Situation: You have nowhere to charge your BMW i3 and your charge is depleted. What do you do?

In the video above, you will see a interesting though inefficient solution to the problem.

This hardware store generator and a few misc. items solution gets you ~ 8 miles of range per hour. But it's better than nothing in a pinch, right?  (hat tip to Rampone)

Of course, as mentioned in the video, this solution is to be handled with extreme care. And do not ever run the generator inside the vehicle.

This is not the first time we've seen a portable generator charge an electric car and it certainly won't be the last.

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