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Tesla has been pushing purchase via a number of incentive programs. The company may be slow in delivering orders due to low production capacity (many have accused Tesla of selling “Futures” ), it grants many customers instant free charging at Tesla’s Supercharger stations. Not the best way to collect interest lost in waiting but still better than nothing. Some genius Tesla owner came up with a brilliant idea of using this “free lunch” to power his/her mining rig and rack up Tesla’s electric bill.
As electric bills persist to rack up for miners, it is no wonder people are getting creative on minimizing cost. But Motherboard points out the rig may seem more like a joke rather than a feasible actuality. The setup can’t really carry out Bitcoin mining as it requires specialized computer chips (ASICs) to continuously process millions of calculations per second to verify transactions, compared to the GPUs in question that is more suitable for lighter tasks such as Ethereum mining. Moreover, even it were true and functional, the rig will literally turn the $70,000 Model S into a driving oven, as GPUs under that working load will generate an enormous amount of heat.