Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has outlined plans to launch Pure-Tension Pavilion – a foldable solar charging station.
Developed by US-based Synthesis Design + Architecture, the new solar charging station has been designed for Volvo’s diesel V60 Plug-in Hybrid, reports the forbes.com.
The new Pure-Tension Pavilion charging station features a high-density polyethylene fabric embedded with solar photovoltaic panels surrounded by a ring of carbon fiber, which makes the design foldable, the company said.
Volvo noted that the V60 can plug directly into lightweight, rapidly deployable, free-standing portable charging station, which was commissioned by Volvo Car Italia for the new Volvo V60 Hybrid Electric Diesel car.
The Pure-Tension Pavilion will be launched at a trade show in Rome, Italy in September 2013.