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Lotus EV Charger Works Double-Duty as a Streetlight

 - Jan 6, 2012
References: luminexence & news.discovery
Environmental design meets urban planning in the Lotus EV charger, an innovative solar-powered car charger created by architect Giancarlo Zema from LumineXence. The Lotus EV charger is a 2-in-1 concept -- it is both an electric vehicle charger and an LED streetlight.

The Lotus EV charger features integrated photovoltaic panels to absorb solar energy, a waterproof electrical outlet so it can withstand wet weather and a built-in covered bench, making it perfect for public areas like city parks, where people might want to just kick back and relax. The leaf itself is designed so that it can be made using different earth-friendly paint alternatives. Zema has also designed the charger to be available in a small version for 500 W production and a larger version for 2.8 kW production.