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Do not try it at home - owner charging his Model S at 60kW in Siberia

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by vgrinshpun, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. vgrinshpun

    vgrinshpun Active Member

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    The video linked below was made by a Russian Model S owner. He was traveling to Barnaul, industrial city in the Altai Mountains in Siberia, and found himself with 70 miles of range left, but 90 miles away from the destination (and presumably charging facilities).

    The owner negotiated with a trucker to tow him for 20km in order to get some additional range via regeneration :cool:

    As shown in the video he "charged" at near 60kW - a rate which, as the owner notes in the video, is 20 times faster than charging from a 16A, 220V outlet.

    ЗарÑдка Tesla Model S на веревке, вÑлед за грузовиком. - YouTube
     
  2. Rheazombi

    Rheazombi Member

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    In Mother Russia, car charges YOU!
     
  3. Lloyd

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    He should have at least put his seatbelt on! :tongue:
     
  4. deckofficer

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    Latest option for Russian spec cars

    Robotic arm with electromagnet for attaching to dock bar of truck or trailer for regen on highway. 100,000 ruble
     
  5. ChriZ

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    I wonder if this hurts the motor and inverter. I remember some owners faulting regen to inverter failures early on.
     
  6. spaceballs

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    I believe this will not hurt anything electrical wise.
    People have done this with other EV's also.
     
  7. wk057

    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    Depends. I could see something failing or ending up with reduced life due to extended and sustained regen at high levels, for sure. Depends on how they developed the inverter. Considering the car didn't complain (temps probably fine) and such, Tesla probably accounted for this. This wouldn't be too much different than riding regen the whole way down a mountain decline.
     
  8. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Makes me want to try this at home!
     
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    Giving tail gating and fast charging a new meaning?
     
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    #12 Morristhecat, Feb 25, 2015
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    The next accessory I need to get for my S is a harpoon! Ha!

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    Perfect fit in the Frunk! :biggrin:
     
  13. vgrinshpun

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    Or just a portable custom designed (for Model S) tow bar ...
     
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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Brilliant!
     
  15. freds

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    Ah looks like he is being towed behind a semi-truck probably smart to negotiate with such a driver, an actual tow truck driver would have been a real predator!!!
     
  16. Laurent

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    Btw, is this a US spec Model S? If not, why isn't the UI localized? All the screens are in English...
     
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    A lot of Russian high-end cars are imported from elsewhere. Since the US is also LHD and the car is cheaper here, it wouldn't be a terrible surprise if it's a US-spec car.
     
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    %^$#*@!% people who film video in portrait mode...:cursing:
     
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    It is obnoxious as Hell. Fortunately though, when viewing portrait videos on my phone, I can view them in full res if I turn my phone vertically as well.
     
  20. HankLloydRight

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    I wonder how they negotiated any stopping manuever? That's not a tow bar, it's a tow rope. If that truck has to stop short, and the driver doesn't pay close attention (like, I don't know, when he's shooting a video??).. it's going to get ugly real quick for the Model S.

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