Tesla asking owners in heat wave stricken California to reduce charging to ease pressure on grid

Tesla is once again using the connected nature of their cars to ask owners to help relieve heat wave stress on California’s electricity grid.

In a message sent directly to cars in the impacted areas, Tesla suggests owners reduce both Supercharging and home charging between the peak period of 4:00pm and 9:00pm each day. The request is being made to help with the statewide efforts to manage electricity demand as the state suffers through yet another heatwave.

Tesla heat wave message
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This isn’t the first time Tesla has sent a message directly to owners to warn them or ask for their assistance. In China Tesla notified owners of free Supercharging at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak.

They have also used it during natural disasters like hurricanes, and more recently used it to send a message to owners of cars in Germany impacted by a quality control issue.

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