With dry weather and windy conditions seemingly in the air, California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) utility is arranging a mass power outage to avoid electricity lines from sparkling rapidly spreading fires as happened a year ago in the disastrous Paradise wildfire.
About 800,000 Californians could be without power before the day's over. That could be terrible news for electric vehicle users, so Tesla is adopting a proactive strategy. The company gave an in-car warning purchasers to charge their vehicles completely ahead of the outage. Tesla is additionally activating the 'Storm Watch' include on its PowerWall to store overabundance electricity before the lights go out.
Tesla and other EV users don't have the habit of charging their vehicles to 100 percent day by day so as to improve the life span of their battery packs. However, doing so will help expand their range during the power outage.
It's fast speculation on Tesla's part to utilize its installed data system to warn all users in the affected areas, and we've seen the company make comparable moves during hurricanes. More than likely the power outages won't have a lot of an effect on Tesla owners. For most, a full charge will last a couple of days, however, the way that Tesla is thinking ahead sets a model for other EV makers.
Tesla is looking out for homeowners as well. Its PowerWall — a private battery pack that stores abundance energy— will activate Storm Watch. It will charge completely ahead of the outages, with the goal that buyers have a backup power supply. Both Storm Watch and the EV alert demonstrate Tesla's flexibility highlights can help users through a wide range of sudden occasions, not simply typhoons.