Electric cars and gas-electric hybrids are in short supply, and prices have been climbing rapidly.
The state plans to install level-three chargers, which can charge some cars in under an hour.
It’s not the first time Tesla has made over-the-air changes to its cars. The boost gave customers’ cars an extra 30 to 40 miles — but the batteries will lose their extra juice this weekend.
The city’s privately-owned electric utility is trying to expand a program, aimed at shifting when those drivers juice their cars.
In total, there are about 80 fully electric vehicles on the roads of Juneau. More than 40 of those were parked at Savikko Park in Douglas on Saturday at an electric vehicle get together.
Virtually all major car and tech companies are pursuing self-driving technology as the future of transportation. But Tesla and Google are the earliest innovators, taking very different approaches.
The long-promised Model 3 will be revealed in March — and Elon Musk has confirmed to Bloomberg that it will, as planned, be sold for $35,000 before any tax incentives.
“It kind of broke the system,” says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine’s auto test division. Tesla’s stock rose 8 percent Thursday.
Guy Hall is an electric car evangelist. He drove from the California-Mexico border to Fairbanks in a Tesla Model S to spread the word.
During a conference call with reporters, Musk said he expects a project linking L.A. and San Francisco would cost about $6 billion, a fraction of the estimated $70 billion the state believes it would cost to build a high-speed train.