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Can I charge one Model S from another Model S

Can I charge one Model S from another Model S

Scenario: One model S looses charge on the road. The other one pulls right next to it and transfers charge. 15 mins later you can make to to the next charging station.

I guess its not currently possible as I have not seen any 'jumper' cables for Model S.

Is this something in the works?

fluxemag | 6 maart 2013

Great idea, but it would probably take some modification and an extra circuit to make that possible.

GoTeslaChicago | 6 maart 2013

Someday.

jeroens | 6 maart 2013
GoTeslaChicago | 6 maart 2013

Personally I think it is a great idea. Can't see any big technical problems to it being implemented some day. Then help will never be farther away than the nearest fellow Tesla owner.

olanmills | 6 maart 2013

Yeah but 15 minutes? That's some nice charging and discharging equipment that would have to be built into the cars for a scenario that never really happens.

David Trushin | 6 maart 2013

I haven't revisited this but i thought i saw somewhere that AAA had charging assistance trucks that you could call.

Brian H | 6 maart 2013

On trial, in one location. Forget where.

EVTripPlanner | 6 maart 2013

Great idea - if car had a DC output (maybe using special "jumper cable" that had charge port connector at both ends) it would act essentially like a supercharger (400V DC supply). Basically, we know the battery can put out even more than the superchargers (because the HP/kW spec of the car is greater than the 90kW of the supercharger)...just need to control the output. Very cool.

ian t.wa.us | 7 maart 2013

That would be Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, LA, Knoxville and Orlando as of last October...

http://sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2012/10/aaa-tests-electric...

Hope you don't have to go far though as it's only meant to give you about 15 miles. It is DC fast charging though.

Cheers!