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Victoria kicks off driverless vehicle technology trials

The Victorian government has started its autonomous driving technology trials, first announced in December last year. Launched to "help Victoria prepare for the future of driverless vehicles", the trial is being carried out in cooperation with roads company Transurban, along with VicRoads and RACV...

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Tesla Owners Club sets 'Around Australia' charging station challenge
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Tesla Owners Club sets 'Around Australia' charging station challenge

With a limited number of charging stations throughout Australia, driving a Tesla all the way around this big island of ours is probably not the greatest idea. Not the easiest or quickest endeavour, at least. For Tesla owner club member, Richard McNeall, he took the idea as a challenge - and in 2016, he did it...


Tesla Model 3 designed to travel "a million miles between services", says Musk
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Tesla Model 3 designed to travel "a million miles between services", says Musk

Hate visiting your car's service centre? If all goes according to plan, for Tesla, you might be in luck. At the launch of its all-new Tesla Model 3 this week, the Californian car maker made the bold claim that the new model will require servicing... almost never. Speaking to media and guests at the event, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said: "The next generation powertrains are designed to be a million miles between services,” Musk said...


Tesla Model 3: Australian debut in early 2019
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Tesla Model 3: Australian debut in early 2019

Tesla Motors has today unveiled the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3 - and with over 500,000 pre-orders to fill, customers from Australia are asking when theirs will arrive. During a presentation today at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was keen for customers to understand when their orders would be coming through and wanted to assure buyers that the company is ramping up production as a matter of priority...


Musk: Tesla about to go through "six months of manufacturing hell"
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Musk: Tesla about to go through "six months of manufacturing hell"

At today's unveiling of the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was open about the gruelling task ahead of the company in the chase of over 500,000 units per year. Musk predicts the task of the next six months of production will be hell. He says the company plans to be in a position to produce 10,000 Model 3 units per month by December, scaling upwards thereafter...


Tesla Model 3 quick drive review
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Tesla Model 3 quick drive review

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most anticipated new car releases of 2017 - and we're here in California, among the first to drive it. Following the first 30 deliveries tonight, Tesla will begin mass producing the Model 3 for global markets with Australia expecting to get its first deliveries in early 2019. It should land here at around $50,000...


Tesla Model 3 revealed: Everything you need to know about Tesla's $50k EV
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Tesla Model 3 revealed: Everything you need to know about Tesla's $50k EV

Tesla Motors has finally revealed its most anticipated new model, the Tesla Model 3, and we've come to California for an exclusive first drive. CarAdvice was among just a handful of media outlets to attend the event in Fremont, California, with Elon Musk, Doug Fields and Franz Von Holzhausen briefing media ahead of a first drive...


Tesla Model 3: First 30 owners to take delivery
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Tesla Model 3: First 30 owners to take delivery

Tesla is set to finally take the wraps off the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3 and deliver the first 30 vehicles at a handover event in California set to take place tomorrow. The event will be live streamed at the company's website from 1:45PM tomorrow (AEST), but, what do we know so far? Price While local pricing is yet to be announced, we do know that it will kick off from US$35,000, meaning it should sneak in locally at around $50,000 before on-road costs...


2017 Tesla Model 3 shown in production trim days after battery deal with SA goverment
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2017 Tesla Model 3 shown in production trim days after battery deal with SA goverment

The Tesla Model 3 has been revealed in production form by the company's CEO via his preferred communication medium, Twitter. Elon Musk posted two photos of the new "affordable" luxury electric sedan: a full colour image of the car's side, and a black and white photo showing part of the vehicle's front end...


Tesla Model 3 deliveries begin July 28, Musk promises mass production by end of year
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Tesla Model 3 deliveries begin July 28, Musk promises mass production by end of year

Production of the Tesla Model 3 will begin this week, with Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, promising output will grow "exponentially". In a series of tweets overnight, Musk announced details about the Model 3's production timing. The CEO began by saying, "Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule...


2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts
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2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts

Tesla has introduced a handful of updates across its Model S and Model X ranges this week, namely improving the acceleration of its non-performance variants. Headlining the changes is the significant improvement in terms of straight-line performance for the Model S 75 and 75D, which both can now accelerate from 0-100km/h a full second quicker than before - 4...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

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...


2018 Tesla Model 3 spied and specifications leaked - UPDATE with interior photos
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2018 Tesla Model 3 spied and specifications leaked - UPDATE with interior photos

Update (13/6/2017): We've added new clearer spy photos taken by Reddit user inamachineshop of the Tesla Model 3, which include pictures of the car's interior. True to the concept car, the production Model 3 will have a minimalist interior with no instrumentation panel ahead of the driver and solitary, albeit large, floating touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard...


Tesla Model X shines at Good Design Awards
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Tesla Model X shines at Good Design Awards

The Tesla Model X electric SUV has taken out Australia's 2017 Good Design Awards in the automotive and transport category, beating out several other automakers in the process. Helping the Tesla to take out the title is its combination of innovation, practicality and performance, with the following description listed on the winner's list: "[The] Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history...


Tesla to offer a year of free charging for Model S and X customers
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Tesla to offer a year of free charging for Model S and X customers

Tesla Australia has announced an initiative to give customers free electricity through AGL for a year if they buy a Model S or X before July 31. Beginning June 9, any customer that purchases a Model S or Model X will be signed up to AGL's Electric Car Plan and given unlimited charging for a period of one year...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

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...


Stockland rolling out Tesla destination chargers across retail centres
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Stockland rolling out Tesla destination chargers across retail centres

Electric carmaker Tesla and shopping centre chain Stockland have announced a $200,000 collaboration to install Tesla Destination Chargers at all 31 of its national retail centres. Over the next 12 months, the charging points will be rolled out to complement Stockland's existing 17 free ChargePoint facilities at 10 locations...


Tesla Model X to issue airbag software fix over the air
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Tesla Model X to issue airbag software fix over the air

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that Tesla will issue a proactive recall this morning for all right-hand drive Tesla Model X vehicles, following the discovery of an airbag software fault. The passenger airbag control module and associated software, which is supplied by Bosch, was subject to routine inspection when an anomaly in the supplier software was discovered...


Tesla Model Y teased, set to launch by 2020
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Tesla Model Y teased, set to launch by 2020

The upcoming Tesla Model Y has been teased in a single image this week, offering a first glimpse of the company's latest all-electric SUV. During the firm's 2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting, the above teaser was shown, with CEO Elon Musk reportedly saying Tesla has decided to build the electric crossover on a new platform, rather than on the architecture that will underpin the Model 3...


Audi, Hyundai, Mazda, Renault, Tesla nominated for Good Design Awards
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Audi, Hyundai, Mazda, Renault, Tesla nominated for Good Design Awards

Finalists for Australia's 2017 Good Design Awards have been announced, and several automotive manufacturers have products in line for the win. In the automotive and transport division, the Audi A5/S5, Q2, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5, Renault Megane and Tesla Model X are all nominated for the award, which the organisation says reflects excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design, and emerging areas of design such as business model innovation, social innovation and design entrepreneurship...