Can Electric Cars on the Highway Emulate Air-to-Air Refueling?
Jet fighters can’t carry a huge tank of fuel because it would slow them down. Instead they have recourse to air-to-air refueling, using massive tanker planes as their gas stations.
What if electric cars could do the same thing, while zooming down the highway? One car with charge to spare could get in front of another that was short of juice, and the two could extend telescopic charging booms until they linked together magnetically. The charge-rich car would then share some of its largesse. And to complete the aerial analogy, just add a few big “tanker trucks” bearing enormous batteries to beef up the power reserves of an entire flotilla