Tesla helps Florida owners escape Hurricane Irma

Tesla helps its drivers get out of Hurricane Irma, by unlocking battery capacity for drivers in Florida.

Published Mon, Sep 11 2017 5:31 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

I don't think there's a person on this planet that isn't aware of the current hurricanes swirling around in the Atlantic Ocean, but Tesla has stepped up for people escaping Florida in their electric cars by unlocking battery capacity.

Tesla helps Florida owners escape Hurricane Irma | TweakTown.com

Tesla has been unlocking the full battery pack of their current Model S and Model X vehicles, in both 60 and 60D vairants, from their stock 60 kWh to the larger 75 kWh. Tesla has software locked their batteries to 60 kWh, but unlocked the Model S/X 60/60D vehicles to their full 75 kWh capacity for those stuck in Florida.

This provides Tesla owners with an extra 30-40 miles of range for free, so they can drive out of Hurricane Irma. Tesla will continue keeping the full 75 kWh battery unlock through to September 16.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

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