What to do if your Tesla runs out of juice

  • Published on Dec 28, 2017
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  • SwGuru
    SwGuru 2 days ago

    I find a little ridiculous that you cannot share power between vehicles. Surely this would be safer than towing.

  • Wim Schoenmakers
    Wim Schoenmakers 2 days ago

    "Beam me up Scotty" does not work?

  • Auradricus
    Auradricus 4 days ago

    I do not know about Norway traffic law, but in Spain it is forbidden to tow a car with another one on the public road.

  • tomfreed
    tomfreed 5 days ago

    Many people don't know this. I am here to tell you the truth as i have processed thousand of cells to build lithium packs for my off grid solar storage batteries I ought to know a thing or two about lithium batteries. Actually i also repair battery pack too yes they can be repaired!

    Lithium batteries for longest longevity it should be kept at 20-80% charge range that is lowest is 20 and highest in charge is 80%. Sure you have less range but you can nearly double its life if you keep the charge in that range. That applies to all lithium battery NOT just the Tesla as lithium batteries all have similar characteristics. Why do you think Tesla suggests to charge at about 80% for daily use and 100% for trip use? They don't suggest lowest discharge because that is less critical than the upper end.
    Now you know. By the way there is no difference between the solar lithium battery pack vs the car lithium battery pack. The differences are in battery configuration and monitoring. My power energy is depending on what i collect and store from the sun for later use so knowing or not knowing will benefit or affect me. I have to take an effort to learn and experiment before i take a full dive going off grid. It was a worthwhile effort!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Noel
    Noel 6 days ago

    You could always bring a diesel unit

  • Bicky Day
    Bicky Day 7 days ago

    Who cares about the accent. Interesting is what happens when you run out of power with battery operated car. How nanny battery operated stations are there? It’s good for the environment for sure🙂

  • Jaskanwar Randhawa
    Jaskanwar Randhawa 10 days ago

    you should charge it to 100 to calibrate the battery

  • enerdhil
    enerdhil 11 days ago +1

    The whole video, basically -- If the battery is empty, "what you want to do is recharge it, you cannot revive it". Who'd've thunk? Another 14 minutes of my life I'll never get back... :(

  • Tjita1
    Tjita1 12 days ago +1

    If you run a modern diesel out of fuel you probably need to tow it to a workshop to have it bled. This still beats that. A type 2 cable and a tow rope and you're set, or in worst case, call a tow truck and have them tow you to a fast charger.

  • henrikohm
    henrikohm 14 days ago

    Remember that not all cars can tow the weight of your car

  • mlee6050
    mlee6050 17 days ago

    gentle with a car that has max torque from 0mph lol

  • Sean Patterson
    Sean Patterson 19 days ago

    Most people would spend their evenings in a pub... apparently not in Norway...

  • TeslaFanBoi_ 100
    TeslaFanBoi_ 100 22 days ago

    if teslas has gas mode then u have to use it cuz ur tesla is out of juice

  • joseph stalin
    joseph stalin 26 days ago

    *dont buy a Tesla

  • Scratch Pad
    Scratch Pad 28 days ago

    I fear no electric vehicle, but that... (1:43) that scares the ++++ out of me. N-not to mention that your car exterior temperature of 1℃ might as well read -111℃ as far as running out of power in the middle of a Norwegian snowstorm at 12:48 AM local time.
    My hyperactive imagination leaves me considering the worst possible case scenarios for running out of power, from bitter cold to having no ice water left on a blazing summer day in the Utah desert to nearly drowning. Please forgive that... 😱😨😰😳🤢

  • Nona Nona
    Nona Nona 29 days ago

    The best thing to do when your tesla runs out of juice..

    *just give it some more orange juice bro*

  • GnosisMan50
    GnosisMan50 Month ago

    thanks for sharing....so if I were to help someone with a Telsa with a dead battery, I know what to do. Though I wonder if Telsa provides a step by step video procedure on how to tow a Telsa with more detail

  • blek 353
    blek 353 Month ago +2

    15:40 If it is a fossil (tower), it will laugh at you 😂

  • John Davis
    John Davis Month ago

    if you clicked on the 16 amp icon on your charge screen you can change the amps setting the charger will accept it was set to 16 so it only draws 16 ampsuse the up arrow to increase it (14:16-14:19) on your video(set charge limit)

  • Saud Hassan
    Saud Hassan Month ago

    Thank you so much for the solution for it my tesla just stoped on the mountains

  • Koito rob
    Koito rob Month ago +1

    What to do if your Tesla runs out of juice?

    Off the top of my head i'd guess at, erm, PUT IT ON CHARGE?

  • Neil Viegas
    Neil Viegas Month ago

    That poor cable

  • Oliver O
    Oliver O Month ago

    Chuck Norris would take some diesel from a regular petrol station for his Tesla and drive it to a charger

  • Lei Chen
    Lei Chen Month ago

    True man test it at a snowing night. Good job.

  • Kevin Meulenhof
    Kevin Meulenhof Month ago

    I used my phone to charge my tesla

  • zaferroni
    zaferroni Month ago +1

    Nice stuff

  • Paw Paw
    Paw Paw Month ago

    A Tesla powered Plymouth Prowler would be a great weekend cruiser.

    • Brian A
      Brian A 11 days ago

      If you are gay, would be great. Get it in purple.

  • Kami Easton
    Kami Easton Month ago

    It would be cool if you could transform parts of the car into solar panels, or push a button to activate a roof sized solar panel of some kind - considering the roof is glass.
    Might bump up the price, but it would be VERY sustainable.

    • Brian A
      Brian A 11 days ago

      It would only take 6 months to charge.

  • ferkemall
    ferkemall Month ago

    Its against the law to tow a car in the UK !

  • ferkemall
    ferkemall Month ago

    99% of EVs dont come with a tow bar =wonder why ? if they did you could rex it with a 50 Kv generator & go for Hybrid status LOL ! /UK

  • ferkemall
    ferkemall Month ago

    Call for a diesel car transporter ,they dont make electic ones yet and when they do you will have to wait longer it will have to charge up ! /UK

  • The Sharper Image
    The Sharper Image Month ago

    What to do if your Tesla runs out of juice?......install an "alternator" type of unit that keeps the battery full all the time when driving and you will never have to worry about running out of juice....

  • Ogeid Zepol
    Ogeid Zepol 2 months ago +1

    Nice car but I will stick with gasoline for now, I don't find electric cars practical at all, to get you going again on the road depends on the recharge time which is not instantly like gasoline, in the EU the Euro6 emissions restrictions will force manufacturers to make cars less contaminant. So until electric vehicles don't develop instant battery recharge methods ... I'm sticking with petrol.

  • David Vonch
    David Vonch 2 months ago

    A tool for popping that off would be better than the key... 🙄

  • David Vonch
    David Vonch 2 months ago +1

    I wonder if insurance company's will at some point have roadside assistance to recharge it.

  • megotmesources
    megotmesources 2 months ago

    uhmm ok ha draymond here is a interesting question game 1 u win ok game 2 there was flood u lose okok game 3 no flood u lose

  • Ronald de Rooij
    Ronald de Rooij 2 months ago

    What to do if your Tesla runs out of juice? Well stupid question, like.... charge it ??? Jeez...

  • Elizabeth Blane
    Elizabeth Blane 2 months ago

    Towing with a strap is illegal in many states in the US.

  • Random User Name 92840531

    Hazard lights? Na

  • zexxonije
    zexxonije 2 months ago

    Very useful, thank you.

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  • Barrie Le
    Barrie Le 2 months ago

    What were the brakes like during the towing period? Did you actually test them and did they feel efficient in the circumstances????


    Store some juice i the truck?? :-)

  • Mike Sollows
    Mike Sollows 2 months ago

    So a old or weak person should not own a tesla .?

  • Rob Dekker
    Rob Dekker 2 months ago +1

    Nice test, thank you !
    This tells us how far below 0 a Tesla can go :
    I noticed that the meter went to 0 at 2:26 into the video.
    At that point your "km since last charge" is at 186.6.
    Then at 4:16 the car officially shuts down.
    At that point, your "km since last charge" is at 194.7.
    So you went 8.1 km below the 0 mark.
    That's not a lot.
    So Tesla's 0 mark is not like the "E" mark in gasoline cars, where you still have another 50 miles in the tank.

  • Phil Woodford
    Phil Woodford 3 months ago

    Working out how I can but a T3 for my next car - fun video thanks couldn’t you have just turned all electrical items on at the end , rather than keep going round the car park? Air con etc?

  • San
    San 3 months ago

    Leave tow mode off and let it regen during towing ;)

  • Ismael López
    Ismael López 3 months ago

    I have a guinnean pig

  • Scratch Pad
    Scratch Pad 3 months ago

    I am shaking in my chair right now! Why am I getting Day After Tomorrow vibes watching this?! 😣😯😨😰🥺⚡🔌🔋

  • lbartel
    lbartel 3 months ago

    If/when I get a white Model 3, I'm sorely tempted to name my car "GLaDOS".

  • Leo M. Mara
    Leo M. Mara 3 months ago

    Great and unique video. Thank you. I have heard of people Towing the car to recharge it. Is that doable and advisable?

  • carlito galang
    carlito galang 3 months ago

    Thanks....a lot....

  • jaco kruger
    jaco kruger 3 months ago

    and dont forget a hammer, so you can break that plastic cover to put the tow hook in lol

  • Clement Joseph
    Clement Joseph 3 months ago

    From which country are you from??

  • Darth nataS
    Darth nataS 3 months ago

    Oh man, and no sun or wind anywhere in sight. Only a dark, cold, and windless night. You could hook a rope up to a gasoline car and let the regen jump up that battery, but be forewarned the risk you are taking with that carbon dioxide you are now responsible for.

  • kent ma
    kent ma 3 months ago

    better to try this when is not freezing condition, I guess

  • OcRefrigeration , Hvac & Electrical Video's.

    Good vid. Looks like they have 10 miles reserve. nice.

  • OcRefrigeration , Hvac & Electrical Video's.

    i keep a generator and propane tank in my trunk.

  • Wombah 0070
    Wombah 0070 4 months ago +2

    Clearly even when FLAT the car STILL has some power for its essentials>>> screen & car management system.

    • Bjørn Nyland
      Bjørn Nyland  4 months ago

      Yes, because there's a 12 V system for powering those whereas the high voltage battery was flat.