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 Post subject: Re: BP buys Chargmaster
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:23 am 
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Charge points in lamp posts...the next big thing for EVs :D
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44759150

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 Post subject: Re: BP buys Chargmaster
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:09 am 
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Need more than that! With the spacing of most lamp posts in our streets, you'd need about 50 charging points on each one! Can you imagine the tangle of charging leads overnight? It would be like one of those kid's puzzles - "Can you find a route for Freddie Frog to get home to his lily pad". There's a business opportunity here - Advanced Untangling Solutions, we come to you. 24 hour callout. Tongue firmly in cheek, of course. The proposal would be a start, but I still feel the push towards EV's will outstrip the infrastructure for the immediate future, given the sclerotic pace of change in any public works. Hope I'm wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: BP buys Chargmaster
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:07 am 
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Perhaps the answer might be to adopt the charging concept of the latest mobile phones and run powerlines beneath the roads. I gather some research as been done with the idea at 'places where they stop' for electric busses so it might be a goer in the end. Haven't a clue what the high magnetic field effects are on people though.

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 Post subject: Re: BP buys Chargmaster
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:25 am 
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The wireless chargers for mobile phones (ie Qi standard) are totally passive and act as a receiving antenna until a device placed on top sends a signal to start charging (the phone also tells it when to reduce current and stop too) - so that's not a bad strategy for charging a car as there's no issue when there's no car stopped above it. I know BMW and others have demonstrated this technology with their PHEVs.

However whilst that's fine for a nice garage or driveway, or a well maintained carpark, I can't see it happening on streets where they're going to get damaged by heavy traffic and utility companies digging the road up.

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