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Charging Model S with a diesel generator

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kuttakamina, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. kuttakamina

    kuttakamina Member

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    Okay before you flame me for using hydrocarbons .. this is just an "out of interest" thing.

    A 10KwH generator consumes around 1.2 gallons of diesel per hour.
    10KwH will add 28 miles to your Tesla in an hour.

    So even with this hyper-inefficient setup (double energy conversion), you're still looking at 23mpg.

    Not bad for a car of this size and weight. Not bad!
     
  2. deonb

    deonb Active Member

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  3. GSP

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    In Hawaii, and most other islands as well, you can do this by just plugging into the grid. Utility sized diesel generators are more efficient as well.

    GSP
     

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