Tesla helps Florida owners escape Hurricane Irma

Helping drivers flee Irma, Tesla reportedly issues remote upgrade to boost battery power

Tesla pushed an emergency over-the-air update to some cars in the southeast us, extending the electric cars range to help owners evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma.

As Electrek explains, Tesla used to sell versions of the Model S and X with 75kWh battery packs that are software-locked to 60 or 70kWh, a cheaper option for those who didn't need a bunch of extra range. In response, the company issued an update to other drivers in the state, providing them with the full 75 kWh capacity of their vehicles through September 16th. The free update gives Irma-affected owners of these vehicles up to 15 kilowatt-hours of additional juice, which equates to around 30 to 40 extra miles of range. Tesla said that their Model X 60 D and Model S 60/60D are already equipped with a 75 kWh battery.

Tesla said it made the change after a customer asked the company for help evacuating.

Some owners, however, recently received a pleasant surprise.

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There are a lot Tesla owners in Florida and they are also escaping north using the Supercharger network.

That update is allowing some Tesla batteries to travel for longer than they were previously able to. But for Tesla, managing variations using software makes sense, given that the company sells only three vehicles now. "It's more like you're using the company's product instead of owning it". Google, for example, confirmed that it is working with gadget fix chain uBreakiFix to mend Pixel devices damaged in the vicinity of Houston, Texas, during Hurricane Harvey.

Meanwhile, the airline industry, home to innovations like seat miniaturization and unwarranted punishment, stands accused of meeting high demand for flights away from Hurricane Irma with higher prices.

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