BMW recently launched the new BMW i3 in the US, and the company is also launching the new BMW i8, and BMW has shown off a new solar car port concept, that is designed to charge its new electric vehicles.
BMW will show off this new solar car port during the launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles , and it is designed to recharge both of these new EV’s using solar power.
In its choice of materials, design and colour, the DesignworksUSA carport concept takes its cue from the characteristic styling of the BMW i models to form a harmonious counterpart. The holistic sustainability concept is underlined by the materials used in the construction of the carport and by its solar modules. In addition to the carbon elements on the side of the carport, the principal material used is bamboo in the form of struts. Thanks to its rapid growth, bamboo is considered a particularly sustainable raw material. For the generation of electricity, high-grade glass-on-glass solar modules are used. These are translucent and very durable, as well as generating a high energy yield. For the panels used in Europe, the manufacturer offers a 30-year guarantee.
You can find out more details about this new solar carport for the new BMW i8 and BMW i3 over at BMW at the link below.