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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...

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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...


2016 Tesla Model S, Model X recalled for parking brake fix
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2016 Tesla Model S, Model X recalled for parking brake fix

Tesla Motors Australia has issued a recall for 324 examples of its 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles, built between February and October 2016, over concerns of a faulty gear in the parking brake. If the gear cracks before the electric park brake is engaged, the park brake caliper may not hold to its full potential...


Tesla Semi truck teased at conference
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Tesla Semi truck teased at conference

The Tesla Semi truck has been teased by Elon Musk, the company's CEO, during a TED talk this week. According to Business Insider, Musk told attendees: "This will be a very spry truck. You can drive this around like a sports car." Musk stated that the Tesla Semi's mission is to prove electric trucks can outperform their diesel counterparts in terms of range and torque...


Tesla Supercharger global network to double by 2018
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Tesla Supercharger global network to double by 2018

Electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla has announced plans to double its charging network by the end of this year, in the lead-up to the launch of its smallest and most affordable offering, the Model 3. Since 2012, Tesla has built 842 stations with over 5400 Superchargers and more than 9000 Destination Charging connectors, and plans to double that to more than 10,000 chargers by the end of 2017...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 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 Semi truck to debut in September, ute within two years
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Tesla Semi truck to debut in September, ute within two years

Elon Musk has confirmed the Tesla Semi, most likely in concept form, will be unveiled this September. In a tweet last week, the Tesla CEO said: "Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level...


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

UPDATE: As of March 30, 2017, The BMW and Westfield charging stations have now been officially opened to the public. This story was originally published on December 13 and is unchanged. Dec 13, 2016: 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...


Tesla axes Model S 60 and 60D
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Tesla axes Model S 60 and 60D

Tesla has announced it will discontinue the entry-level Model S 60 and 60D variants in April, leaving the 75 and 75D as the base models in the range. In a release sent out this week, the American electric vehicle manufacturer said most customers bypassed the more affordable variants...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...