Submitted by neidorff on Sat, 2020-03-07 08:15
So,what is the thing that EVs don't have, but could really use? How about the ability to share some of the charge from one vehicle with another?
IMO, this would eliminate a lot of the "range anxiety" and "will I make it" anxiety that many of us face.
I don't know the electronic specs of a charging port, and what it would take (if anything) to have a Tesla give some emergency charge to (just as an example) a Leaf? Clearly a cable adapter is needed. I'd also suggest human confirmation(handshake using SSH keys) on both vehicles to enable the transfer. I'm sure that there will be other issues to resolve that I'm just not thinking about.
Point is, having such a Cross-Car-Charging Cable eliminates a big missing link, and will reduce the anxiety of running out of charge in a remote area.
Thanks for reading this,