Electric Drive Solar Kiosk

Austin, TX - 2017

Location Electric Drive, Austin, TX
Client Austin Energy
Status Completed
Date Spring 2017

The Electric Drive Solar Kiosk designed by Sol Design Lab is an innovative combination of solar technology, energy storage, public art and civic place making. Austin Energy has developed a showcase for electric transportation in the heart of downtown Austin called Electric Drive. Located in the Seaholm EcoDistrict, (a portion of West 2nd Street, between Walter Seaholm Drive and Sandra Muraida Way) Electric Drive is a transportation innovation hub that features DC fast charging for charging in minutes as opposed to hours, as well as level 2 charging for customers to use while they enjoy other aspects of the Eco District. A solar powered kiosk can be found that includes charging for electric bikes, wheel chairs and scooters along with handheld mobile electronics. The structure provides shaded seating and emergency power during a black out. Electric Drive is a key component of the Plug-In EVerywhere℠ network and demonstrates Austin as a Smart City leader in electric transportation.


Designer Beth Ferguson, Dallas Swindle
Contractor Sol Design Lab LLC
Structural Engineer Structures Texas
Solar Installer Lighthouse Solar
Project Partner Austin Energy
Project Partner City of Austin Office of Sustainability