There’s been a lot of talk about the kind of infrastructure we will need to support the growing number of electric cars on the road. BMW’s Light and Charge proposal might be one of the most viable: put charging stations on the street lights that already line our streets.
Showcased at the company’s MINI Plant in Oxford, the project builds the charging stations directly into the posts holding the street lights, effectively integrating the EV infrastructure into already-existing urban facilities. Not only are street lights everywhere, they’re already wired to the city’s power grid, too, minimizing the amount of work and resources required in providing the new infrastructure.
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