Chicago, Illinois – Chicago has unveiled its first solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations, located and operational at the city’s Department of Fleet Maintenance. The charging station was built by Carbon Day Automotive and will be used to fuel the city’s electric vehicles with sun power.
The station features solar panels that form a tree-like canopy, with a concealed underground battery pack enhanced to store solar energy.
“Without these stations, it would be like driving around in traditional cars without the availability of gas stations,” said Scott Emalfarb, CEO of Carbon Day. “The day of true plug-in electric vehicles will be here sooner than most people realize and the world needs to be ready to accommodate them. Carbon Day will build them and they will come.”