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Honda debuts Solar-powered charging station
December 22, 2010
The basic gas station hasn’t evolved much in the last 80 years or so. The rise of fossil fuels over the last century has made them a regular sight on the roads, but with the world’s gas resources rapidly diminishing it has led to various initiatives to find a replacement for gasoline. Motor vehicles worldwide account for a massive chunk of the gas we consume so Honda has decided to target that market and it plotting the demise of the petrol station.
Honda has built and has started trialling a solar-powered public electric vehicle charging station (complete with a smartphone application) in Saitama Prefecture which will be the first of many across Japan that will test solar-powered charging technologies and electromotive technology that will feature in next-generation personal mobility products, including Honda’s EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles in real-world urban transportation environments. Take a look at the embedded video below.
Perfect for Jamaica
I am not a crazy tree hugging environmentalist but as a human and resident of planet earth I truly believe that technologies like this should be put on the fast track especially in countries like Jamaica and other tropical and developing countries. 99% of the of the days of the year are bright and sunny here in Jamaica and solar power applications would go a far way to reducing our reliance on gas especially since we don’t produce any. I wonder if my Ministers of Technology or Energy even know about such a project or technology?
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.