A Texas urologist did what he said was probably the ‘first in the world’ Rivian A powered vasectomy after electricity was lost during a patient’s appointment.
Dr. Christopher Yang was published photo on twitter It shows an extension cord running from his Rivian R1T pickup to the Austin, Texas clinic where he works. “Patient had already taken time off and didn’t want to reschedule,” Yang wrote. “The electrocautery was normal and the surgery went well!”
Yang Said motor trends — chose the battery-powered R1T as Truck of the Year for 2022 — he planned to cancel the procedure until a member of staff joked that he should use the pickup as a power source. It has two 120-volt outlets, which Rivian no doubt thought the owner was more likely to use for camping and cooking than for surgery. Yan said his cauteryer he uses 400 watts, well below the 1,500 watt max of the outlet.
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