It's for public parking garages, not home garages.A truly revolutionary advancement in plugging in!!
How have I logged 30k miles in less than 2 yrs driving my BEV without this gizmonic?
All this time I've been stepping 3 ft from the door of my car to grab the charge cord handle and plugging it into the charge port which is even closer to the charger.
Yes, the Mennekes standard in Europe uses a user provided cable.In case you don't want to watch a 10 minute youtube video:
The basic idea of a roof-mounted charger seems like a good one. But I don't understand the lack of cable. Do all EV owners in Europe carry around a Mennekes extension cable of some sort?
It sounds good until you think it over.Honestly, I think that its a brilliant idea of supplying my own cord at public stations. It would cut down on theft potential, and make being ICEd a lot easier to workaround.
But theft of cables between the charger and the car will go up. With high copper prices, these will disappear unless you have a way of locking them up.Honestly, I think that its a brilliant idea of supplying my own cord at public stations. It would cut down on theft potential, and make being ICEd a lot easier to workaround.