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Tesla announces three new Supercharger sites in Australia

Electric car maker Tesla has announced three new locations for its Supercharger stations, which will help to connect Sydney and Brisbane, along with starting the link between Melbourne and Adelaide...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


New Tesla owners will have to pay for Supercharger network access
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New Tesla owners will have to pay for Supercharger network access

Tesla will begin charging drivers for access to its Supercharger fast charging network from next year, although this change will only affect cars ordered from January 1, 2017 onwards. The electric car company says that today's announcement about the Supercharger network will not affect Tesla vehicles ordered before the beginning of 2017, so long as delivery is taken before April 1, 2017...


Tesla drops P90D models, panoramic glass roof added to Model S options
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Tesla drops P90D models, panoramic glass roof added to Model S options

Tesla has shuffled its offerings once again, swapping out one variant in the Model S and Model X lines, while adding new equipment options for the Model S. Gone is the P90D, leaving only the more powerful P100D option - capable of ‘Ludicrous’ acceleration from 0-100km/h in just 2.7 seconds - at the top of both lines...


Tesla Solar Roof mimics traditional tiles, Powerwall 2 boosts capacity
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Tesla Solar Roof mimics traditional tiles, Powerwall 2 boosts capacity

Tesla has revealed its new solutions for sustainable energy over the weekend, starring a boosted second generation of its Powerwall battery pack and a new solar roof system that mimics the look of roof tiles. The company detailed three different products that it says can help address climate change, and allow owners to generate and store electricity, while also powering their homes and electric cars...


Did Elon Musk just call me a killer?
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Did Elon Musk just call me a killer?

Tesla chief Elon Musk is often referred to, somewhat romantically and surely a little tongue-in-cheek, as the real world's Tony Stark - better known as the Marvel Comics superhero, Iron Man. Musk may not fly around in a repulsor-packed power suit, but he does make his millions and his name on blue-sky thinking. He does push himself and his people to explore and exploit new ideas...


All new Tesla cars will make full self-driving leap in 2017, if regulations allow
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All new Tesla cars will make full self-driving leap in 2017, if regulations allow

Tesla chief Elon Musk says that by the end of 2017, all new models will have the capability - if not the legal freedom - to travel the breadth of the continental United States without human input. Musk's ambitious comments come as part of an announcement today that all Tesla vehicles now rolling out of the company's factory in Fremont, California, are equipped with sensors and processing capabilities far superior to those feature in existing Teslas...


Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware
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Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware

All Tesla electric vehicles being produced from now will come with the company’s new-generation full self-driving hardware, dubbed simply "Hardware 2", hastening the commercial rollout of autonomous cars. But, as we’ll reveal further down the story, there’s a small snag for prospective buyers to consider...


Tesla Autopilot declared 'traffic hazard' by German government investigation - report
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Tesla Autopilot declared 'traffic hazard' by German government investigation - report

An investigation by the German government into the Tesla Autopilot system has reportedly concluded that the assisted driving setup is a 'considerable traffic hazard'. According to Heise Online, Der Spiegel has seen a copy of a report compiled by Germany's Federal Transport Ministry, which notes several dangerous characteristics of the system...


Tesla sets up shop in Chadstone, Melbourne: New showroom marks second retail-only launch
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Tesla sets up shop in Chadstone, Melbourne: New showroom marks second retail-only launch

Tesla has closed down its long-standing display at Melbourne's mecca of shopping, Chadstone, but it's not gone for good. As of today, Tesla now has a permanent store in the new $660 million extension to the Chadstone centre, marking just the second retail-only space the American electric vehicle brand has opened in Australia...


Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000
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Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000

The entry-level Tesla Model X 60D has been dropped only months after the all-electric SUV went on sale locally, significantly raising the entry price. When the Australian-market configurator went live at the end of August, the Model X 60D was priced at $111,900 plus on-road costs...


Toyota tops brand value list again, Tesla breaks in
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Toyota tops brand value list again, Tesla breaks in

For the 13th year running, Toyota has been named the most valuable brand on the world automotive scene. Hanging onto 1st place in the 17th annual Interbrand survey of global brand value, Toyota ranked 5th overall, again behind Apple (1), Google (2), Coca-Cola (3) and Microsoft (4). The Japanese car maker's 2016 result is one better than last year, however, with IBM dropping from fifth to sixth behind Toyota...


Victoria throws support behind autonomous vehicle testing: Bosch, TAC, VicRoads partner up on 'Towards Zero' goal
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Victoria throws support behind autonomous vehicle testing: Bosch, TAC, VicRoads partner up on 'Towards Zero' goal

Competition for the status of leader in autonomous driving technology between Australia's state governments is heating up, with Victoria this week declaring it is "leading the way" on advanced driverless systems. The announcement, part of a $1...


Video: Tesla chief's plan for SpaceX rocket's journey to Mars
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Video: Tesla chief's plan for SpaceX rocket's journey to Mars

We've covered many forms of transport here on CarAdvice, many not related to our core focus and certainly not inherent in our name. We won't hold you up too long with this one, but the release today of a new video animation that previews - or, more accurately, speculates at - the interplanetary travel plans of Tesla chief Elon Musk and his SpaceX business… felt worthy of a share...


Don't mess with Autopilot: Tesla's updated safety alerts demonstrated in new video
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Don't mess with Autopilot: Tesla's updated safety alerts demonstrated in new video

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system recently received a pretty significant software update, and one of its new features makes sure you don’t get complacent behind the wheel - like an angry parent. Demonstrated in the above video, Autopilot Version 8...


Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE
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Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE

Update - Tesla's local arm has confirmed the rollout of the Version 8.0 software in Australia over the coming weeks. See bottom of article for more details. Tesla has announced a Version 8.0 software update, which for its Autopilot driver-assistance system, switches the car’s primary sensor to radar technology as opposed to the camera and image processing system...


2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview
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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview

Read the full article here. With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range, a top speed of 210km/h, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h time of just 6...


2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video
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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video

With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range on one charge...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV
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Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV

The full Australian-market configurator for the Tesla Model X all-wheel-drive pure electric crossover is now live, revealing more information on arguably the market’s most eagerly anticipated SUV. The celebrate the occasion, Tesla flew two US-spec cars to Australia this week for an early preview, inviting hundreds of prospective buyers to get a feel for the car...