Submitted by lfava on September 6, 2013
My son recently received his new Tesla Model S and its one stunning automobile. I too, would like to purchase one but I require a pickup truck or similar vehicle. Since a Tesla pickup truck is several years away I thought of way of making it happen sooner.
Tesla could manufacture a closed aero-dynamic utility trailer (10-12 ft long). To offset the drag and energy used to haul the trailer you could incorporate the following…
• 45kw battery pack installed below the bottom of the trailer providing addition energy to the main vehicle through it’s trailer connector
• 2 load cells, one over each of the trailer’s tires could calculate the load. The data feed back to the main vehicle through the trailer connector to calculate energy usage
I hope this suggestion helps.