Gallery: Plug + Play: A Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Shaped Like a...

Plug + Play by HMMY is a proposal for an urban electric vehicle charging station that recently won the DesignByMany competition. Covered in a photovoltaic film, the charging station generates energy and stores it in a battery to power up electric vehicles. Decentralized stations are designed to be located next to popular areas like shopping, restaurants, gyms, and parks, so people can take care of other business or enjoy recreational activities while their vehicle is charging. Shaped like a power plant cooling tower, Plug + Play seeks to change the negative image of energy generation into a positive and sustainable one.

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