Smidge204 wrote:mirko wrote:Why would making theft harder yet still possible ever be better than eliminating the possibility of theft?
BTW, I just priced one of those Mennekes Type 2 charging cables... £155.00 or about $250.00 US.
It's cute that you'd think theft would be impossible. What's to stop someone from ripping the induction pad out from the bottom of your car just like they do with catalytic converters? You think that'll be less than $250 to fix?
We can go back and forth with this for weeks. Point is, a modular cable system makes EVSE installation and maintenance cheaper which will encourage deployment, solves the standardization problem, and reduces the theft problem. Induction charging only addresses the theft issue but no other, and doesn't solve it to the extent you seem to think it does.
Last year we had about 30 new Police Interceptors parked in 2 rows at our shop waiting to be equipped. At 2 cars a week they sat for a long time. Sometime in the past someone cut a hole in the fence and took 8 brand new cats from the inside row. It was not noticed until one of the cars was started to move it. The roar was a real tip off.
Thieves will take anything. They will even steal from a black and white from a supposedly secure facility.