TonyWilliams wrote:Honestly, I hope that some bright folks somewhere are developing the next generation charging system that everybody can agree to (China, EU/UK, USA, Japan). Doubtful, though.
In some parallel universe they have mandated that everyone use the Tesla Supercharger system.
Too bad we don't live there.
At some point soon, the charge rate required / wanted will be far greater than the piece of hardware that grandma is going to plug in a car. Hence, I predict an automated setup that plugs in the bottom of the car, with it's big 1.5 inch diameter pins.
Then, nobody has to handle the extremely dangerous voltage with a heavy nozzle, and nobody will bump into it, or play with it. Heck, you won't even see it unless you crawl under the car. Just drove over the spot, the car is identified with its own wireless signal (with billing), and you get out and have a drink. When done, a message is sent to your mobile device, and you hop in the car on motor on.
1GW, here we come.