PRODUCT DESIGN | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING | PRODUCTION | BRANDING
For Eneco Studio Mango was the managing & executing partner for the design and engineering of the NRGSPOT family, the first electric vehicle charging stations to be introduced in the European market. For over 4 years a variety of charging stations and integrated solutions for the charging of cars, scooters and bicycles were developed and all accredited by DEKRA / KEMA.
NRGSPOT 1 (2007)
The NRGSPOT is a striking object in the public space, this is what Eneco wanted to achieve with the first ever (global) fast charging station for electric vehicles. The integrated solar panel on top receives enough energy to operate the NRGSPOT, through a connection to the power grid vehicles are supplied with green energy. The 4 power points in the NRGSPOT can charge: cars, scooters & bikes simultaneously.
Together with partner companies, the patented fast charging technology and payment/ registration module (software application) was developed. Besides developing the NRGSPOT Studio Mango was also responsible for all licenses, legal documents and the actual placing of the NRGSPOT with contractors and power grid management.
NRGSPOT PRIVATE (2008)
By using only natural resources this domestic home in the city Leusden is a self sustaining building with a zero emission output. In fact it produces too much electrical energy which can be stored in the electric car by using the NRGSPOT.
This NRGSPOT is a small and stylish version which can be used by private resident owners. Through the use of the national the threshold to use the charging station is very low (everybody in the Netherlands will receive this card). The charging station has a modular design so in the future it will be easy to add additional charging points or different types of charging options.
NRGSPOT 2 (2009)
The new NRGSPOT has a modest design which makes it suitable to be placed in any public space, drawing enough but not too much attention. Important for the users is that the charging station is easy and intuitive to use, the user is informed through information on the integrated screen and light signals.
Through the use of the national public transportation card (OV chip) the threshold to use the charging station is very low (everybody in the Netherlands will receive this card).
The charging station has a modular design so in the future it will be easy to add additional charging points or different types of charging options. At the moment 2 versions exist, one for bicycles and scooters and one for automobiles and trucks.
JCDECAUX NRGSPOT BILLBOARD (2010)
Charging your electric vehicle you can do here at the NRGSPOT! Integrated within the street furniture of JCDecaux this Eneco chargepoint is powered by durable green energy. Two companies with green ambitions towards electric transport and durability.
Usage of the NRGSPOT is free of charge and can be operated with every Dutch Public transport card. The vehicle will then be safely recharged. A poster was designed to fit within the poster box which clearly explains the purpose and usage of the MUPI-NRGSPOT charge station.
SAPA & ENECO NRGSPOT LIGHT (2011)
For our clients Eneco & SAPA, we developed a charging station which is integrated within a standard light-post. In this way the city streetscape can be maintained without adding additional obstacles like existing charging stations do.
The design of the NRGSPOT-Light is made to fit the public environment, with a compact and durable aluminum casing and easy to understand usage. A RGB LED indicator around the charging sockets shows charging progress and NRGSPOT status. Due to the modular set-up the charging station can be easily removed or installed after the light post is being placed without losing functionality.
The NRGSPOT-Light is first presented on December 2011 at the traffic&mobility Fair in Houten, The Netherlands
Several graphical elements were designed for the NRGSPOT: user manuals, touch screen interface, flyers, posters and brochures.