27 May '11, 8am

Can You Charge a 2011 Nissan Leaf by Towing it? Apparently So (VIDEO)

Leafplan.nl tow-charges a 2011 Nissan Leaf Enlarge Photo Imagine the scene: You’re out in your 2011 Nissan Leaf only to discover you have 6 miles of available range left but need to travel 26 miles to reach your youngest daughter’s birthday party. Oh, and there’s no-where to charge. At least, that’s the crazy premise which lead the team over at Leafplan.nl to tow an almost-empty 2011 Nissan Leaf behind a pickup truck in order to fast-charge its battery pack. DISCLAIMER: Before we go further, while we think it’s fun thing to do in a crazy-kind of way we do NOT suggest you copy them. Nissan specifically recommends you DO NOT tow your Leaf in any circumstances, since the car’s motor is mechanically connected to the wheels at all times, and does not have a true ‘neutral’ gear. In short, towing your Nissan Leaf (or most electric cars) can result in serious damage to your car. P...

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