Doctor Pulls Off ‘Likely The World’s First’ Electric Car-Powered Vasectomy

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Aug 9, 2001
Electric cars are known for their lower fuel costs, emission reduction and, apparently, powering vasectomies.

Dr. Christopher Yang, a urologist from Austin, Texas, revealed his unique solution to performing a vasectomy at his clinic after the power went out — using his Rivian R1T truck.

Yang had rescheduled other appointments when the outage hit on Aug. 25, and was set to do the same for the vasectomy when a colleague jokingly suggested doing the procedure using Yang’s pickup truck as a backup power source.


Yang powered his operation by running an extension cord from the carpark all the way to the patient’s room.

In fact, vasectomies don’t require that much power — and the procedure only lasts about 15-20 minutes, according to Yang.

The doctor also had a backup plan — a handheld cautery device — though it’s not as reliable or controlled as the standard tools.

The truck, which has multiple 110v and 12v outlets, held up during the procedure — even powering a small fan in the room.

“After we were done, I told his family. We all had a good laugh together too,” Yang [said].

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