There are reports of traffic jams and gas stations running out gas. Some drivers only buy 60 or 70 kilowatt hours of battery capacity, but a software change will give them access to 75 kilowatt hours of battery life until Saturday.
Teslaactually has a very robust supercharger network in the state of Florida, but numerous superchargers were busy as owners attempted to head north for evacuation.
According to an email Tesla sent to its customers, the company has sent the update to drivers across Florida, and will allow them to use the increased capacity until September 16.
After owners reported to having longer ranges than usual in their cars, a Tesla representative confirmed to green energy news site Electrek that this was a temporary, emergency measure put in place to aid those in Irma's path, the 400-mile-wide hurricane that experts say could be zeroing in on Tampa.
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He also warned that the water will come back soon - and residents should be cautious, since the water's return may be powerful. Meteorologists explain the incredible pressure from Hurricane Irma is pulling the water into the storm's center.
Tesla offers 60 model owners the opportunity to unlock the additional 15-kWh of juice by paying several thousand dollars for an over-the-air upgrade. Faced with an order to leave, one Tesla owner contacted the company, saying that they needed an additional 30 miles of range to get out of the mandatory evacuation zone they were in.
Considering the 15 kWh (30 to 40 additional miles) could also be useful to other owners affected by Irma, Tesla made a decision to also temporarily unlock other vehicles with the same software-lock battery packs in the region.
Otherwise, the other Superchargers are reportedly online and accessible on the way north. Stay safe out there everyone.
The North's nuclear test "flagrantly violates" worldwide law, Putin said, but he urged talks and not more sanctions. He did not rule out military strikes, but indicated other options for pressure would come first.
Seoul's Defense Ministry has said the USA military will begin installing the additional launchers Thursday. President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay as much as $1 billion to place THAAD on South Korean soil.
Residential buildings, hotels and even a hospital have been built in the bay in recent years, despite the risk of rising waters. Florida Power and Light reported that more than 1.6 million homes and businesses are now without power, Reuters reported.
Harvey caused massive flooding in the Bushes' home state of Texas and neighboring Louisiana, destroying homes and killing dozens. This is not the first time presidents have teamed up to help raise funds and provide relief to natural disaster victims.
Though all guests were sent home, Branson, as well as about two rooms worth of family and staff, made a decision to stay. At least four people were killed in the US Virgin Islands, officials told AFP , with the toll expected to rise.
Thus, even as Irma's windspeed goes down, it is still going to leave behind a massive trail of chaos and destruction. Damages and casualties were also reported on the nearby French island of Saint-Barthelemy.
"If North Korea does not stop its provocations here, the situation may become uncontrollable", Moon said. Vehicles carrying pieces of the THAAD system arrive at Seongju, South Korea, September 7, 2017.
The Delta crew were so confident in their abilities that they even bumped the return flight's departure time up by 25 minutes. The Delta flight landed successfully, despite the fact that the storm was already beginning to impact Puerto Rico.
Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches over northern Veracruz , eastern Hidalgo , and Puebla . And it's likely to strike land just about a day after the country was hit by a major, magnitude 8.1 natural disaster .
South Korea bolsters missile shield as ICBM test fears rise
Moon said Putin had agreed that resolving the North Korean nuclear issue is the most urgent task, Yonhap news agency reported. The Moon-Putin summit came amid growing concerns over North Korea's apparently evolving nuclear and missile capabilities.
House prepares for Harvey relief vote
Senator Rand Paul announced he will file an amendment to the hurricane relief legislation in the U.S. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. "That is not the way to fund the largest, most relevant entity in the world".
Stoke's Shawcross misses Man United clash with back injury
After two weeks on global duty with France, Pogba has prepared for the return of Premier League football with a fresh new trim. At the end of the match, Mourinho appeared to refuse the offer of a handshake from Hughes, but the Stoke boss shrugged it off.
Puerto Rican Gov't on Alert Due to Hurricane Irma
All flights in-and-out of San Juan were grounded as of Wednesday; officials say the airport will open by Thursday. The plane took off less than an hour later with a new group of passengers for the return trip to NY .
Great North Run 2017
Julie Robinson from Jesmond in Newcastle, who was cheering on her stepdaughter, said the race was "wonderful, fantastic". Jake Robertson got some extra cheers from the Newcastle crowd when he proposed to his girlfriend Kenyan Magdalyne Masai.