My Tesla Recharged Itself While Driving
I have a Tesla Model 3 RWD that I got just over two weeks ago. Something interesting happened during that time one day while I went up to a hike in the mountains. My car charged 6% of its battery during my drive back down the mountain.
Tesla’s have a very genius feature called regenerative braking. What this means is that when your foot is not on the accelerator in a Tesla, the car will slow down and put back the energy that dissipates into the battery. Essentially, the kinetic energy of the vehicle is converted into energy and stored in the battery.
The electric motor makes this possible by having it function as an electric generator. Tesla’s regenerative braking is so powerful that if you time it right, you should hardly ever have to use your brakes to stop your car.
Two situations will cause regenerative braking: Pressing the brake pedal and releasing …