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'The Electron Emporium'

'The Electron Emporium'

I had the opportunity to ask Elon a question last week in London...'In terms of fast charging. Wireless charging, and battery swapping - how do you think they all figure in the mix - and will one of them ultimately prevail?' His answer was that fast charging will prevail - but I figure that battery swap and wireless will increasingly figure where appropriate. In metro areas with Taxis and Buses and Vans I think it can accelerate adoption and offer a different business case. I'm 100% convinced that if Nikola Tesla were around today he would be pushing hard on wireless as it diminishes battery reliance. There are key players around the world finessing the technology - not least Qualcomm who are on a march with it I think! I would appreciate and respect that you sell what you make not what you might make - so I guess that was the flavour of his answer. Anyone like to express their thoughts?...

Dramsey | 27. Oktober 2013

Inductive (wireless) charging is less efficient than wired charging, and produces more waste heat as well. That's why it's good for tiny things like cell phones and not so good for, say, 85kWh battery packs.

Brian H | 27. Oktober 2013

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