26 May '11, 9pm

A "don't try this at home" method for charging your EV. Basically, ride the brakes while your EV is being towed.

It was my car who was towed (because it WAS an emergency, I needed to get to my daughter 3rd yr birthday) . I need to nuance the 10 minutes 70km (44 miles) charge up. It turned out to be about half of that. This makes sense. Braking generates a maximum of 30kwh/hour back into the battery. So to recharge 50% of the 25kwh Nissan Leaf battery you need to towe the car about 24 minutes. It turns our that the prediction how much miles you have left is not accurate (it never is). The 12 bars indicating how much of the battery if full works fine. Interesting is that after you get to 80% the charging of the battery goes back to 10kwh (same as with a fast charger). If I lived in the USA I would not recommend this because of the laywers. In the netherlands I am more free to try it out. I will keep you informed what nissan will do).

Full article: http://gas2.org/2011/05/26/video-fast-charging-a-nissan-l...

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