Honda e is equipped with 1.5 kW AC outlet, which can power stuff or even recharge other EVs.
After setting the charging current in the Tesla to a maximum of 6 A for 1.38 kW (6 A at 230 V), charging begins. However, the car received just around 1 kW of power.
Honda e was initially at 94% and after charging was at 84%, which corresponds to 10% or 2.9 kWh of energy use.
The Tesla, on the other hand, started at 20.6% (17.6 kWh) and ended at 23.7% (19.8 kWh), which corresponds to 3.2% and 2.2 kWh of energy gain.
When comparing the two numbers, it turns out that only 76% of the energy made it to the battery, while the rest was lost in the Honda e inverter, Tesla charger and to keep both cars on.
That's not too efficient, and also not too fast. If only it would be 3-5 kW and 85% efficient, it however could be a cool feature for emergency use, as well as to power whatever one wants.
Gallery: 2020 Honda e
Honda e specs:
- 220 km (136.7 miles) of range in an undisclosed test cycle
- 35.5 kWh battery (liquid cooled), cells supplied by Panasonic
- 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in approximately 8 seconds
- rear-wheel drive
- electric motor (base version): 100 kW of power and 315 Nm of torque
- electric motor (Advance version): 113 kW of power and 315 Nm of torque
- fast charging (CCS Combo 2) to 80% in 30 minutes