Nissan’s vision of a cleaner, safer and more user-friendly automotive environment takes another marked step forward with the announcement of a unique project to design and develop the Fuel Station of the Future in partnership with renowned international architects Foster + Partners.
The project brings together two brands famed for their innovative, bold design and desire to challenge conventions to offer a fascinating view of how fuelling stations will adapt in a rapidly changing world.
As undisputed leaders and market experts in EV design, engineering and manufacturing, Nissan is perfectly placed to establish a vision for the Fuel Station of the Future. The brand recognises that the refuelling infrastructure of the future represents the perfect opportunity to integrate and engage with local environments in an innovative way – potentially providing an energy and societal hub for modern communities.
The need for a sustainable and innovative refuelling network is becoming vital as the market shifts toward alternative sources like electric power.
The concept will be anchored at the heart of a world that is concerned with a zero-emissions society, connected communities, autonomous drive and the Internet of things. It will demonstrate the host of benefits brought by a smart EV ecosystem – not just in terms of mobility, but in harnessing the potential of battery storage and vehicle-to-grid systems.
Nissan will collaborate closely with Foster + Partners over the coming months to present its vision for the Fuel Station of the Future later this year.
The collaboration to conceive a bold new vision of the fuel station comes as the popularity of electric vehicles continues to increase. Sales of Nissan EVs in Europe rose by 33% in 2014 and continue to climb, driven by the on-going battle to improve urban air quality. Adoption of EVs is reaching a tipping point, and projections suggest that current growth trends will only accelerate in pace.