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Tesla Dog Mode: Here’s a top tip for anyone new to the technology
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6th Jul 2021
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Tesla Dog Mode: Here’s a top tip for anyone new to the technology

Tesla Dog Mode is one of those ideas that makes you wonder why no-one else thought of it earlier. In 2019 Tesla came up with a mode that enabled the air-conditioning to remain switched on while the car is locked, to allow enough time for the driver to run a quick errand – so the dog doesn’t get stressed out in a hot car.
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Joshua Dowling
Australia’s largest-ever Tesla shipment arrives in Port Kembla, NSW
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7th Jun 2021
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Australia’s largest-ever Tesla shipment arrives in Port Kembla, NSW

The largest-ever Australian shipment of Tesla electric cars arrived late last week in Port Kembla, NSW, according to well-informed boat tracking service VedaPrime. It’s estimated the delivery comprised roughly 1500 examples of the Chinese-built Model 3 sedan, which remains the only variant from Tesla currently on offer Down Under.
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William Davis
2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Electric Car
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29th Apr 2021
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2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Electric Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Electric Car Overall sales numbers are still small of course, but the electric vehicle segment is one that will become more important to Australian consumers very quickly over the next few years. Tesla is a mainstay, being the brand that effectively kicked this segment properly into the mainstream, but every manufacturer is now rushing to take its place in this vital part of the market.
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Trent Nikolic
2021 Tesla Model 3 sold in Australia will be made in China
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18th Jan 2021
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2021 Tesla Model 3 sold in Australia will be made in China

UPDATE: It now appears all variants of the 2021 Tesla Model 3 – including the Performance – will soon be sourced from Tesla's plant in Shanghai, China. According to data tracking service VedaPrime, deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 Performance have now been delayed until mid-2021, suggesting the Chinese factory may be in the process of being retooled to accommodate the variant. The original story remains unchanged below.
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Alex Misoyannis
Around the tracks: A rogue Mini accidentally wanders onto a race track
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30th Oct 2020
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Around the tracks: A rogue Mini accidentally wanders onto a race track

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? We've all taken a wrong turn in our driving careers, ending up on a multi-lane freeway or a tiny one-way street.
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Susannah Guthrie