EVIE installs ports in street lights to charge 2 electric vehicles simultaneously and light up the roads at the same time

Introducing EVIE from Alloy design studio

Alloy Design Studio comes up with the concept of EVIE, a charger for electric vehicles which integrates ports into the street lamps so they can charge up to two electric cars at the same time, while shining light on the roads at the same time. EVIE can provide an all-in-one solution for the automotive and energy industries by integrating street lighting with on-board charging capabilities for electric vehicles. In this way, Alloy Design Studio believes it can reduce the overall installation, operating and maintenance costs while ensuring the project functions for electric vehicles and dark roads.

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Street lighting that also serves as a charger for electric vehicles

There are two charging ports inside Alloy design studios EVIE, which allows the street lighting to power two electric vehicles simultaneously. It is not even necessary to manufacture EVIE from scratch, as Alloy Design Studio says the project can be installed into existing public lighting infrastructure. Once this happens, rows of regular streetlights could be equipped with electric vehicle charging capabilities, transforming hundreds of thousands of pre-existing streetlight locations into electric car charging ports. The design studio says EVIE can also be placed on any residential street, leaving room for on-site parking.

alloy design studio evie charger for electric vehicles
EVIE integrates ports into the street lamps so they can charge up to two electric cars at the same time

So far, Alloy Design Studio’s target for EVIE is the UK, as new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans may no longer be on sale in the UK from 2030, as the studio claims. This could pave the way for more electric vehicles roaming Britain’s roads, and by replacing existing street lights rather than building new ones, EVIE avoids being intrusive in terms of taking up infrastructure space and incurring additional production costs which Alloy Design Studio hopes to reduce.

alloy design studio evie charger for electric vehicles
Alloy Design Studio says the project can be installed into existing public lighting infrastructure

EVIE’s dedicated app to monitor electric vehicle charging

For electric vehicle owners, EVIE can be more than just street lighting with charging options. Alloy Design Studio plans to install two wide-angle cameras that will provide a live camera feed from the driver’s vehicle to EVIE’s dedicated app. This way, the driver can keep an eye on whether his electric car is still where he left it, or whether it has already been broken into or stolen. Alloy Design Studio adds that this feature also ensures others don’t exceed the allotted charging time and gives space for others to charge their electric vehicle. With EVIE’s special app, drivers can also pay and reserve time slots for charging their electric vehicles. It also shows them where they can charge by providing nearby locations with street lighting with EV charging options.

alloy design studio evie charger for electric vehicles
EVIE can also be placed on any residential street, leaving room for on-site parking

If the driver does not want to download the dedicated app, Alloy Design Studio assures him that he can still use the electric vehicle charger, as the street lights themselves have displays that he can click on to use its functionality. And if the app doesn’t work, the EVIE street lights have their own ring light at the top of the lampposts to let the driver know this is the electric vehicle charger he or she needs. At the time of publishing the story, the project is still a concept, but Alloy Design Studio is looking forward to turning EVIE into real streetlight chargers for electric vehicles.

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Alloy Design Studio also plans to install two wide-angle cameras in the street lighting

alloy design studio evie charger for electric vehicles
EVIE also has a ring light to let drivers know this is the electric vehicle charger

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