From Hermann Graser's idea, sba.berlin developed the design concept of the "eMiliarium". In the way it measures the road, the eMiliarium is based on the way the Romans built the first network of European roads by setting milestones. These always indicate the compass direction and the distance to Rome and still provide iconographic orientation in many places today. So with eMiliarium we mean more than just a charging station made of stone. Rather, we understand it as the combination of digital and analogue orientation in the everyday use of sustainable mobility. Our goal is to build a secure network for electromobility that extends across the neighbourhood, city, region and country.
The lasting, stony eMiliarium also provides additonal value in terms of orientation for pedestrians, cyclists, passers-by and residents. In time with the ranges of our vehicles - all kinds of electric and hybrid vehicles - the network of a new temporal structure is created. The iconic charging points made of granite work in combination with common apps that optimally complement the stony charging stations from the first hint to distance measurement and payment.
In addition, the possibility of individualising the eMiliarium promotes the recognisability of places and localities and gives security and a sense of belonging. With the increasing expansion of the 900,000 charging points targeted in Germany by 2030, a network can take shape that is an ambassador for a higher idea. As a witness of sustainable mobility, eMiliarium stands for the responsible control of the entire CO2 emission up to the production of the charging point "from cradle to cradle". The concepts of "heaviness" and "lightness" also urgently need a new evaluation, comparing the weight of a charging station with the CO2 equivalent of the building material used for it. You can read more about this here.