A Tesla Model Y transformed into a plug-in hybrid?

Have you ever thought of turning a Tesla into a plug-in hybrid model? Obrist did it with the latest Model Y and its results will amaze you!

You could almost believe in fake news as the idea seems far-fetched. At the time when theelectric takes power and old vehicles are retrofitted, Obrist develops technology to add a heat engine to models zero emissions. A project far from being stupid since the company promises performance in terms of consumption that is almost unrivaled. The small block does not drive the wheels but only serves to recharge the battery.

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A Tesla Model Y, just arrived in France, transformed into a vulgar plug-in hybrid, it’s a scandal! The Austrian company had already tried the experiment on electric cars and more recently the Model 3. She now intends to sell her conversion kit called HyperHybrid (today Mark II, ie in phase 2) to suppliers or new companies wishing to launch their vehicle.

While the creation of a rechargeable hybrid version on a thermal model costs around €15,000, Obrist announces that it can go below €2,000 with the production following behind. We also often notice it on the manufacturers’ catalogs where the cars PHEV are always much more expensive. The cost of the battery and a specific transmission are exorbitant. Take the case of the Tesla presented on the stand. She equips herself with a 1.0-liter two-cylinder gasoline engine. This is helped by a small electrical block, as well as a battery three to four times smaller than originally. This allows him to win 250kg on the scale.

How it works ?

The objective is twofold: to reduce the costs of an electrified car (mainly hybridization) and to improve road handling. It is obvious that a model weighed down by a battery will lose efficiency and driving pleasure. Obrist also rightly considers that current electric models are too expensive. A transition period, initiated by the hybridization of thermals, also costs money. So much for taking the best of both worlds.

These hybrid systems called ” range extenders » thus make it possible to share the various consumptions and emissions. The specialized company guarantees low fuel consumption with less 2 l/100 km. Ditto for electricity where the values ​​drop to around 7.3 kWh / 100 km (it’s between 12 and 20 kWh / 100 km for a conventional electric). Finally, this ultra-silent and, above all, vibration-free motor only rejects 23g CO2 per kilometer.

The future use of synthetic fuel which Porsche talks a lot about, for example, can also be considered. In the end, your Tesla could travel a hundred kilometers on electric before having to recharge either the battery or refuel.

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