Fueling stations of the future will look starkly different than they do now, if a Nissan-supported vision comes true. Nissan partnered with London architects Foster + Partners to develop a “sustainable urban master plan,” a final concept of which will be unveiled in March. Looking ahead 10 years, David Nelson, head of design at F+P, said that autonomous cars, artificial intelligence and greater connectivity “will come at great pace.” For consumers, “a totally seamless experience is vital if we are to succeed in creating cities that serve us.” That experience, could involve inductive (wireless) recharging. With the rise of connected cities comes the capacity for fueling to be “built into the very fabric of our day-to-day lives.”
Future “fuel” stations might include a large grid of wireless charging stalls, without you having to get out of the vehicle or touch anything at all.