Almost one million customers of the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) in Northern California face extensive power outages for up to five days, beginning at midnight on Wednesday. The blackouts are a massive inconvenience for ordinary PG&E customers, but they’re even worse if you drive a Tesla.
PG&E Blackouts Leave Teslas Out of Juice
As CCN reported, the goal of these outages is to reduce the potential cause of wildfires. Current dry weather in the region is conducive to these blazes.
These power outages could cause major issues for Tesla owners in the area, who will find themselves unable to charge their vehicles. Anticipating the blackout, the company sent an in-car warning to owners to have their cars fully charged in advance of these power outages.