And finally… Architects design sustainable solution to potential 2040 diesel and petrol vehicle ban
The need for a sustainable and innovative refuelling network is becoming vital as the market shifts toward alternative sources like electric power. Seamlessly integrating emerging clean technologies into the built environment is vital in creating smarter, more sustainable cities.
The Fuel Station of the Future is a vision of the future of mobility and its role in the development of a sustainable urbanism. The project reimagines how cars could be integrated into the urban fabric and be part of a holistic, sustainable solution that brings together transportation and energy production and distribution.
In the future, cars could connect with the urban infrastructure including road, information and electric power networks, using vehicle-to-grid, battery storage, wireless charging, autonomous drive technology and over-the-air connectivity, to revolutionise how energy is used and distributed across the city.
David Nelson, co-head of design, Foster + Partners, said: “Integrating zero emission technologies into the built environment is vital in creating smarter, more sustainable cities. That commitment must extend far beyond the car – it must sit at the heart of everything we do.”