Bidirectional Charging in A Tesla Model 3? BUSTED

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Earlier this week, several news outlets ran with a story that claimed Tesla was putting charging circuitry into its Model 3 (and by association, Model Y) that were physically capable of bidirectional power transfer to and from the battery pack and a charging station.

Some, like Electrek, called it “game changing” (

But while some outlets ran the story, we weren't convinced – partly because the circuit shared wasn't complete.

Yesterday, our suspicions were confirmed when Phil Sadow from the @Ingineerix YouTube channel proved that the original circuit diagnosis was incorrect — and that there's no way current Model 3 charging circuits can allow two-way power transfer.

Watch the video above to find out more, support us with the provided links, and let us know what you think below — but remember to keep your comments civil!

Thanks to Phil @Ingineerix for allowing us to use his video and photographs for this presentation.

Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Produced: Transport Evolved

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