The UK's largest free source of online links to information that supports
the improvement of sustainability in schools and Local Authorities
 
Username
Password
Create an account
Forgot details?
Take a tour
You are not logged into TeachShare - Please Login
Navigation Tree StartTeachShare.org.ukNavigation Tree ArrowNews Navigation Tree ArrowNews - More Info
News - More Info

Back Button   Home Button

News - More Info

17 August 2012

First wind-powered electric vehicle charging station installed
The world's first integrated wind-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station has been installed in Barcelona.

The charging station combines vertical wind turbines with electric vehicle (EV) charging technology and provides clean energy to power electric vehicles.

Urban Green Energy (UGE) supplied the wind turbines for the project, while GE incorporated its EV charging technology to create the station, called Sanya Skypump.

The system incorporates the energy capacity of a 4K wind turbine with the EV charging capability.

CEO of UGE, Nick Blitterswyk, said: "Since launching the Sanya Skypump, we have received inquiries from companies around the world that are looking to embrace sustainability".

"The Sanya Skypump is one of those rare products that enable institutions to demonstrate their commitment to the environment while providing a really useful service as well."

The two companies consider this a strong step to making EVs more accessible and efficient for drivers.

Charging facilities for EVs have been the subject of debate recently with many in the automotive industry claiming that without the ability to charge the vehicle in public places and at peoples homes, EVs will not become mainstream.

Earlier in the month, car manufacturer Nissan said that encouraging the public to use EVs will require solid infrastructure throughout cities and backing from local authorities.

For the full news article and to be taken to the website, click here

 
  RECOMMEND
TO A FRIEND
SHARE ON
FACEBOOK
SHARE ON
TWITTER


Back Button   Home Button
 
Funded by
Millar Landscapes
Millar Landscapes Logo
This free resource is funded by Millar Landscapes as part of a corporate social responsibility initiative.
 
 
Newsletter Signup
Subscribe to our newsletter and you'll receive regular
emails keeping you up to date on our latest enirionmental news & events.

 
  TeachShare Social Media Platforms  
Sponsors & Supporters
 
Envirolink Northwest
 
   

Home Page | Contact Us | Report a Broken Link   Copyright 2018 | TeachShare  
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional