Cars

Richard Hammond’s rookie Tesla mistake almost ends in disaster

Published: 20/Mar/2020 13:10 Updated: 20/Mar/2020 13:19

by Connor Bennett

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The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond almost found himself stranded after making a rookie error with a Tesla Model X – forgetting to give it some juice ahead of a trip. 

As car owners across the globe have started to embrace the electrical revolution, more and more charging stations have started popping up like gas stations – though, the wait to get back on the road is a little longer.

However, when you drive an electric car like a Tesla Model X, you can’t just rely on hitting up a charging point during your journey, it does help to charge at your home too. Yet, that’s a mistake Richard Hammond made during a trip back home from the North of England. 

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The Grand Tour host managed to supercharge his Model X but forget to plug into the wall at home.

Hammond, the popular TV host and car reviewer, posted the video on the Drivetribe YouTube page, showing how he and his wife were headed to the Lake District in the North West of England. 

On his way up, the 50-year-old showed how quick a supercharged charging point could get his car back on the road – taking around 25 minutes to give him enough juice to complete the journey. Though, on his way back home, he encountered a problem right off the bat.

Hammond hadn’t charged his Tesla Model X overnight and, instead, was down to the barebones of a charge. “I’m new to the world of electric cars and I’m suffering with crippling range anxiety,” he quipped, noting that he’d make it to a charging point with around 1% charge left.

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Though the Tesla had enough power to get him to the next set of chargers, that didn’t stop the former Top Gear host from panicking – almost making a wrong turn and reversing into another car before making his stop.

Despite being flustered by everything, Hammond eventually played it cool and tried to joke about what had just happened, though, his wife wouldn’t let him get away with it too easy, poking fun at him not keeping the car charged.

On the bright side, it’s probably the last time he’ll forget to keep his car charged.

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TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
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Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.