Solar Curve

Electric bus charging station


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Oranjeboomstraat 1F
NL Netherlands


About the project Edit

Solar Curve is the concept of a bus shelter that can simultaneously serve as charging station where buses can recharge on route, by the design agency Studio Mango.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

"The bus shelter has a roof covered in 15.5 square meters by solar panels. Electric coils facilitate the transfer of energy without contact, as with an electric toothbrush. What makes the Solar Curve unique is that these indication plates are located at the underside of the roof, close to the stationery bus. The bus can therefore be recharged in just 2 to 3 minutes. This is exactly the amount of time that passengers require to enter or exit the bus."

What is the social value of this project? Edit

"More and more buses operate on electricity. It's cleaner and more sustainable than driving on fuel. To "fill up", electric buses still need to drive to a special charging point." The Solar Curve is an excellent design to charge these buses, and continue their development for a more sustainable city.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The Solar Curve is still a concept. It's currently in the testing phase for the necessary electrical engineering.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The dutch municipality of Hertogenbosh asked design agencies to submit an idea for a bus shelter for electric buses. Studio Mango won the pitch with ATC Solar Curve.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

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