No, it’s not for your smartphone or laptop. It’s the General Electric’s Yves Behar-designed Wattstation for charging your electric car in a jiffy.
It’s meant to make charging your car’s battery more convenient by being accessible on the street. It also can withstand various weather conditions and the smooth, organic design doesn’t hurt either.
The design will also come in several attractive colors to complements its environment. On top of that, drivers won’t need to stop to find out is a station is available or not. An LED ring on the top will shine green if it is available, red if it is out of service and blue if it is in use.
Able to juice up your ride in as litle as 4-8 hours, the Wattstation is designated a Level 2 EV charger because it takes half the time to perform its job than previous 12 hour models. The Wattstation performs best if your car has a 24kWh battery though.
Customizable and modular, Wattstations are designed to be easily upgradeable once additional features become available in the future such as touchscreen displays. Expect to see them in a city sidewalk near you by 2011.
via Fast CompanyFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Design News, Technology News