quote: The ability to simply pull into the garage or parking space and have your car automatically recharge would be a huge improvement over systems in place today.
quote: If you forget to charge your EV, you're stuck at home for a few hours the next morning, unable to get to work.
quote: Forgetting to refuel/recharge has a much greater negative impact on the EV. Thus it warrants more money spent on an automated solution.
quote: The point of EVs is to replace oil with a domestic energy source and move emissions away from urban centers.
quote: If I go to my garage just one or two mornings out of the year and realize that I forgot to plug my car, the inconvenience would be irritating enough that I'd pay $100 to avoid it.
quote: And unless a physicist can point out my error, physics pretty much guarantees that there will be a non-zero loss in that kind of field induction power transfer. It can't ever be lossless, like a wired connection essentially is.
quote: Wireless induction has been known for years, but is still in its infancy for such a usage. Given time, I'm sure we'll be able to get a better efficiency.
quote: In your analogy you would have to pull into the station, plug it in and sit there for 8 hours. I don't think many people would be happy with that.