Tesla batteries are powering Zimbabwe

Jamie McKane

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Tesla batteries are powering Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are relying on Tesla Inc. to help them pay their bills.

Amid power outages of as long as 18 hours a day, Econet Wireless Ltd., Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile-phone operator, is turning to the Palo Alto, California-based automaker and storable-energy company for batteries that can keep its base stations running.

[Bloomberg]
 

evilstebunny

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No wonder Mugabs is in hospital, all that western technology keeping his jewel of African governance, economic geniality and farming ingenuity going..
 

Arthur

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Astonished to hear the country runs off its cellphone base station backup batts. What amaazing tech they have.
 

joker08

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So the locals are not stealing these batteries ? That's good news
 

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Tesla batteries are powering Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are relying on Tesla Inc. to help them pay their bills.

Amid power outages of as long as 18 hours a day, Econet Wireless Ltd., Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile-phone operator, is turning to the Palo Alto, California-based automaker and storable-energy company for batteries that can keep its base stations running.

[Bloomberg]
Can confirm that Econet is running reliably while the rest of the country sits in darkness.
Well, semi-reliably, our server went down overnight on day 1 and couldn't mount the main volume the next day. It's been good since 1+ week now)
 
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