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The Netherlands prepares for internal combustion sales ban in 2030

The Dutch government has confirmed plans to ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles in 2030. The decision is part of a plan to cut CO2 levels by 49 per cent ahead of 2030...

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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...


Toyota cosy on top of brand value list, Ferrari enters Top 100
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Toyota cosy on top of brand value list, Ferrari enters Top 100

Toyota has come out on top of all other automotive marques in the 2017 Interbrand Best Global Brands report, with luxury marques Mercedes-Benz and BMW rounding up the top three car manufacturers. While the Top 100 list is dominated by technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft, Japan's Toyota managed seventh in the overall rankings...


Volkswagen 'truly respects' EV pioneer Tesla
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Volkswagen 'truly respects' EV pioneer Tesla

Volkswagen, which as a group aspires to be the world leader in electric cars, says it has nothing but respect and admiration for industry agitator Tesla, Inc. The German brand’s board member who oversees global sales and marketing, Jurgen Stackmann, told us recently in Frankfurt that the Silicon Valley titan had “come from nothing, from an interesting angle” and earned a spot at the big table as an industry leader...


Electric cars are nowhere
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Electric cars are nowhere

The Frankfurt motor show is big. It’s like if they took Sydney’s international and domestic airports, tripled it in size, took away any form of cohesive internal transport and put lots of cars in it. Even then, I think the Frankfurt show is bigger. Every two years when I attend the show I always vow that next time, I will actually see things...


2017 Tesla Model X P100D review
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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?


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...


Audi refuses to use customers as test subjects for autonomous vehicle tech
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Audi refuses to use customers as test subjects for autonomous vehicle tech

Audi used an event in Germany earlier this week to reveal the world's first level 3 autonomous vehicle in the all-new Audi A8, confirming that its technology is tested and it won't be using customers as a test bed. The all-new Audi A8 is capable of driving itself as a level 3 autonomous vehicle in traffic jams, where the driver is able - technically, but not yet legally - to take their eyes off the road and focus on another task...


2017 Tesla Model X 75D review
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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...


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...


How does guaranteed future value 'leasing' work?
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How does guaranteed future value 'leasing' work?

You know how this story goes. You've bought some cool piece of consumer electronics, brand new - and when you go to sell it years later, it's worth far less than you'd expected. Worse, somebody then tries to 'lowball' you with an even more painful offer. Yes, that feeling, you know the one. And you know it's much the same with cars - except ten times worse...


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...