Submitted by Benz on February 28, 2013
Suppose that Mr. A had not planned his trip very well, and he has ended up somewhere along the highway, where there is no charging station nearby. First of all we will say that Mr. A should have known better before he started to drive in his EV. But it can happen.
The nearest charging station is 50 miles away.
Mr. B is also a driver of an EV, and his battery is 80% charged. Wouldn't it be nice if Mr. B could help Mr. A by transferring some energy from the battery of his EV to the battery of Mr. A's EV?
This is a very simple idea, but can it be engineered?
And if it is possible to engineer this, then maybe something else can be engineered as well:
An EV Truck with a mobile charging station on it, that can drive on the highway to help out people who have an empty battery. How about that?