Tesla uses in-car notifications to help ease stress on Texas grid during heat wave

Tesla uses in-car notifications to help ease stress on Texas grid during heat wave

Tesla is using their in-car notification system to ask owners to help relieve stress on Texas’ electricity grid during the state’s current heat wave. Over the last few days temperatures in the Lone State state have topped 100°F (37.7°C) in places like Amarillo, where the average temperature at this time of year is a more comfortable 78°F (25°C). Those high temperatures have translated into extra demand on the states electricity grid as people crank their air conditioning in an attempt to keep cool. To help alleviate that stress, Tesla sent a message to Texas owners on Friday asking them to only charge their vehicles outside of peak hours, which is noted as being between 3:00pm and 8:00pm. Tesla says this will “help statewide efforts to manage demand.” “A heat wave …
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