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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.

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?

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...

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...

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Tesla Videos

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.

2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview

Read the full article here. With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range, a top speed of 210km/h, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h time of just 6...

2017 Tesla Model S Walk Around

Read the article here. The facelifted Tesla Model S has arrived in Australia and we have a look at the new model to see what the changes are in greater detail. The new car features a revised front end to improve aerodynamics, a revised rear and changes to the interior. New to the car also is a high-end air filter to prevent pollutants from entering the cabin...

Tesla Model 3 — World First Buyers Interview

Read the article here. Tesla has opened the order books for the 2018 Tesla Model 3 and we were there at 6:30AM when pre-orders opened in Melbourne, Australia. We interview the first pre-order in the world and have a chat to other customers in the line to see why they are willing to put a deposit down for a car they have never seen...

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Tesla Comparisons

2019 electric vehicle comparison: I-Pace v Ioniq v Leaf v Model S v Zoe

Normally a comparison is a great opportunity for us to compare vehicles that sit within the same size or price category, with a CarAdvice-backed winner declared at the end. Given the relative lack of competition within segments in the electric vehicle market, we wanted to do something a little different with a comparison of a cross-section of the passenger EV market – a group of cars from the cheapest to the most expensive...

2016 Tesla Model S P90D v BMW 730d Comparison

These are two cars that barely need an introduction. One is a long-time luxury vehicle from a respected German brand, while the other is a lightning-fast newcomer from an American brand with a focus on green credentials. We’re talking, of course, about the BMW 7 Series and the Tesla Model S...

Audi RS7 Sportback v Tesla Model S P85D : Comparison Review

Here we have two very different takes on technology and performance. The Audi RS7 Sportback is a high-tech luxury four-door coupe with a stonking big V8 engine, and the Tesla Model S P85D is about the same size and shape, but makes do with batteries and two electric motors for its propulsion. Why compare them? Simple – both are different answers to the same question...

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Tesla News

Elon Musk to personally review Tesla expenses due to cash situation

After a rocky start to 2019, Tesla will examine every penny heading out the door to ensure its long-term survival. In a leaked email to all Tesla staff obtained by Electrek and Reuters, Musk said the company would embark on a “hardcore” cost cutting drive to ensure it is "financially sustainable and [able to] succeed in our goal of helping make the world environmentally sustainable"...

Tesla updates battery software after Hong Kong, Shanghai fires

Tesla has wirelessly updated the software on the Model S and Model X, after spontaneous battery fires in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The company this week issued the update, which tweaks "charge and thermal management settings" in the battery out of "an abundance of caution". The changes will "further protect the battery and improve battery longevity", according to the company...

Tesla adds factory Model 3 tow hitch option in Europe

Tesla has launched a tow hitch add-on for its Model 3 in Europe, allowing owners to haul 910kg with their all-electric sedans. The feature can't be retrofitted to the car, meaning only new Model 3 owners will be able to get their electric vehicles set to tow by the factory. There are, of course, aftermarket options in the USA already...

Teslas can automatically diagnose faults, order parts

Tesla is constantly making headlines with the small features embedded in its infotainment system. Some are silly, like the inbuilt whoopee cushion, others are very clever. A Model 3 owner has discovered one of the clever ones, posting an image of an automated message about a faulty part on Reddit. "An unexpected condition has been detected with the Power Conversion System on your Model 3...

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Tesla Owner Reviews

2016 Tesla Model X P90D review

Americans have a real knack of making visitors from the rest of the world look on in awe – truly both the best and worst in life can be found there. It’s easy to look on jealously as a visiting car-loving consumer. So few can match the States’ population and market competition...

2015 Tesla Model S P85d review: 145,000km on the clock

There has been plenty written about new Tesla vehicles, but this review leans towards how this particular car performed and held up after a bit of real world use focusing on energy consumption, tyres, reliability and more. This is a car that does more than just cruise up and down a flat freeway – it's been to most parts of WA and across the Nullarbor, it's handled gravel roads, corrugations, plus all the heat and dust expected in those areas...

2017 Tesla Model S 75 review

Tesla – the love them or hate them car company. I sit in neither camp, but I have been fascinated by their cars since they first entered the market. In 2017, I placed a reservation for a Model 3, but after a while became impatient that the expected delivery date in Australia kept slipping to the right...

2016 Tesla Model S P90D review

Full disclosure: I don't own this car. I wish I did, but short of selling my kidney on Gumtree it's just not going to happen. I did get to drive one, though, and it inspired me to pen my thoughts. Here they are. I’m hurtling down the highway of the future. A car with an internal combustion engine, a relic of the past, suddenly cuts in front of me...

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