Tesla CEO Elon Musk slammed the Texas electrical grid operator on Wednesday for being unreliable after hundreds of thousands of residents have been left with out power throughout a historic winter storm that introduced report freezing temperatures within the state.
Musk tweeted that the state’s vitality company, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), “is not earning that R.”
In December, the billionaire moved from California to Austin, the place he’s constructing a brand new Tesla manufacturing unit.
Meanwhile, Texans posted on social media that they slept of their Tesla automobiles to maintain heat through the chilly nights.
In 2019, Tesla released a vehicle with a “Camp Mode” characteristic that enables homeowners to make use of the automobile’s local weather management for greater than a day with out depleting the battery.
“We had the power go out for 6 hours last night. Our house does not have gas, and we ran out of firewood . . . what are we going to do,” wrote one Reddit user on the discussion board r/TeslaMotors.
“So my wife my dog and my newborn daughter slept in the garage in our Model3 all nice and cozy. If I didn’t have this car, it would have been a very rough night,” the consumer added.
One Twitter consumer wrote: ‘”I slept within the Tesla LOL. Pretty snug. More importantly, heat.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday he’s calling for an investigation into the “anything but reliable” vitality company after greater than 4 million residents needed to endure freezing temperatures through the blackout.
ERCOT stated electrical energy had been restored to 600,000 properties and companies by Tuesday evening, however practically three million nonetheless had no power.
Officials didn’t present a transparent timeline as to when power can be absolutely restored.
With Post wires