ESSENTIAL

THE PROJECT

Why a petrol station ? This project started in Morocco were I spend half a year. I discovered there a new way of using petrol station. This was not only a place to take gas but a good way to meet people, eat and spend time. From this point I decided to see how such an example could be used in Europe.
Battery-driven vehicle are the future and their loading is not the same as gasoline cars. I decided to adapt the gas station to these new cars.

THE DEVELOPMENT

In general, people spend less than two minutes at a petrol station. With battery-driven vehicle it is much longer to charge a vehicle. I wanted to combine this time with another important element: crafts. Currently, in France, many crafts are endangered. In order to give a solution I thought that these electric station should be a way to communicate about crafts from a region. The station would be a place with restaurants which would offer few specialities directly produced in the surrounding. People would spend time there and contribute to local development.

USER EXPERIENCE

I created a smartphone app that would be for multiple uses. Products sold at the restaurant can also be purchased via this app. Indeed more than a service given at the station, people could also come there to buy some local products. It would increase the sales and be a good possibility to bring life in some place where markets and shops slowly disappear.

ORIENTED DESIGN

The application creates a links between artisans and clients from a same region or city. The application doesn’t replace the artisan but comes as a plus in order to communicate about his products. Having the application provides a complete service and does not replace artisans but helps them.

CLEAR LAYOUTS

The information needs to be clearly seen to facilitate the use of the application. The idea is to create a simple, efficient and accessible service. You have the possibility to buy online, see where are the « Essential station », access to your personnal account and check the loading of your car. 

TOP NOTCH SERVICE

The « Essential station » provides fresh products and restaurants to communicate about the special know-how of a region. It is possible to buy directly at the station but also through the app. 

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