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Tesla helps folks escape Hurricane Irma by boosting the range of some cars

Tesla pushed an emergency over-the-air update to some cars in the southeast U.S., extending the electric cars range to help owners evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma.  Electrek first reported on the news, and it was later confirmed by a Tesla spokesperson.  SEE ALSO: Tesla's electric semi could be the 'biggest catalyst for the trucking industry in decades,' says analyst Tesla could do this because some Tesla cars are sold with battery capacity locked to a lower figure by the car's software.
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