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Tesla completes Supercharger network between Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane

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Tesla completes Supercharger network between Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane

Tesla has continued the expansion of its charging network in Australia, with five new Superchargers in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia...

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2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix - UPDATE
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2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix - UPDATE

Tesla has issued a recall notice for 89 examples of its 2016 and 2017 Model X SUVs over concerns the rear left seatback in some cars may move forward in the event of a collision. Because Tesla does not reveal region-specific sales numbers, it also does not offer details on the number of vehicles affected by this recall in Australia...


Sergio Marchionne casts doubt on Tesla, electric vehicle viability
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Sergio Marchionne casts doubt on Tesla, electric vehicle viability

Fiat Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, is still sceptical about the economic viability of Tesla, and the short-term profitability of production electric vehicles. Speaking at an event in New York, Marchionne said he was “unconvinced” as to whether Elon Musk would be able to bring Tesla to profit with his current model...


GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability
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GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability

The director of autonomous integration at General Motors says claims by Tesla of its cars being able to conduct full level five SAE-certified autonomous driving are entirely false. Speaking to the Australian media in Detroit today, Scott Miller, GM's director of autonomous vehicle integration, said Elon Musk is "full of crap" when it comes to claims of the level five capability of current and upcoming Tesla vehicles...


Tesla Semi Truck spied, Model 3 production lagging
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Tesla Semi Truck spied, Model 3 production lagging

A photo, probably of the new Tesla Semi Truck, has been posted online ahead of the vehicle's unveiling on October 26, US time. The image you see above was originally published on Reddit. Although the user soon deleted their account, it didn't stop the photograph from spreading across the internet...


Tesla Model X door opens automatically, gets torn off by passing truck
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Tesla Model X door opens automatically, gets torn off by passing truck

A video of a Tesla Model X having its driver’s door torn apart by a passing truck in Sydney has been forwarded to CarAdvice by its owner. The footage appears to show the electric SUV opening its doors by itself, at the worst possible time...


2017 Tesla Model X P100D review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Tesla Model X P100D review

The Tesla Model X P100d is the flagship in the pioneer brand's SUV model range. But for around $300,000 it would want to be good. So how does it stack up in day-to-day running?

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Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash due to 'over-reliance on automation, lack of safeguards'
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Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash due to 'over-reliance on automation, lack of safeguards'

The United States' National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) has released its final findings on the fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S operating in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. The crash occurred in Florida in May 2016, when Joshua Brown's Tesla Model S collided with the underside of a tractor-trailer as the truck turned onto the non-controlled access highway...


2017 Tesla Model X 75D review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Tesla Model X 75D review

At a little over $180,000, you'd expect the Tesla Model X 75D to be near perfect. But, as Paul Maric discovers, that's far from the case...

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$119,000

German car makers must challenge Tesla, says senior political figure
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German car makers must challenge Tesla, says senior political figure

German car manufacturers have been put on notice by a senior political figure who is urging the country’s auto industry to challenge Tesla in the field of electric vehicles. Speaking at a public forum in Berlin on the weekend, Peter Altmaier, who is German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, said he was disappointed no car manufacturer had come close to matching Tesla’s electric vehicle performance parameters...


Tesla to offer global driver recognition technology
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Tesla to offer global driver recognition technology

No matter where you are in the world, if you jump into a Tesla, it'll know who you are and what you like. Apparently. That's according to Tesla boss Elon Musk, who tweeted overnight that the company is working to enhance its driver recognition technology, so that you can effectively tailor any Tesla model to your specific preferences...


Victoria kicks off driverless vehicle technology trials
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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. Manufacturers BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo are also involved...


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...