Millions of Texans were without power, gas and, in some cases, water for days due to unusually severe winter storms. But if you own a Tesla, it can have power. That’s because of the Tesla Powerwall batteries installed in their homes. Many are sharing their experiences of surviving the Powerwall on social media.
The messages show pictures of parts of the city that are completely dark, except for one house.
Snow covers the ground in Waco, Texas | Getty
Many reports show images of neighborhoods that are completely dark, except for one house where the lights are on. The neighbors wonder why some houses still have electricity and others do not. When they find out why, some report that their neighbors plan to install Powerwall batteries after the harsh winter of 2021.
Tesla Energy customers find that sunlight during the day is enough to store enough energy to power the home at night. Even with snowy roofs. Some don’t even survive the periods without electricity.
He used his Tesla as a warm sleeping cabin for his wife, dog anddaughter.
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Those without a Powerwall are still using their Teslas to stay warm. A Model 3 homeowner used up his wood in less than 24 hours and his house stayed warm. When this happened, he used his Tesla, with a 75 kWh battery, to sleep warm at night. He kept his wife, dog and daughter warm. Who knows what others do at night and in sub-zero temperatures without electricity?
There is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning when you sleep in an electric vehicle. In a car with a gasoline engine, of course. Several families died when they succumbed to the exhaust fumes from the car in the garage. Many people desperately need electricity to keep their loved ones warm for a few days.
3 million people in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are still without power
A truck drives down the street during a power outage in McKinney, Texas | Getty
In addition to the 3 million people without power in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, more than 200,000 people are without power in the Appalachian states. More than 200,000 people are also without power in the Pacific Northwest. Texas utility ERCOT has been reprimanded for failing to provide the state with needed electricity.
The state of Texas is the largest supplier of electricity in the United States. And it’s the energy capital of the United States, where fracking and oil drilling is a huge industry in the Lonestar State. The new Tesla neighbor will help at least some families get through the day and night with electricity, while everyone else gets through the tough days ahead.
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