Charging a Tesla in rural China is dangerous as hell

Also why is there a luxury sedan in rural China?

 

Imad Khan

Tech

Published Feb 26, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 10:41 am CDT

The Tesla Model S continues to surge in popularity, even in rural China.

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A user on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, posted pictures of themselves charging a Tesla Model S in Sichuan Province—taking up most of a rural back road in the process.

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All the person had to do was shimmy on up the pole, get to the transformer, run some wires down from the fuse box, wrap un-insulated wire around a plastic bag, and connect that all to a power outlet. With that, power to the luxury electric sedan was possible.

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Obviously, this is highly dangerous, but with so few charging stations in China, sometimes owners need to get creative.

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This also brings up the question: What was a super expensive electric car doing in rural China? 

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H/T Jalopnik | Photo via Windell Oskay/Flick (CC BY 2.0) 

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*First Published: Feb 26, 2015, 8:33 pm CST