Tesla asks Texans to avoid charging their EVs during peak times because of the heatwave
Tesla is asking its customers in Texas to avoid charging their electric vehicles during peak times in order to prevent overtaxing the state’s power grid. The alerts come as Texas’ grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT, is calling on residents to conserve electricity during the recent heatwave, as the system is being pushed to near-emergency conditions.
The heat dome fueling the heatwave is also depriving Texas of its wind power, which typically generates about a quarter of its electricity.
Thanks to Green Power, Texans are freezing in the winter and dying of heat exhaustion in the summer.