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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...

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

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...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

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

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

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

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

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 podcast 29: New Commodore teased, RAV4 reviewed, Model S goes to the outback - and win tickets to the WRC!

This week, Mandy and Paul are joined by James Wong, with the promise that there'll be none of the shenanigans (well, fewer) of last week! First up: Want to know how you can be an honorary member on the CarAdvice podcast panel in Melbourne, and on location at MotorWorld Sydney? Listen in...

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...