Hello, I'm neither an owner nor a regular visitor here, but I'm curious if there has been any discussion about some sort of automated plug-in mechanism that could be added to (or included with) home chargers.
I know that:
"Wireless charging" has an appeal to a certain segment of owners and the population
People can be lazy (regardless of how easy a task), but also
That they/we can be forgetful (regardless of the importance of a task)
Tesla is interested in eliminating every conceivable objection to EVs, regardless of how minor.
Therefore, I think that such a system would have its appeal and practical uses. And given Tesla's robotics and technical expertise, it seems like it would be a piece of cake to design, implement and offer (if only as an option). A sensor would just notice when the vehicle arrives in or near* its standard parking space, and then the plug would "come alive", finding and moving close to the charge port. The latch would then open, and the plug would insert itself... without you doing a thing. (i.e., you could just park and go inside).
Impossible? Impractical? Not enough demand? I'm missing something? Love to hear some feedback!
* Another advantage to any wireless charging system is that accuracy of parking would not be required.
(Cross-posted from teslamotorsclub)