ralphzoontjens wrote:Hm on that note, why don't companies create electric cars that can be charged from underneath. The car drives itself over the hotspot, a pole built into the ground moves up to connect to the car and at the same time locking the car. The car drives away and the pole hides itself.
Electric vehicle chargers are popping up everywhere around here, not just in parking spaces but even in the middle of nicely maintained green front yards, and they drastically need better aesthetics.
Both GM and Toyota now offer wireless charging for their EVs - it's a simple pad that sits on the floor (about the size of a baseball home-plate), you drive into your garage and it's right where it needs to be and automatically begins the recharge process.