This eye-catching orb is probably the most exciting electric charging point we've seen - because it uses moonlight to power electric cars.
The 'ß.torics sun-tracking glass globe' - apart from looking like an extra from a sci-fi film - is designed to be the optimum shape to catch sunlight and moonlight and the German architect behind it says it is 35 times more effective than more traditional designs.
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Andre Broessel, the man behind the design, says the device could be installed on the side of buildings or as a mobile unit to power cars on the move. Once filled with water, it will condense sun- or moonlight and create energy to recharge an electric car.
If installed in a building, the charger could act as a window as well, adding a clever dual-purpose twist to the futuristic energy-gathering technology.
He hopes it will now catch on as a more distinctive and attractive electric charger, replacing the drab-but-functional charging points dotted around the UK's roads.
The fact it can use moonlight will also be a bonus for UK drivers, where reliable sunlight is not as easy to come by as those on the continent.
The globe can magnify moonlight up to 10,000 times to create power but there is no news yet on exactly how much will be produced in a single night.
However, a spokesperson for the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) said of the charger: "Striking design like the ß.torics can help transform perceptions of sustainable energy as well as the potential of electric vehicles."