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Pininfarina Designs Beautiful Antares EV Charging Tree
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On June 22, 2011 @ 5:59 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | No Comments
To go with their micro Nido EV  designed last year, automotive design house Pininfarina has created a beautiful EV charging  tree called the Antares. The company revealed the new design at the recent MoTechEco sustainably mobility show in Rome. The 108 square-foot modular car charger contains 20 solar panels , capable of producing 4.6 kilowatts, which will recharge two electric cars  for a range of about 50 miles each.
Pininfarina is exploring ways to reduce emissions through the use of recyclable, lighter, and alternative materials. The Nido, also part of this sustainable mobility  initiative, is comprised of a carbon fiber body on a modular aluminum frame that can be scaled up for larger vehicles.
Via CNET 
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 Nido EV: http://www.pininfarina.com/index/storiaModelli/ultimi/Nido-EV.html
 EV charging: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=EV+charger
 solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=solar+panels
 electric cars: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+cars
 sustainable mobility: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=sustainable+mobility
 CNET: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20072772-48/pininfarina-designs-ev-charging-solar-tree/
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