BMW Plans Street Lamp EV Charging

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BMW last week announced it has developed street lights equipped with sockets to charge electric cars. The automaker and will run a pilot project in Munich next year using existing local authority lighting networks.

BMW will install two prototype "Light and Charge" street lights which combine efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) with the company's ChargeNow recharging stations for electric cars.

"Seamless charging infrastructure is essential if we want to see more electric vehicles on the road in our cities in the future," Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said.

Drivers will be able to pay to charge their cars via a mobile phone app. For more information, see the original Reuters article HERE.

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