Gas Station of the Future

Given a mobility future dominated by electric vehicles, what becomes of the millions of gas stations at every street corner and highway access? The Power Plant combines the idea of the fitness center and electric vehicle charging station into a solution for sustainable on-site energy production and distribution. Each workout machine acts as a generator transforming the kinetic energy generated during a workout to subsidize the power supply for the charging docks outside. This case study transforms a hundred year old filling station in Detroit that still stands in a rapidly evolving neighborhood. Stations like these acted as neighborhood beacons of the fossil-fueled mobility revolution at the turn of the Century. Now that the narrative is evolving towards one of electric autonomy, these stations and their modern counterparts also have the potential to evolve into equally prominent fixtures within a sustainable electric future.