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Better than the Snake?

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by henderrj, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. henderrj

    henderrj Member

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    Some time ago in these forums I posed a question concerning the desirability of direct connect charging that was integral with parking. This was long before Elon surprised his engineers with the proposition for the “sort of metallic snake” that they have now presented in early form to him. But clearly we were not the only ones to understand the difficulties, real and perceived, of charging cables.

    In fact the patent application for our solution was already submitted before Elon’s musing. We now have a mockup, 3D drawings, etc. What we need to know is if this will work.

    We would like a small group of EV aficionados (who better than Tesla owners?) to act as a focus group and give us their thoughts as to usability, marketability, etc. We are in the Puget Sound area so, at least for this first meeting, are looking for people in that region. If you have an interest please contact me privately. We are seeking only six to twelve people and will take, at most, one hour of your time.

    Thank you,

    Rick Henderson
     
  2. Chris TX

    Chris TX Active Member

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    Links? Pictures?

    And please don't let this be wireless charging. The losses are too great.
     
  3. henderrj

    henderrj Member

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    No, not wireless - we agree. As Elon also said - direct connection is the way when it comes to this enormous amount of current. The legal folks say it's too early for pictures w/o an NDA. So, in person or one on one only at this time. Sorry!
     

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