Tesla is asking owners in Texas to avoid overcharging their vehicles during rush hour as a heat wave is expected to hit the Lone Star State.
On Wednesday, Tesla owners in Texas received messages asking them to avoid charging their cars between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., if possible:
“A heat wave is expected to impact the network in Texas over the next few days. The grid operator recommends avoiding peak charging between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., if possible, to help statewide efforts to manage demand.
— Sara Dietschy 🍑y (@saradietschy) July 13, 2022
Rising temperatures in Texas will cause residents to use air conditioning systems more, which will increase energy consumption and put more strain on the grid. The hottest hours will occur between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and owners are advised to charge their car during the other nineteen hours of the day to manage the energy demand load the grid will experience during these times. .
The post was originally reported by Electrek.
Yesterday, Teslarati reported that Tesla is offering up to 50% off Texas supercharging rates during off-peak hours, which is likely to address rising energy consumption.
Tesla is offering 50% off select Superchargers in Texas during off-peak hours
Tesla has used this strategy in other cases where power demand would be higher at certain times of the day. In California, Tesla has advised owners to avoid charging during off-peak hours as a heat wave and wildfires have ravaged parts of the state. California also had its peak hours adjusted in mid-April, as the automaker communicated with owners in the state that the new off-peak hours would be before 11 a.m. and after 9 p.m.
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