Emission-free and renewable energy climate-neutral transport is a key factor in making our cities better places to live. But lowthreshold entry to e-mobility requires a closely meshed, easily accessible network of charging stations. But in the inner cities in particular, not everyone has a fixed parking spot with vehicle charging facilities. What could be more obvious than to use an existing national supply network – street lighting – to build a public charging infrastructure?
Using existing networks intelligently
The integration of e-mobile charging stations in exterior luminaires is a simple and smart concept with a whole raft of benefits compared with additionally installing separate charging columns: it saves valuable space in the city and reduces the visual complexity of the environment. Implementing new cost-intensive underground infrastructures is now unnecessary.
The charging station: flexible, aesthetic and space-saving
The Selux charging station represents the interface between exterior lighting and e-mobility. It is installed directly on the luminaire pole. Its slim, reduced design dovetails naturally with most varied of environments and supports a harmonious, calm image of the urban environment. Cities are able to respond flexibly to changing needs since the charging stations are easily dismantled and re installed elsewhere – which is interesting not just on new build projects, but also with respect to the modernisation or renovation of street lighting. Pilot projects are already underway in cities such as Bottrop, Aachen, Hanover and Cologne, in Brussels, Herten and on the island of Usedom.