Austrian Obrist has created a unique Tesla Model 3 with hybrid technology, featuring a 999-cm lilliputian twin-cylinder petrol engine act as a range extender. At the back, under the floor of the trunk, there is a 30-liter tank.
The battery is smaller, at 17.3 kWh instead of the factory’s 75 kWh. According to the creators of HyperHybrid, as this particular Tesla is called, due to the smaller battery the weight is reduced by 285 kg! As a result, the electric motor is charged with less work, while having the assistance of the thermal motor (Zero Vibration Generator its name) from 60 km / h and on a generator role.
Obrist announces 1,500 km. autonomy, while the simple Model 3 is limited to 423 km. and the Long Range reaches up to 568 km. on a charge.
Charging is also another key point of differentiation. In a classic EV, the battery is usually emptied before the car is plugged in. In this way, it is subject to an aggravating sequence of “0-100 and 100-0” that in the long run reduces the yield. With such use, after 500 charging cycles the efficiency drops to 80% (depending on the battery technology) and continues with a downward trend, until the array needs to be replaced.
In hyperHybrid, on the contrary, the battery charges at ideal rates thanks to the petrol engine. So not only does autonomy increase, but also damage is reduced. The consumption of the twin-cylinder is limited to 2 liters/100 km, so filling is needed – always according to Obrist and in synergy with the electric motor – after 1,000 km.
In fact, this Model 3 hybrid can accept Turbocharger, reaching 109 horses. This format is intended for the top versions, where the petrol engine works with the larger electric motor or the dual arrangement of electric motors, with a maximum output of 611 horses. At the moment the power of the electric motor is limited to 136 horses, but in the future there are plans for more powerful versions..
The electric consumption is announced at just 7.3 kWh/100 km. and the emissions of the plug-in hybrid now Tesla, at 23 g. CO2/km And although it doesn’t have the throttle we usually see in Elon Musk’s creations, it’s capable of 0-100 km/h in 6.6 sec. and final speed170 km/h.
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