YouTuber Builds World's Largest Lemon Battery to Power VW's Electric Supercar
There has been a race to electric supercars lately and Volkswagen is no exception. But when Volkswagen decided to compete at the Pikes Peak International Hill climb with their I.D. R Pikes Peak all-electric supercar they also wanted to take their charging capabilities and creativity up a notch.
The carmaker hired former NASA engineer and current YouTuber Mark Rober to build their EV a unique charging system. The request had no precise plans so Rober thought a lemon battery would be a good idea.
Yes, you heard that right! Lemon-powered charging! So, Rober took Volkswagen's giant 48kWh battery pack and proceeded to create the world's largest lemon battery to run it.
In case you think the title might be an exaggeration, Rober's invention is now officially a Guinness World Record. In the end, the battery failed to produce enough power for the climb (not sure if lemon law applies here) but the experiment did result in one super cool record-breaking battery.
Rober documented his entire lemon-powered journey and posted it to YouTube for the world to see. The video plays almost like a do-it-yourself show, however, it might be hard for potential fans to source that many lemons.
Still, the demonstration is fun to watch even if it is just to see this beast-sized version of what is usually a school project.
Via: Mark Rober