Elon Musk says he will deploy 'Powerpack' batteries at charging stations downed ...

Elon Musk vows to install 'Powerpack' batteries at some electric car charging points in California that have been cut off due to wildfires - but drivers will still have to pay Elon Musk says he will deploy Tesla's batteries to California charging stations The move is intended to keep stations online amid planned blackouts Grids in California are being shut down amid severe weather and fear of wildfire

By James Pero For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:21 BST, 10 October 2019 | Updated: 21:21 BST, 10 October 2019

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Elon Musk says Tesla will supplement charging stations downed by planned blackouts in California with the company's 'Powerpack' battery technology. 

According to a tweet sent out by the tech entrepreneur on Thursday, Tesla plans to ship the energy storage units - essentially large batteries capable of holding and delivering electricity - in 'just a few weeks' while Musk sorts out the permits for the move.

The units will only be shipped to the company's supercharging stations, of which there are dozens in the the San Francisco Bay Area alone.

While the packs will work to keep stations up and running, motorists will still presumably have to pay to charge their vehicles at the station, same as before the blackouts.

Tesla will supply its charging stations in Northern California with its 'Powerpack' batteries in an attempt to keep them up and running amid planned blackouts (File photo)

Tesla will supply its charging stations in Northern California with its 'Powerpack' batteries in an attempt to keep

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