Skip to comments.VIDEO: Hilarious Secret on How to Charge a Tesla In an Emergency
Posted on 08/11/2020 8:29:47 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
If your Tesla car runs out of electricity on the road miles away from the nearest charging station, what do you do? This video shows what actually happened in this situation.
There is an electric car charging station, I think near Amarillo Texas, that is powered by a diesel engine. I’d post a picture but I can’t find it.
Top Gear did it years ago. Just not with a Tesla.
In Texas we call that the Tesla Range Extender.
Good. There is no substitute for petroleum products. They are the best, most concentrated source of energy.
You do what you gotta do. Quite clever actually, especially if you’re stuck out in the middle of nowhere. The guy videoing and running his mouth could’ve just taken a hike, though.
If you buy a Tesla to tour Texas, you will come to rue that day. It gets real hot out there between Alpine and El Paso and there is nothing out there but miles and miles of miles.
The jackrabbits will laugh at you. The coyotes will wait for you to die and then dine on your carcass.
Seems like Tesla offers a choice of colours. Black, or black.
Can you recharge a Tesla Model 3 by towing it? That's a great question, and we're going to to use a Ford Raptor to find out. We'll also need to determine how quickly a Tesla can be recharged by towing it, and how far you'd need to travel to fully recharge the battery. The Tesla Model 3 can charge its battery through regenerative braking, where the wheels of the car force the electric motor to spin, which forces a charge into the battery. This is used to slow the car down, and improve its efficiency. However, if you tow the car, you might be able to use that regenerative braking to charge the battery, that is what this video seeks to find out.
On top of this, we'll determine what's more efficient - Option 1: traveling with a Ford Raptor from A to B, or Option 2: Using a Raptor to tow a Tesla, then driving the Tesla from A to B. To do this, we'll need to determine the Tesla's efficiency, the Ford's efficiency, and the Ford's efficiency while towing. Then, using the regen rate of the Tesla, we can find out what the Tesla's true fuel economy is while using a Ford Raptor to tow it. It's a super fun video with a fascinating conclusion; have a watch!
The Straight Pipes high mileage Ford Raptor is used to tow the Tesla Model 3 Performance while driving around Toronto Motorsports Park.
Engineering Explained Tesla Model 3
“Good. There is no substitute for petroleum products. They are the best, most concentrated source of energy.”
Nuclear is more concentrated.
Black minimizes the poor build quality.
That generator might supply about 6 miles per 1 hour charge. I doubt it is even that much..
Really stupid video—I wish I had those minutes of my life back.
“Seems like Tesla offers a choice of colours. Black, or black.”
Black is below average:
“iSeeCars Ranking of Tesla Model S Deals by Color
Rank Color % Deals Compared to Model Average
1 Brown 25.6%
2 Gray 7.1%
3 Green 6.7%
4 Blue 1.9%
5 Black -0.6%
6 White -6.2%
7 Silver -6.2%
8 Red -11.2%
That’s all I’ve seen in this area.
Well, they mainly run on oil products no matter how you charge them, so why not? I say mainly because I guess some could be powered by juice from hydroelectric dams.
Nice car. What is used to produce body parts, tires, seats, carpet, paint, wiring insulation, interior insulation, dashboard, roof liner, brake shoes, glass, fender wells, gravel guards, and more?
“It gets real hot out there between Alpine and El Paso and there is nothing out there but miles and miles of miles.”
Tesla Super Charging station in Van Horn.
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