Gallery: Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itse...

It is projected that by the year 2030, 25% of the city of Mumbai will be covered by parked cars. That means less area for parks, housing and basic room to breathe. The revolutionary Tata Tower was designed to address this pressing issue by creating a residential community for the employees of Tata (the largest automaker in India and manufacturer of the Nano, the world's cheapest car) that would also serve as a vertical parking tower for electric vehicles. Aside from encouraging alternative energy vehicles, the vertical parking system would allow for maximum parking density, freeing up ground area for use as green space. The building would also have a number of alternative energy systems like photovoltaic louvers, building-integrated wind turbines, tri-generation, and an algae farm which would be used to power itself as well as the cars.

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  1. Prasun Minz April 18, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Good idea for growing no. of vehicles in Mumbai, very nice.

  2. tamara hisham October 20, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I Like the idea of the project, (having vertical parking in order not to have less area for parks, housing and basic room to breathe), maybe I like it because in the UAE we really eed such a project, especially in Abu Dhabi where the number of cars are becoming more than the available parking lots.

  3. Raphael October 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

    IMHO, “Tata Tower (will have) 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and (will) Power Itself” would be a more apt title for this piece

  4. Incrediblesolv October 19, 2010 at 9:54 am

    thats all very well, but surely they are better of building better public transport and restricting the use of cars, even electric ones to park and ride facilities on the outskirts of town?

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