- on Home & Garden
- Published in issue 5/2010 on page 68
Low-cost Electric Vehicle Charge Station
A coin operated kWh vending machine
The acceptance of electric cars seems to be hindered by a general lack of stations where you can charge your battery just as you would ‘fill up’ at a fuel station, but taking some more time, of course. Here’s a design for an electrical energy vending machine that’s operated with coins. It’s PIC based and the software was developed with Flowcode.