Tesla extends battery range for cars in path of tropical storm Florence

Tech 15-9-2018 Mashable 31
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Before Hurricane Florence hit, Tesla gave its electric cars a boost by extending the range of their batteries to help people evacuate.

Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday before being downgraded to a tropical storm. 

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As NPR reported, Tesla can remotely tap into the max capacity of its 75 kWh batteries in Model S and X vehicles, adding about 30 more miles of range.

In any natural disaster situation like this, our policy is to make Superchargers free of use in order to optimize evacuation routes for affected customers https://t.co/SOUlKv3UUZ

— Tesla (@Tesla) September 13, 2018 Read more...

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