Pay at the pump? No more!
Gasoline? That’s so last year.
It’s electric baby, electric.
In the future when we are all driving around in our Audi e-tron Spyders, we’ll be looking for charging stations, not petrol stations. At Design Miami/, Audi takes a playful look at what these electric charging stations of the future might look like.
Their exhibition “e-den” looks more like a day spa than our current day “gas n’ sip.” Furniture made from sustainable materials in a green environment, organic food and fair-trade products: this is how the Munich-based graphic design studio Mirko Borsche envisions it. Rest assured, both car and driver can recharge here.
Playing off the design of the e-tron Spyder, the installation is dominated by reflective glass but its architecture is reminiscent of a 1950s American gas station. Serving as a reminder of our oil dependent past, a gasoline pump is entombed in glass in the center of the exhibit.
“Our aim in creating this installation is to heighten the public’s awareness of the wide range of challenges electromobility presents. And we provide food for thought – not just about electric vehicles themselves, but also about the infrastructure that will have to be created to support electric mobility,” says Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Audi Board of Management for Marketing and Sales. “Design Miami/ is an excellent venue in this regard.”
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