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Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in IIHS Top Safety Pick tests

The Tesla Model S and BMW i3 electric vehicles have missed out on being considered a Top Safety Pick by the US's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)...

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2017 Tesla Model X review: First drive

2017 Tesla Model X review: First drive

The world's fastest and arguably coolest SUV has finally arrived in Australia. We take a closer look.


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice garage. Tegan Lawson with you at the News Desk, let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. First up, a shocking result for the Ford Mustang. It scored a 2 star ANCAP safety rating. The global Takata airbag recall strikes again. Honda has issues a recall for more than 25,000 vehicles sold in 2012...


Why I bought a Tesla
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Why I bought a Tesla

Doing what I do for a living has a few perks. Apart from being the coolest job in the world in general, I get to drive around, or be driven around, in a lot of exciting cars. I also get exposed to future technologies, giving me an insight into what the car industry is doing for decades to come...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 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...


Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range
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Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range

Tesla has rolled out its second-generation of Autopilot hardware - with the option of full self-driving capability - while adding the Model S 100D and Model X 100D to its line-up, providing the longest driving ranges in their respective model families...


Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch
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Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has ruled in favour of electric carmaker Tesla, in an investigation into a fatal crash last year involving a Model S in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. In May 2016, a man in the US was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with a tractor trailer at an intersection on a non-controlled access highway...


Tesla to open flagship showroom in Brisbane
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Tesla to open flagship showroom in Brisbane

Electric carmaker Tesla is looking to open a new 'Flagship Showroom' in Brisbane, joining the current bases in Sydney and Melbourne. The company has submitted an application to build the new dealership in Homemaker Fortitude Valley. According to the document, Tesla has identified Queensland's capital as the next target for the company's market growth...


2016 Tesla Model S P90D review: Long-term report two
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2016 Tesla Model S P90D review: Long-term report two

Our second long-term update sees us venture to the country in the Tesla Model S P90D. But, does range anxiety set in?


Tesla Supercharger costs detailed
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Tesla Supercharger costs detailed

Tesla's controversial decision to make its customers pay for access to its Supercharger network of fast-charge stations is going ahead, and the brand has announced estimates of what it will cost for owners to travel across different routes around the world. The most pertinent locally, of course, is the jaunt down the Hume Highway from Sydney to Melbourne...


Tesla Autopilot update initially rolled out to 1000 cars
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Tesla Autopilot update initially rolled out to 1000 cars

Tesla has announced the activation of Autopilot features for its latest fleet of cars fitted with the 'Hardware 2' camera and sensor set. The Hardware 2 camera and sensor set was announced late 2016 and all vehicles produced from October 2016 were fitted with the new equipment. The Hardware 2 equipment includes eight cameras, one radar, ultrasonic sensors and a new supercomputer...


Swiss watchmaker Swatch pioneers new electric vehicle battery technology
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Swiss watchmaker Swatch pioneers new electric vehicle battery technology

Swiss watchmaker Swatch is diversifying its brand with a huge step forward in advanced battery technology, eventually destined for electric vehicles. The Swiss watchmaker owns a 51 per cent stake in Belenos Clean Power, a company formed in 2008 that is dedicated to technologies used within the clean energy chain, with a division focussing specifically on new battery technology...


Most searched car brands of 2016
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Most searched car brands of 2016

Google has revealed its most searched automotive brands of 2016 - and the most popular car make may surprise you. Honda topped the 2016 most searched brands list, followed by German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and electric car powerhouse Tesla. Teenage daydreamers looked up Lamborghini, while Swedish premium maker Volvo's new design language has clearly had an effect on potential customers, with it ranking fifth...


Tesla's new Supercharger stations will offer better than 350kW of power
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Tesla's new Supercharger stations will offer better than 350kW of power

Famously outspoken Tesla boss Elon Musk has again taken to his favourite platform, Twitter, to hint at a powerful new upgrade. Responding to a query from Electrek.com writer Fred Lambert about solar installations at existing Supercharger stations, Musk said that while some are solar-powered already, it would be 'Supercharger V3' that would see the greatest benefit...


Tesla hires Volvo's chief interior designer to improve cabins
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Tesla hires Volvo's chief interior designer to improve cabins

Tesla has hired Volvo's head of interior design to help give its upcoming cars more inviting cabins. As initially reported by Elektrek, Tesla has hired Anders Bell to the position of senior director for engineering. Prior to this, Bell spent over two years at Volvo with a similar title...


BMW partners with Westfield for free EV charging, Tesla tops 200 destination points
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BMW partners with Westfield for free EV charging, Tesla tops 200 destination points

BMW Australia has partnered with shopping centre network Westfield to offer electric vehicle charging stations at 10 locations across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The stations, installed by Chargepoint, will be free to use for any EV drivers and not just owners of electrified BMW models...


Tesla announces three new Supercharger sites in Australia
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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. Between Sydney and Brisbane the company has added a site at Motto Farm in Heatherbrae and one at Macadamia Castle in Knockrow...


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...