You may be wondering how exactly a solar generator can be useful. They can be used on a trip, or at home for backup power. But can they be used to charge your new electric car?

Knowing if you have an alternate way to charge your electric vehicle can be helpful for many reasons. It not only gives you a way to charge your electrical vehicle from anywhere without having to worry about the next charging station, but it can allow you to charge up at home.

Many people don’t have a way to charge at home because they can’t afford the system to do so. Being able to use a portable generator instead of a whole system or having to worry about a breaker flipping can be important for some.

Additionally, many neighborhoods are unable to compete with the power demand now that people are getting electric vehicles. In some neighborhoods, adding a few dozen electrical vehicles could easily overpower the grid. Being able to charge your solar generator at home without harming the grid or paying extra on your utility bill each month is important.

## Can A Solar Generator Power My Electric Car?

Yes, as an example the TESLA 75 electric car draws 75 watts of power per hour of use. This means a larger solar generator like the Jackery 2000 can power it for 1 minute on a full charge. Use our calculator on this page to estimate more or different devices.

To answer that question concisely we had to make a lot of assumptions. We chose the TESLA electric car because it’s a common electric vehicle. This also assumes that the generator is not running anything else simultaneously.

Other devices will have different energy consumption characteristics, but this gives you a good idea.

How Long Can a Solar Generator Power My Electric Car?

This really depends on which solar generator you have, but as noted, a larger unit like the Jackery 2000 can power it for 1 minute on a full charge.

Use the calculator on this page to estimate which Jackery model is suitable for the devices you enter.

Assuming we stick with the TESLA electric car as an example, below are the answers for several different models of Jackery solar generators. They are listed from larger to smaller capacity so you can see how they vary.

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## Jackery Models Powering Your Electric Car (Examples)

How Long Can a Jackery 1500 Power My Electric Car?

The Jackery 1500 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 1 minute on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How long can a Jackery 1000 power my electric car?

The Jackery 1000 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 0 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 880 Power My Electric Car?

The Jackery 880 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 0 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 880 Power My Electric Car?

The Jackery 550 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 0 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 500 Power My Electric Car?

The Jackery 500 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 0 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 300 Power My Electric Car?

The Jackery 300 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 0 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 290 Power My Electric Car?

The Jackery 290 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 0 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 240 Power My Electric Car?

The Jackery 240 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 0 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 160 Power My Electric Car?

The Jackery 160 can power the TESLA model 3 electric car for 0 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.