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BMW solar carport concept

08.05.2014

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.

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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.

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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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