Nissan has released the first teaser images and video of a wireless recharging system that has been named as the "Fuel Station of the Future". The system appears to be a curbside wireless recharging device for electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, which has been jointly developed with Foster + Partners Innovative Architecture & Integrated Design. The brand hasn’t explained much about the device, but the videos reveals it has LED indicators that show the location of the inductive charger.
And once the vehicle is parked next to the device, the lights change from green to blue, indicating that the wireless recharging has started. aThe technical specification has not been revealed as of yet, but Nissan suggested the Fuel Station of the Future is an evolution of the 7 kW wireless charging device, announced last month. This particular device can recharge the 60 kW battery pack. The company is working overnight to work the battery which will enable the electric cars to have a range of approximately 500 km.
In a statement, Nissan Europe's General Manager of Advanced Product Strategy said, “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.”
Nissan’s “Fuel Station of the Future” will be unveiled in March, so we are expecting it's debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.