quote: Even wireless stations need a wired connection to the power grid, so why even have the less efficient, more expensive, wireless middle man?
quote: ...what I care about is not senselessly wasting energy, just because you can.
quote: And they are probably spending $20 a month on other useless stuff.
quote: The other question to ask is what do the EM fields from this do to everything else?
quote: How, exactly, is spending 10 seconds plugging your car in when you get home from work less convenient than spending 10 minutes filling your tank at a gas station?
quote: All I'm saying is that a small percentage loss in efficiency does not automatically disqualify a technology.
quote: Current inductive technology is not a small percentage loss at this point, but that can change in the future.
quote: electric infrastructure that is teetering on the edge of failure on a daily basis in a lot of places.
quote: Because people are both stupid and lazy.
quote: You're wrong in every way. See post I just made showing what the actual cost is. Only stupid, lazy people are proponents of sending all our money to the middle east.
quote: We do *not* need to be throwing power away at the point of consumption after having generated and transported it just because people are too f%cking lazy to plug their car in.
quote: However...let's not be so lazy as to just inject new losses into the system at the same time. Create contact-charging systems for the home that are automatic, if people well and truly are too stupid and lazy to spend 10 seconds plugging their car in when they get home from work.
quote: ...and I'd hazard to guess that putting field induction things into CA's highways would be much more expensive than your train. Especially when you consider the multiple lanes involved and the disruption of traffic (and therefore business) while you're doing that.
quote: Better solution would be to natively increase the range of EVs to the point where we don't have to worry about charging as you drive. If you could get 200 or 300 miles on a charge, and then just plug your car in when you get to your destination, probably no point in charge-as-you drive anyway.
quote: AND you're the poster child of the self-centered, overly-entitled jacka$$ that epitomizes everything that's wrong with America today.
quote: The future might include standardized battery packs that can easily be swapped out at "gas" stations. Or you might be driving an ICE car or hybrid that uses biofuels. Or...whatever.
quote: EVs will be here in the future. But there's no reason to think we won't improve upon their long-distance utility (in non-wasteful ways), or that only EVs will be around.
quote: Because people are both stupid and lazy. Any and all "solutions" that involve contactless field induction are horrible
quote: Could we see wider tyres in order to increase contact with the road and contact with the plates, or am I just missing the point here?
quote: Am I the only one who saw the headline, and...visualised a car charging through a pile of tyres at speed? :P