smkettner wrote:Unless all the cars are self driving it would seem less disruptive to share a single cord.
And then there is cost..... I would rather have 10 cords to ??? probably half or less as many wireless.
The question is, how likely are the cords to be there, and working? I've seen more than a few vandalized or accidentally damaged EVSEs, and wireless buried in the pavement/curb reduces/eliminates those issues. Once we get autonomous cars that can go find the nearest charging station, it's a no-brainer - every time I see Tesla's robotic charging 'arm' I just think Falcon Wing Doors issues x 10 - 100. As wireless charging and that level of autonomy look likely to appear about the same time, might as well start providing the infrastructure now.