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.
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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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An over-the-air software update temporarily unlocks spare battery capacity.
In response to millions of people fleeing Florida in the face of Hurricane Irma, Tesla has "flipped a switch" in some of its cars to temporarily extend their range.