Honda launched its Honda E electric a few months ago. This small utility was designed to be simple, but with a pleasant design inside and out. However, this electric is equipped with a powerful inverter, and a Tesla Model 3 owner decided to demonstrate this by charging the electric car with the Honda E.
It is interesting to realize that in the future this type of “help” can appear if someone runs out of energy in the middle of the road.
Honda E electric gives Tesla Model 3 a hand
Presented at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the Honda E already has the production version on the market and stands out as being the first latest generation electric car from Honda. It presents itself as a fun and fast urban electric car, although it is a car that has not yet reached many markets.
The electric car is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 35.5 kWh. Honda says the car is capable of charging 80% in 30 minutes and has a range of 200 km.
Despite having a retro design, its interior shows traces of modernity, albeit in a clean way, without large artifacts. It comes equipped with a long screen that extends over the entire panel, with the ends functioning as side mirrors.
Another interesting feature is a 1.5 kW household outlet under the panel:
According can be perceived, this brings not only a 12 V connection, but also an alternating current 230 V socket. To do this, it requires a significant inverter to obtain battery power from the Honda E.
Use one electric to charge another. It will be possible?
Youtuber Bjorn Nyland got his hands on a Honda E and decided to test the plug using it to charge his Tesla Model 3.
Bjorn used a 6-amp charging cable, which raises the total power drawn from the Honda E to about 1.4 kW. It was not intended to extract more than 1.5 kW, to avoid blowing the fuse. The Honda E started with a charge of 94%, while the Model 3 had a charge of 20.6%, (or 17.6 kWh) remaining in its battery.
After 2 hours of charging, the Honda electric car dropped 10% with 84% energy capacity, which means that the vehicle lost about 2.9 kWh of energy capacity. Model 3, on the other hand, rose to 23.8% (or 19.8 kWh), which means that it added 2.2 kWh and, as expected, there was a significant loss of efficiency in loading the vehicle, thus achieving an efficiency of about 75%.
Obviously, the time it takes to load a little bit is not at all feasible except for proof of concept or to get someone out of trouble. However, who knows, with the evolution of technologies, more and less is not a more practical resource to power other troubled electric cars.