Nissan To Unveil New Wireless Charging System In Geneva
For the last few months, Nissan and international architect Foster + Partners have been working on the Fuel Station of the Future concept.
We don’t know what the future will be exatly, but from the images and teaser video, it seems the future will be wireless.
Wireless charging of cars doesn’t have power output abilities on par with DC fast chargers which one might find at the “fuel station of the future“, so we expect that this is only part of a broader vision.
At the moment Nissan is developing a 7 kW wireless charging system (for the 2nd generation LEAF)- which is more than decent for home use
“Last month, Nissan announced a 7kW wireless charging device that could easily accommodate overnight charging for a larger battery pack – like the 500 km, 60 kW pack that is currently in development at the company’s Research and Development headquarters in Atsugi, Japan.”
Presentation of Fuel Station of the Future is scheduled for next March, probably in Geneva.
“The teaser – a 20-second video – previews the final concept which will be unveiled in March next year.”
David Nelson, Head of Design, Foster + Partners explains:
“As we look ahead at the next 10 years, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence and greater connectivity will come at great pace – and it is our job as architects to inspire and support that change.”
“Pre-empting those developments and integrating technologies to offer urbanites a totally seamless experience is vital, if we are to succeed in creating cities that serve us.”
Richard Candler, General Manager, Advanced Product Strategy said:
“We’ve been at the forefront of zero emission mobility since 2010, and for us this project is about inspiring people to come on the journey with us.
“The world around us is changing, and we find that tremendously exciting. With the rise of connected cities, there is the capacity for fueling to be built into the very fabric of our day-to-day lives – independent infrastructure could be a thing of the past.”