We've been following green design guru Yves Behar since SHFT's inception, and this GE WattStation may be his most paradigm-shifting creation yet. The man behind fuseproject collaborated with GE Ecomagination to design an EV charger for both public and private spaces, with the stated goal of helping "accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles."
The beautifully-crafted EV charger is an iconic, friendly design expressed through a cylindrical body that flares into a circular interface at the top. The modular design allows customers to easily upgrade as more options become available and offers commercial property owners the ability qualify for LEED points.
We should start seeing these pop up in cities around the world as early as 2011.
"Designers have a responsibility to show the future as they want it to be," Behar once said, "or at least as it can be, not just the way an industry wants it to be." Thankfully, the industrial design maestro has a sustainable vision for the future.
For more, watch a video of Behar discussing the project.