BMW i Solar Carport Concept

With the BMW i3 now starting to deliver and the BMW i8 going through its final paces as well, the german automaker’s unveiled the BMW i Solar Carport Concept. Developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the concept is equal parts form and function. It features a beautiful design that complements the BMW i models perfectly while also being fitted with solar power panels and a supplementary BMW Wallbox Pro charger. The Wallbox takes things one step further and provides readouts on how much of the energy being created is from solar and grid. The construction of the holistic sustainability concept leverages carbon elements on the side of the carport while bamboo is used in the form of struts. Though just a concept right now, the BMW i Solar Carport Concept gives us a sense of where BMW hopes to position its electric sub-brand.


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