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Solar fast charger targets homes and small fleets

Demonstrated at the BMW Welt museum in Munich, the Pont.One S uses the same technology as the four-vehicle version but is downsized for domestic and small office use.  EIGHT is adding an intelligent user interface and expects the production unit to be ready by the end of the year.

Christoph B. Rößner, managing director at EIGHT, explained: ‘The new version offers all the features which people know from the original Point.One. But, as the Point.One S is much smaller, the solar charging station needs less space and integrates even easier with the architecture of its surrounding.

‘Just like Point.One, our new version is designed to integrate different kinds of charging technologies – depending on the needs of the customers.’

The manufacturer is also part of the ELEKTROMOBILITÄT VERBINDET initiative, a partnership which includes the BMW Group, Deutsche Bahn, local universities and Swiss-Swedish power and automation group ABB. 

This recently installed the first fast charger at BMW Welt, with a second due to follow later in the year as part of plans to develop a charging network across the Bavaria-Saxony region of southern Germany.

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