If cars ever do go full electric, gas stations will need to retrofit their pumps with something a little more elegant than a power strip hooked up to an extension cord.
Palo Alto-based Better Place (which we wrote about last year here) recognizes this, and after taking in $140,000 in prizes at the INDEX awards, they've decided to dump the money into a design competition that "will ask entrants to help design products that will be incorporated to the EV fueling infrastructure Better Place has invented, but will allow the consumer to fuel their vehicles hands-free."
The company has not yet updated their website with news of the competition; it's expected to be officially announced in October. We'll keep you posted.
via design training