A US doctor just used a Rivian R1T to provide power for a vasectomy during an outage

Your move, Tesla
by Joe Holding | Sep 5, 2022
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Well, um, this is...unusual, isn’t it? Car Twitter went into something of a frenzy recently as it emerged that a doctor in the US had used a Rivian R1T pickup (presumably his) to help perform a vasectomy amid a power outage.

Christopher Yang MD, who is described as ‘a recovering tech geek turned physician’ on his employer’s website, said that his patient “didn’t want to reschedule” the appointment “cause he already had time off.”

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And so enter the electric truck, which boasts a quartet of 120V sockets that can be used to power external electronic devices. We’re pretty sure Rivian’s designers mostly had camping gear in mind at the time, but hey, if the plug fits…

According to Yang, the “procedure went great!” and it’ll leave many people wondering just how far vehicle-to-grid technology can be pushed as electric vehicles become more prominent around the globe.

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A doctor uses a Rivian R1T to provide power for a vasectomy

Can’t wait for Elon Musk to demonstrate a Cybertruck-powered appendectomy when Tesla finally gets round to launching it in 2023…

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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