American YouTuber Warped Perception specializes in unique Tesla mods and other engineering, science, and technology topics. InsideEVs reported that the channel host Matt Mikka has improved the acceleration of his Tesla Model S by mounting three mini-jet engines on the back of the car.
In order to test it out, he installed the electric vehicle with an onboard generator and drove the Model S for a very long distance. A small 400 cc single-cylinder engine with about 13 horsepower was what he utilized as a generator.
Interestingly, he was able to practically drive the Model S nonstop for a week from the initial 1,600 miles to 1,800 miles. Even at the hotels’ parking lots, where he spent the night, the engine continued to run noisily.
Nonetheless, it proves that it was actually charging during the drive even though it never received electricity from the grid.
However, the Tesla Model S was unable to sustain higher speeds slightly beyond the legal limit without losing the state of charge due to the small engine he used as a generator. It required him to stop and charge with usually 2% left in the battery.
Despite the experiment’s limitations, it serves as a solid foundation for future possibilities.
We previously reported on the two versions of the Model S that would soon be available in China as they were approved for the tax exemption. However, the said model is now subjected to another interesting news.