A urologist out of Texas may have performed the first-ever vasectomy with the power supply coming from a Rivian electric pickup truck. Using electrical-powered tools off electric trucks’ power supply has become a feature in most new electric pickup trucks. What better way to test out that battery while taking care of business during a power outage?
Dr. Christopher Yang’s patient was willing to give it a go when he showed up for his appointment, it was difficult for him to book off time from work; the procedure had to be done that day, and the power was out.
One of Dr. Yang’s colleagues had the Rivian and jokingly suggested they use it. I don’t think he expected to be taken seriously, and here we are.
I performed what is likely the world's first @Rivian powered vasectomy today. Power in clinic went out, patient didn't want to reschedule cause he already had time off. Electrocautery was normal, procedure went great! #rivianstories #rivian pic.twitter.com/VLDg91r37d— Christopher Yang (@ChrisYangMD) September 1, 2022