Tesla owners in California asked to reduce charging because of a heatwave

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Some Tesla owners in California are being asked to charge their cars less — both at home and with the company’s Superchargers — to help conserve energy during an extreme heatwave. Pictures of the in-car notice surfaced on Reddit yesterday, and The Verge confirmed multiple Tesla owners in California received it.

“The current heat wave is impacting the grid in California,” part of Tesla’s notice reads. “If possible, we ask that you reduce Supercharging and home charging between the hours of 4PM and 9PM to support the statewide efforts to manage demand.”

By not charging cars during peak periods of energy usage across the state, Tesla owners can help California’s energy grid better manage the extra power people may be using to cool their…

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