that you could get 20 miles worth of charge in an hour.
So for comparison, the Model S charging page lists with the 48A 14-50 wall connector, you get 20 miles in 35 minutes, with the 72A HPWC 23 minutes, Supercharger in 3 minutes.
Elon has already stated that plugless looses too much energy in the transfer and is not the way to go. That is why he is developing the snake.
Hmm I may have missed that one, do you have a link to Elon's statement or video where he says this ?
I agree that wireless charging is not efficient but it addresses a solution that automated pluging (snake) doesn't i.e. safety. Can you imagine having a car plugged outside in a neighborhood where kids play and one of them tries to play with it? Also shared spaces where a wired charge-point is just not practical.
I am interested in plugless simply because it is a neat solution if it works reasonably efficiently. I can have the charge plate buried on my driveway or garage and all I would have to do is park car correctly after work. No dangling wires for kids to play with or sabotage.
I will consider automatic plugging. So a device that makes physical contact with vehicle, likely underbelly socket.
I will consider wireless charging only if efficiency is above 98%.
Now, if my wife had an EV, something that would do it for her when she parked would be good as she would not remember to plug in and emails/txt's wouldn't be enough.