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Charging while moving?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Cyberax, Nov 20, 2015.

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  1. Oba

    Oba Member

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    Since he is quite publicly "anti-gasoline", I can't even imagine him trying it.
     
  2. Bizdoc

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    So you may want to check out plugless, the company that makes a plugless magnetic charging to allow the car to charge without plugging into the wall receptacle.

    Meet Plugless | The Wireless EV Charging Station

    Their system charges the model S by directly providing D.C. Power to the battery. It was reviewed by SAE international

    https://avt.inl.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/evse/WirelessChargingTestResultsPaper.pdf

    If they have already figured out how to charge using D.C. Power separate from Tesla I/f, wouldn't that offer an easier step to charging while in motion? Buy their system and tie into the on board adapter they install? I am interested because there was a line of 13 tesla trying to supercharge in Barstow. Only need an additional 50-100 miles to make this a non stop trip.
     
  3. wycolo

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    That paper is about the unit itself, and not about interfacing a particular EV. Also their version for Model S is still unfinished, probably dead ended. Somehow I don't see TM giving up any access to their vehicles such that this thingy would require. Philosophically Elon would be against giving up ~10% transfer efficiency which would be 'lost in space' with no hope of improvement.

    Barstow - Tesla needs to build huge SCs on both sides of town, each one having its own C-Store slash Casino slash Tesla Gallery. Go for broke on this one!
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  4. Goolash

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    You could just fire up the generator everytime you stop to eat or use the restroom. Just saying.
     

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