Ever thought about combining your fitness goals with recharging a Tesla? You’re not alone.

On a recent episode of a Finnish TV show, inventor Janne Käpylehto demonstrated a system that converts energy from nine bikes to power a charging station, which is hooked up to a Tesla Model X.

You might be thinking “nine bikes? That’ll charge up that EV in no time!” Unfortunately, you’d be wrong.

Nine cyclists charging one Tesla Model X. How hard can it be?

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Nine cyclists charging one Tesla Model X. How hard can it be?

Despite having pro cyclists and road racers pedalling as hard as possible for 20 minutes, the system generated just over 1 kilowatt of power to ultimately add a range of 2km to the Model X.

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So while the system does indeed work, it’ll take a full Tour de France grid to charge up one EV in a timely fashion.



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