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2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance: Review and 0-100

The Tesla Model 3 is taking the USA by storm and it'll hit Australia by mid-late 2019. Paul Maric jumps behind the wheel of the Model 3 Performance for a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to see how well an electric car performs in a market with dedicated EV infrastructure...

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2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance review
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2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance review

It was one of the most anticipated car launches of recent years, but has Tesla's 'affordable' electric car lived up to the hype? Paul Maric saddles up for a 1000km+ road trip across the USA to find out.


Kia Stinger GT v Tesla Model S 75D drag race - video
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Kia Stinger GT v Tesla Model S 75D drag race - video

The Kia Stinger and Tesla Model S aren't what you would call 'natural rivals' despite both being pitched as large luxurious sports sedans. In a new video by the UK's Top Gear, the publication's deputy editor, Jack Rix, races the top of the line Stinger GT against the 'entry level' Model S 75D on the drag strip...


Elon Musk: Tesla driving with 'no driver input' coming soon - UPDATE
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Elon Musk: Tesla driving with 'no driver input' coming soon - UPDATE

Elon Musk has boldly claimed Tesla cars will soon be capable of full autonomy, tweeting his vehicles will "be able to go from your garage at home to parking at work with no driver input at all". As with all Musk tweets, there's not a whole heap of detail about what that looks like and when it'll actually happen...


Elon Musk: Tesla was weeks from death
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Elon Musk: Tesla was weeks from death

Elon Musk, outspoken CEO of Tesla, has confirmed the company was close to running out of cash as it dealt with numerous production issues surrounding its Model 3 sedan. In an interview with the Axios news program, which airs on HBO, Musk said, "The company was bleeding money like crazy [earlier this year], and if we didn’t solve these problems in a very short period of time, we would die"...


Tesla Model X v Lamborghini Aventador S drag - video
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Tesla Model X v Lamborghini Aventador S drag - video

We know the Tesla Model X P100D is very, very quick off the line. It recently won a drag race against its super-SUV rivals, but there's always something faster and more powerful ready to race. With 450kW on tap from its four electric motors, and something called Ludicrous Mode, the Model X is a proper straight-line weapon, but it's up against some serious metal this time around...


Tesla Australia to add CCS chargers to support Model 3
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Tesla Australia to add CCS chargers to support Model 3

Tesla Australia has announced it will upgrade its Supercharger network with Combined Charging System (CCS) plugs, in order to support the upcoming Model 3 sedan. Unlike the Model S and Model X, the Model 3 will come with a CCS port, which combines AC and DC connectors – the S and X are currently produced with only a Type 2 port that doesn't allow them to utilise most public DC fast-chargers without an adapter...


Model X, Urus, G63, SVR drag race - video
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Model X, Urus, G63, SVR drag race - video

The 'super-SUV' segment is a relatively young one, but it's already getting crowded. Along with the Tesla Model X P100D, there's the new Lamborghini Urus, the recently-revealed Mercedes-AMG G63 and the Range Rover Sport SVR competing for (lots of) your dollars. To work out which is the quickest in a straight line, Mat Watson from Carwow pulled the aforementioned vehicles together for a drag race...


Tesla names Telstra executive as new chairwoman
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Tesla names Telstra executive as new chairwoman

Tesla has appointed Robyn Denholm, currently chief financial officer and head of strategy at Telstra, as the automaker's new chairwoman, effective immediately. She will replace Elon Musk as Tesla's chair, who will remain as the company's CEO. Musk was compelled to relinquish his role as chairman in a deal with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over his false assertion on Twitter that he had secured funding to take the company private...


Tesla Model 3 coming to Australia in 'mid-2019'
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Tesla Model 3 coming to Australia in 'mid-2019'

The Tesla Model 3 should start arriving in Australia during the middle of 2019, according to new tweets from company CEO, Elon Musk. Asked by a customer about when the 'affordable' electric sedan would be arriving locally, Musk responded with "around mid-2019" – actually sooner than the initial timeframe promised...


FBI investigating Tesla's Model 3 production targets
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FBI investigating Tesla's Model 3 production targets

The US government is reportedly looking into whether aggressive production targets for the Tesla Model 3 were misleading for investors. Sources have told The Wall Street Journal the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is investigating whether the electric car maker misled investors with its ambitious production targets for the Model 3...


Tesla Model 3 drives first profitable quarter since 2016
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Tesla Model 3 drives first profitable quarter since 2016

Concerns around unorthodox production methods, factory working conditions, build quality and delays have done little to dent interest in the Tesla Model 3, with the new more affordable car driving the brand to its first profit in years...


Tesla Model 3: ‘Mid-Range’ sedan launched
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Tesla Model 3: ‘Mid-Range’ sedan launched

Tesla have commenced sales of its mid-range Model 3, priced from US$45,000 ($63,400). The previously-unannounced Model 3 will sit between the current Long Range and Performance models, and the yet-to-be-released entry-level model. The new variant comes in at US$9,000 ($12,650) cheaper than the Long Range, and will only be available with rear-wheel drive...


Tesla buys land for first Chinese factory
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Tesla buys land for first Chinese factory

Tesla has announced the purchase of 860,000 square metres of land from the Shanghai government for a new Gigafactory. The news was revealed on the QQ social network overnight. According to land transaction records dug up by the Yuan Talks website, the plot of land cost 973 million yuan ($199 million)...


Tesla: James Murdoch firming as chairman candidate - report
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Tesla: James Murdoch firming as chairman candidate - report

James Murdoch, ex-CEO of 21st Century Fox, is leading the race to replace Elon Musk as chairman of the Tesla board, according to a report from the USA. Reporting from the Financial Times, citing two people briefed on the discussions, places Murdoch ahead of Antonio Gracias, a long-time investor in the company and current lead independent director...


Tesla software version 9.0 coming soon to Australia
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Tesla software version 9.0 coming soon to Australia

Details about the Tesla software version 9.0 have been announced ahead of its release Down Under "in a couple of weeks". On the safety front, every Model S, X and 3 equipped with "full self-driving hardware" now utilises all eight external cameras, giving Tesla's cars "better situational awareness"...


Toyota tops 2018 Interbrand list, Subaru pips Tesla
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Toyota tops 2018 Interbrand list, Subaru pips Tesla

For more years than any of us have fingers to count, Toyota has ruled the list of the world's most valuable automotive brands – while rubbing shoulders with the world's most valuable brands, full stop. Toyota's pre-eminence would seem obvious, given it is the best-selling vehicle brand in the world. However, financial performance is only one criteria in Interbrand's analysis...


Elon Musk stands down as Tesla chairman in SEC settlement
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Elon Musk stands down as Tesla chairman in SEC settlement

Elon Musk will pay a hefty fine and stand down as Tesla chairman for three years, after a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into his tweets about taking Tesla private. Musk will remain CEO of the the company, but has to stand down as chairman of the board. He and Tesla will also each have to pay a US$20 million ($27,600,000) fine, after agreeing to a deal with the SEC overnight...


US government sues Elon Musk, may be removed as Tesla boss
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US government sues Elon Musk, may be removed as Tesla boss

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk, CEO and chairman of Tesla, accusing him of fraud over tweets and statements he made in early August claiming he had secured funding to take the electric car maker private. According to the SEC, the Tesla CEO "had not discussed specific deal terms with any potential financing partners, and...


Tesla under criminal investigation over 'going private' tweets
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Tesla under criminal investigation over 'going private' tweets

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a second investigation into Tesla, centred around Elon Musk's claims on Twitter funding was secured to take the company private. Two sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, have told Bloomberg the DOJ is investigating statements made by Tesla and its CEO...