‘Little Switzerland’ gets solar EV charging station

Solar-powered EV charging stations are popping up all over the world, including in beautiful Switzerland.

Well, not exactly. This one is actually in “Little Switzerland”, which is located in Germany.

iKratos, a German solar company based in Nuremberg, Germany, has constructed one of “Little Switzerland’s” first solar-EV charging stations in Weissenohe, just off of the B2 Autobahn.

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The solar-powered EV charging canopy will produce about 3,000 kWh of electricity per year, or enough to power about 10,000 EV miles/16,000 kilometers in a traditional, full-sized EV such as a Nissan LEAF or Tesla Roadster.

Of course, iKratos says it also expects electric bicycles and motorcycles to fill up at the new “Solartankstelle”, which translates directly as “Solar Gas Station” – and they’re sure to get a lot more miles per solar kWh than a large, heavy traditional electric car.

Germany, the world’s solar leader, has up to 300 solar gas stations. You can view a map of Germany’s impressive number of solar-powered EV charging stations at Solartankstelle.com.

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