• 3 minutes 2nd Annual Great Oil Price Prediction Challenge of 2019
  • 6 minutes "Leaked" request by some Democrats that they were asking Nancy to coordinate censure instead of impeachment.
  • 11 minutes Trump's China Strategy: Death By a Thousand Paper Cuts
  • 14 minutes Democrats through impeachment process helped Trump go out of China deal conundrum. Now Trump can safely postpone deal till after November 2020 elections
  • 4 hours Shale Oil Fiasco
  • 1 min Everything you think you know about economics is WRONG!
  • 2 mins USA v China. Which is 'best'?
  • 12 hours Tesla Launches Faster Third Generation Supercharger
  • 15 hours Judiciary impeachment: Congressman says Sean Misko, Abigail Grace and unnamed 3rd (Ciaramella) need to testify.
  • 11 hours Quotes from the Widowmaker
  • 4 hours Wonders of US Shale: US Shale Benefits: The U.S. leads global petroleum and natural gas production with record growth in 2018
  • 22 hours READ: New Record Conoco Eagleford Vintage 5 wells, their 5th generation Test Wells . . Shale going bust . . . LAUGHABLE
  • 14 hours Offshore is changing
  • 2 days Global Debt Worries. How Will This End?
  • 1 day You long it you short it it is Here for a long time since Trump signed it
  • 2 days IEA predicts oil demand will grow annually at 1 million barrels a day for the next 5 years

Breaking News:

Libyan Oilfield Is Offline Again

Tesla Alerts Owners To Fully Charge Ahead Of Massive California Power Shutoff

Tesla

Tesla has been sending in-car messages to the owners of its electric vehicles in California’s areas affected by a planned mass power shutoff, recommending drivers to charge their EVs to 100 percent, Electrek reports, citing the in-car messages drivers have received.

Owners of Teslas, which are very popular in the Bay Area, do not typically charge their vehicles to 100 percent every day to improve the battery pack longevity.

“We recommend charging your Tesla to 100% today to ensure your drive remains uninterrupted,” the EV maker says in the in-car messages it has been sending in California, after the largest utility in northern California announced earlier this week that it would be implementing a planned mass shutoff in many areas to prevent the risk of wildfires.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has started a planned power shutoff on an unprecedented scale in Northern California to reduce the risk of wildfires amid dry and windy weather, the San Francisco-based utility said on Wednesday.  

The deadliest fire in California’s history, the Camp Fire in November 2018, was caused by PG&E’s transmission lines, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) determined in May this year.

PG&E, which filed for bankruptcy at the beginning of this year burdened by the devastating 2018 wildfires in California, began on Wednesday morning the first phase of its three-phase Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in large parts of its service areas in northern and central California.

The first phase, which began at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, impacts around 530,000 customers, the second phase affects power supply to another 234,000 customers from around 12 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, and a third phase is also being considered for the southernmost portions of PG&E’s service area.  

Also on Wednesday, Elon Musk tweeted that “All Tesla Supercharger stations in regions affected by California power outages will have Tesla Powerpacks within next few weeks. Just waiting on permits.”

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play