Can You Charge a Tesla by Towing It?

Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained sets out Toronto Motorsports Park to see if you can charge a Tesla by towing it. The thought is that if you pulled it fast enough and far enough that the Tesla’s regenerative braking would charge it enough to drive it.

Regenerative braking is when electric cars wheels force the electric motor to turn, it acts like a generator and sends the power back to the batteries. Electric cars do majority of their braking like this, and Tesla claims that driven properly, a Tesla’s brakes can last the life of the vehicle.