Just letting my mind wander here: What if in the distant future, EVs could be charged while driving? Wires embedded in certain roadways could inductively charge the EV while it is moving down the road. Would not have to be especially efficient. Would not have to provide a full charge. Would only have to maintain the current charge, or significantly extend range. The EV could log the usage and report the amount for billing to a CC. The wires could be part of the electrical distribution system, higher voltage would be a plus. Major problems to overcome: Road repairs. Magnetically transparent cover for the wires. Additional cost to both the road and the EV. The inevitable Luddite rebellion.