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BMW solar carport concept a Supercharger for the home

We told you about Ford’s efforts to make a solar carport for its plug-in hybrid vehicles, and now, BMW DesignWorksUSA built a solar carport of its own.

BMW solar carport concept

The BMW i8, foreground, and i3, background, are parked under BMW’s solar carport concept. (Photo courtesy BMW)

A press release from BMW said the solar carport concept will debut when the BMW i8 has its international media launch in Los Angeles, CA. Think of it as the ultimate green accessory to The Ultimate Green Driving Machine. With solar power to provide truly emission-free electricity to the BMW i8′s battery pack, you can righteously wag your finger back at any finger-wagger who starts to chide you for obtaining your electricity from not-so-green sources. Like Tesla’s Supercharger charging stations, the BMW solar carport concept is sportin’ solar panels aplenty.

For the full details, we’ll turn it over to BMW’s press release:


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