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Posted: 19 May 2014
BMW has made this excellent bamboo and carbon fibre car charging port
If our review of the BMW i8 hasn't already tempted you into purchasing the hybrid sports car immediately, this stunning carport should. It's the work of BMW Designworks USA, and takes the concept of both BMW ‘i' cars - i3 and i8 - and applies it into an excellent carport.
The sides are made from carbon fibre, while bamboo is used in the struts - a sustainable material, thanks to its rapid growth. For the actual generation of electricity, high-grade glass-on-glass solar modules are used. They've got a 30-year guarantee and offer a ‘high energy yield'.
All very cuddly, but most of all it looks brilliant. The new eco-era might not be so bad.