2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
YouTube author ItsYeBoi built a trailer equipped with eight large solar panels. Together with a homemade mount, it cost $ 2,500 (170,000 rubles). The blogger tried to charge his TeslModel 3 electric sedan from him.
The experiment showed that solar panels generate about 800 watts of power. Under ideal conditions, a full charge of an electric vehicle takes 40 hours, and in cloudy weather it takes 80-100 hours. With ten hours of sunshine a day, an electric car with an empty battery will charge for eight to ten days. Provided that he stays in place.
- As a result, the idea of traveling in an electric car without stopping was not realized. The increase in energy from solar panels was not enough to reduce the influence of the trailer. It has decently reduced Tesla's range due to its large mass and poor aerodynamics.
Recently, a Finnish television studio installed nine bicycles connected to generators to charge the TeslModel X crossover. Professional athletes pedaled for 20 minutes and the crossover's range increased by two kilometers. Under these conditions, a full charge would take about 82 hours.