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Trevor Collett | Dec, 11 2015 | 0 Comments

Nissan has demonstrated how the “Fuel Station Of The Future” (Nissan’s words) might work, with a new wireless charging concept for electric vehicles.

BMW previously revealed a concept that uses street lamp poles as charge points, but the Nissan concept has simplified charging to the everyday act of parking next to a kerb.

The Japanese carmaker has limited the information about its new concept to a teaser video, which shows a Nissan Leaf approaching a kerb displaying an LED light.

Upon parking, a Nissan logo appears and the LEDs change colour, presumably to indicate that charging has begun.

The concept was developed in conjunction with Foster & Partners, and is scheduled for an official unveiling in March (perhaps at the Geneva Motor Show).

2016 Nissan Leaf
2016 Nissan Leaf

“The world around us is changing, and we find that tremendously exciting,” Nissan said in a statement.

“With the rise of connected cities, there is the capacity for fueling to be built into the very fabric of our day-to-day lives - independent infrastructure could be a thing of the past.”

Nissan’s all-electric Leaf hatch has received a significant boost to its driving range as part of a mid-life update for the 2016 model year.

The battery pack in overseas markets is now available as a 30kWh unit, which boosts range over the standard 24kWh pack by around 27 percent. The updated model is expected to arrive in Australia next year.

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