Green Gasoline Station Goes Old School EV Style

Sure, they can have the potential to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but are electric vehicles really eco? Clearly, not if the electricity used to run them continues to come from dirty, coal-powered plants. A new concept design seeks to address this glitch in the EV plan with hip, solar-powered charging stations.

The brainchild of Geotectura, a European design firm, in association with Malka Architects, the charging station is known as Green Gasoline. According to Ecofriend, this unique “gas” station will not only harvest renewable energy and deliver it via recharge poles for the next generation of electric vehicles, but feature an underground service area and cafe as well.

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image via Geotectura

The project was designed to cut an impressive figure architecturally while appealing to its core customers–ecologically conscious drivers–on multiple levels. The Green Gasoline, constructed of local and recycled materials, features natural ventilation, on site renewable energy (including wind and solar) that powers the building as well as cars, along with water reuse and a green roof.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.