What Happens When You Try To Charge A Tesla With A Portable Generator?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by interestedinEV, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Well-Known Member


    Can be done. @bwilson4web you may like this. If you are in a flood zone and have lost power, and have a generator, may be an option.

    Not really eco-friendly or quiet, but will it work in a pinch?

    It's not a question of whether or not you can charge a Tesla, or any electric car, with a generator — or a portable unit in this particular case. It's a question of how much range you can get over a period of time, as well as how much gas you may need to burn to get add a reasonable number of miles.

    This is definitely something that many hardcore EV hardcore fans will frown upon for obvious reasons. Not to mention it's SO LOUD.
  2. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    First off, my only objection is they went 'cheap' instead of a real engine with good generator. Start with the Range Extender and generator of a BMW i3-REx. Now you're talking some serious power and charge rates. Better still, a hobby turbine with a smart, DC generator.

    Bob Wilson

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