Some people will look at the private home charging setup for the first owner of a Tesla Model S P90D in Europe and say “it must be nice.”
We don’t know for a fact it’s the “first” P90D but a YouTube account by Stephan Maag says it is, as he demonstrates a mini hydroelectric generator used to renewably power his car.
The video shows a lovely home where he parks his expensive car and charges it with a suitably expensive electricity generator using a pool of water to turn it like a mini Grand Coulee Dam.
To American eyes, this arrangement at a villa that looks like the basis for a fountain appears understated and tasteful enough for a member of a royal family – at least, say a young duke or prince living the good life.
More ordinary people are considered ahead of the curve to have solar installations to get off the grid, but not as many have their own on-site hydroelectric station.
The setup drops 317 gallons (1,200 liters) of water per second 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) and that waterfall is what generates the electricity. A video shows a three-hour recharge but unsaid was the battery’s state of charge when it was parked. If it was near empty, that is faster than a level 2 High Power Wall Connector which supplies 58 miles range per hour.
Maag also has a referral link in the end of the video per Tesla’s referral program. If you have no other person to give a referral to, perhaps you can include him and help him cover the costs of this fine installation.