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Electric Car Charging Leaps As Volvo Unveils New Portable Charging Station

One of the most car charging designs from a manufacturer was unveiled this by Volvo. The major car company a new portable electric car charging that fits in the car s trunk.

Pure Tension Portable Car Solar Charging Station. SDA.

The unit consists of a mesh structure held in by bendable fiber rods.  It as an actual solar panel over the car providing shade for example. But it also is embedded cells which will energy from both the sun and indoor light sources, and can be used to charge the plug-in car .

When finished charging, it into the trunk. Riders can head to the next destination full (solar) capabilities to the vehicle again.

“It was important it be easy deployed, break and move around,” said Huang, founder of SDA design. the Los design firm that the unit.

The charger, known as Tension , was developed by Synthesis + Architecture (SDA), Buro and Fabric Images. The design won an international competition, sponsored by designed to promote its V60 plug-in vehicle.

The charger is scheduled to make its debut in September, according to the principal designer of the unit.

The is also drawing praise for its futuristic aesthetic design. One website called it amazing .

However, the design is actually impractical for most uses and has been pitched before. The cells that can be used in an application are very low efficiency and not with conventional solar And they wouldn t be used the of the time in such an application, makes their payback worse than conventional panels.

Plus, there s a risk. Much more and cost effective is to have solar panels and charge them, or charge at conventional charging stations. But this potentially serve a very market of offroaders

This is the latest among in the burgeoning electric car industry. To up with more electric car keep an eye on CleanTechnica. a well leader in electric car coverage .

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