Leader in Electric Vehicle technology, Nissan has announced a collaboration with world-renowned architects Foster + Partners to design and develop the fuel station of the future.
Bringing together two brands famed for their bold, innovative design, the concept explores how zero-emission technology will influence future design.
The project will focus around developing technologies that will become prevalent in the future, such as autonomous vehicles, electric vehicle charging and Internet connectivity. It will demonstrate the host of benefits brought by a smart EV ecosystem in terms of mobility, and harnessing the potential of battery storage and vehicle-to-grid systems.
Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan, commented: "Our current refuelling infrastructure model is out-dated and faces an uncertain future unless it rapidly adapts to support the changing needs of consumers. By 2020, there will be almost one million EVs on the road, so it is imperative that there is an infrastructure in place to support this growth.
He continued: "This initiative will take the first steps along that road to examine the wider transportation landscape and reimagine the future of mobility, preparing our cities for a more sustainable future."
Nissan will collaborate closely with Foster + Partners over the coming months to present its vision for the Fuel Station of the Future later this year.
by: Laura Thomson