Tesla Model S has increased the reserve due to Typhoon "Irma"

Sep 12, 2017, 00:35
Tesla Model S has increased the reserve due to Typhoon

Tesla pushed an emergency over-the-air update to some cars in the southeast USA, extending the electric cars range to help owners evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. This added an average of 30 to 40 miles of range, according to Electrek.

According to Techcrunch, the emergency measure was first noticed by the Tesla community on Reddit early Saturday, in a thread asking, "Did Tesla just upgrade my 60D due to the hurricane?".

Through the new firmware, Model S and Model X owners are now able to tap into the full capacity of the 75kWh batteries, in order to travel an additional 39 miles out of the way of the hurricane that has wreaked havoc across the US. In response, the company issued an update to other drivers in the state, providing them with the full 75 kWh capacity of their vehicles through September 16th. Word also came out that owners of the 70kWh cars also saw the boost to 75 kWh.

Once upon a time, consumers could purchase a Tesla with a 75 kWh battery, which was proprietarily limited to 60 or 70 kWh. Tesla has borrowed an extraordinary amount of money to get where it is at this point and continues to do so. The company found that instead of looking for an affordable EV, customers were opting for the higher range models instead, wanting more miles than a cheaper price.

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This centre would be in Egypt, a so-called transit country for refugees and economic migrants aiming to reach Europe. According to the German leader, this process is "very slow".

Tesla's gesture has been well-received by customers - more so than Apple's much-maligned decision to push U2's "Songs of Innocence" to iOS devices in 2014. This shows how many private companies are giving to help those in need.

Millions of people are now affected by the evacuation of Florida as Hurricane Irma starts reaching the state and creates some hard traffic situation when escaping north.

Much of the state remains without power following the hurricane, which reached Category 4 speeds in some parts of the Florida Keys and the western shoreline.

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