Submitted by charlesraub on Fri, 2014-02-21 12:23
I'm sure this has already been answered/thought of but what if the battery was "broken, segregated, whatever you'd like to call it", into four quadrants and instead of one flow of energy from a single connector (with twin chargers on board), what if in the future we had drivers drive up to a Supercharger station and there would be four connectors that come up out of the ground to deliver a charge to the battery from four different connections? Would it make the car charge 4x as fast? I would think you'd need additional on board chargers but the cost of not battery swapping (inventory holding costs), and if the physics/science behind pushing +120kW to the same battery but specifying it into four different quadrants via 4 different charging ports, I would think that a solid charge would take closer to 7-8 minutes instead of 30 minutes.
In my mind, if you split up a water tank into four quadrants and fill them up with the same FLOW and PRESSURE, each having their own individual faucets so to say, you’d theoretically be able to top off quicker than a single tank with the same flow and pressure from one faucet.