kmp647 wrote:My idea is that the charge port is : small , not much larger than the socket.
Hard plastic or aluminum and hinged very strong.
opens via the smart key fob or an internal release.
when you open the port lid and push the J1772 handle in, it latches to the lid somehow
you cant remove the evse handle without a smart fob or pushing a button in the car
it would be like a quick fuel cap on some cars
The Chargepoint stations lock the handle when not in use. They seem to have a solenoid type mechanism that slides a bar over the handle release to prevent anyone unauthorized from pulling out the handle. It seems like a similar mechanism could be put in the car port to lock the handle while charging.
Perhaps it could auto-unlock when the charge cycle is done and light an indicator to let others know they could take the cord for another vehicle to start charging.