
BMW DesignworksUSA has produced a special i solar carport concept for BMW i3 and i8 electric cars. The carport is eco-friendly and made from renewable bamboo wood supports as well as carbon fiber side elements and "high-grade glass-on-glass solar modules that generate electricity.
The charging process is controlled by a BMW i Wallbox Pro system which also shows the amount of solar energy that goes into the car. In the case of cloudy the charger can access the electrical grid.
According to the manufacturer, this solar carport is a new generation of carports for a holistic approach: not only is the vehicle itself sustainable, but so is its energy supply.
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