I hope this is real - underground charger

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This medium tech home charger is intended to come out of the floor only when the space owner's vehicle is in automatic parking mode and requesting a charge. It relies on the existing autonomous capabilities of the car to eliminate all high maintenance robot functions from the anchored device.

Here is how it looks just before the car exhaust like coupler backs into it.


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Here is how it performs relative to onboard and 1st generation inductive chargers.
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And here is how it looks from the ground side looking up when it is folded down. It is about 2.5 inches thick and can be surface mounted with a 15 degree ramp to make the 18 inch square into a meter square, or it can be flush mounted in a pocket.
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This electric toothbrush like "close coupled inductive" charger 1st prototype maybe too downmarket for the 3. I see it as a niche product for people who want the combination of small carbon footprint, safety and convenience. Luxury car buyers will likely prefer to double the carbon footprint of charging and go with a much sexier 'no moving parts' inductive charger.