YouTubers try all sorts of ridiculous things to create content and get a reasonable number of likes. This latest attempt of towing a Tesla is no different. Frequent users of EVs might be familiar with the idea of charging their vehicles by towing them with another vehicle. This is a way of putting juice back in their batteries.
Not many people charge their EVs in this manner, even when they completely run out of battery and have no other choice left. Calling a tow truck is a much safer option than towing your dead EV behind another vehicle to charge it back up again.
Known for his unconventional and twisted videos about cars and engines, Rich, the guy behind the Warped Perception YouTube channel, had his very own Tesla Model S towed behind a Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG) at a constant 70 mph and drew a few conclusions. See the video featured below to know exactly what happened.
The vehicle seemed perfectly okay in the video and did not show any signs of danger; neither did it look like being in an unsafe position. Before seeing the experiment, I thought to myself, how can a car like Tesla not show signs of distress. It looked like it could take many more miles of what it was being subjected to without a glitch.
Rich towed the car at 70 mph for nearly 25 miles, and also, most importantly, the battery was being top up at an accelerated rate. The electricity was put back into the battery at a rate of 65 kW, which is not a Supercharger speed level, not even V1 or V2 Superchargers that could rally 150 kW, but it is still quite reasonable.
This article clearly does not urge you to try out this activity based on the video shown. But what we see is obviously harmless, like it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to do with your EV, but first, you need to find something strong to tow your car with.