August 18, 2012
By: Paul Ridden / gizmag
First wind-powered EV charging station installed
The Barcelona headquarters of waste management group Cespa is the location for the world's first fully integrated wind-powered electric vehicle charging station. Photo credit: UGE Urban Green Energy
What's claimed to be the world's first fully integrated wind-powered electric vehicle charging station has just been unveiled in Barcelona, Spain. The Sanya Skypump marries a 4 kW turbine developed by New York's Urban Green Energy (UGE) and General Electric's (GE) WattStation charging technology to offer users the chance to juice up an EV using clean, renewable energy.