Submitted by tashbrook on June 24, 2013
IF, and only IF, you fully charge your P85 could this be a theoretical problem. I am trying to find out with my own but it could be a large liability not covered by insurance. If I am fully charged and pull up next to a Prius/Volt/Leaf etc that is fully charged and I accelerate like we all like to do...it is possible that the magnetic field generated will be out of phase with the smaller car and turn it 180 degrees and flip it over on its side similar to two like poles on a pair of magnets. Now, the Model S driver will be at least a quarter mile down the road so he might not even see this happen. It has been a few years since working with Gaussian formulas but just saying…it could happen!
Of course there is a worse probability. The poles are aligned and the Prius/Volt/Leaf etc is caught in the larger magnetic field and dragged at unsafe speeds (for the little car) behind the Tesla like a tin can on an invisible string until the S just repels it.
Just beware and be careful!
*kidding of course* ;)
11,800 miles and not one problem. Making first service appointment today.