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Tesla Extends EV Range For Hurricane Irma Evacuees

Tesla Extends EV Range For Hurricane Irma Evacuees

According to Electrek, Tesla unlocked the battery capacity of their Tesla Model S and Telsa Model X 60/ 60D models so that they can all make full use of the 75kWh battery.

Electric auto maker Tesla says it has temporarily increased the battery capacity of some of its cars to help drivers escaping Hurricane Irma. If 60kWh buyers found they needed more range and wanted to upgrade later, they could... or if Tesla wanted to suddenly bestow owners with some extra range in case of an emergency, they could. "Features you've come to expect can be taken away or degraded not because the hardware has changed but because decisions were made about what the software can do", he said. 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.

Tesla said that for those drivers under mandatory evacuation orders, it remotely reprogrammed the vehicles to increase the battery capacity.

The electric auto maker has remotely extended the battery capacity of some of its shorter-range vehicles to help evacuees in Florida find their way to safety without running out of juice.

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On Sunday, a Tesla spokesperson confirmed that the update had indeed been rolled out to those in affected areas.

Florida still has a fully operational network of the fast chargers but Tesla is clearly keen to avoid owners having to queue for power.

The company Tesla has lifted restrictions on the blocking capacity of the battery for the cheaper Model and X60D Model S60 / 60D that could drive on a single charge of about 320 kilometers. Drivers were able to use about 80% of the battery which gave them 200 to 230 miles of range, but with this free and temporarily upgrade, additional range is available.

Before reaching Florida, the hurricane had devastated 10 Caribbean countries and territories, killing about 23 people.

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