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A Tesla owner says he makes up to $800 a month mining cryptocurrency with his car. He says it's worth it, even though it could void his car warranty.

A Tesla owner says he makes up to $800 a month mining cryptocurrency with his car. He says it's worth it, even though it could void his car warranty.
Siraj Raval described his Tesla as a "computer with wheels."Tang Ke/Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images


Siraj Raval told CNBC that his Tesla Model 3 mines bitcoin and ethereum for around 20 hours a day.




He called his car a "computer with wheels" and said he made between $400 and $800 a month.




But an EV dealer told CNBC that mining crypto with a Tesla battery wasn't worth it.


The owner of a 2018 Tesla Model 3 told CNBC that he makes up to $800 a month by using his car to mine cryptocurrency.Siraj Raval, who described his car as a "computer with wheels", said that he'd plugged an inverter into a power socket in his car and used it to power a computer he ran bitcoin-mining software on.He said that he makes between $400 and $800 a month, depending on the value of bitcoin and ethereum. Even though it could void his Tesla's vehicle warranty, which covers the battery for up to eight years, he believes it's worth it.A "It's so simple to hack into this computer car," he said.
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