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Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Peugeot 208 named 2020 European Car of the Year

The new Peugeot 208 has beat out six other finalists to claim Europe's Car of the Year title for 2020. The French marque’s hatchback finished with 281 points, 39 ahead of the runner-up, Tesla’s Model 3, which claimed 242 points. The award was presented behind closed doors at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva following the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show over concerns around the spread of coronavirus...

Tesla Model 3 to get air suspension option – report

If you want to buy a new Tesla Model S or Model X in Australia, you’re only able to specify one with adaptive air suspension. Model 3 buyers, however, don’t have that option… yet. Electrek reports it should be coming very soon, a leaked parts catalogue appearing to confirm its imminent introduction to the Model 3 line...

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3s

Tesla has delivered the first cars from its new factory in Shanghai, China, less than 12 months after breaking ground on the site. The first 15 examples of the Chinese-built Model 3 were handed over to Tesla employees on December 30, according to The New York Times, with one employee proposing to his girlfriend at the event...

Tesla planning Berlin Gigafactory

Tesla will build its next Gigafactory near Berlin, as it looks to tap into the huge pool of automotive engineering talent in Germany. The factory will be Tesla's fifth, following facilities in Nevada, New York, and California, USA, and Shanghai, China. It will also up the pressure on European carmakers, as they look to rapidly develop and roll out their pure-electric line-ups...

Why don't Australians buy more EVs?

Driving range, price, and limited knowledge of the available choices are three major impediments to improving battery-electric vehicle (EV) take-up in Australia. That’s the quick and unsurprising summary of a market survey from analytics firm Nielsen, called Caught in the Slow Lane, Australian Adoption of Electric Vehicles...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Take a ride in the Supra!

Join Mandy Turner, Josh Dowling, and Mike Costello live from Wakefield Raceway. Josh chats about the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan battling it out at the Nurburgring, the Toyota LandCruiser celebrating its 10-millionth worldwide sale, and the update coming for the Nissan Patrol. Mike reviews the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300e PHEV, and Paul Maric takes the 2020 Toyota Supra around Wakefield Park Raceway...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

NHTSA called for Tesla to drop 'misleading' safety claims

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has warned Tesla about making 'misleading' safety claims about its cars. UPDATE, 09/08/2019: Tesla has issued a statement regarding the NHTSA's cease-and-desist. It's been added to our story...

CarAdvice podcast 164: 2019 Tesla Model 3 review!

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello this week. In car news, a petrol-powered 2020 Audi Q7 could be coming to Australia, the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera has been revealed, Britain’s car industry has given its Prime Minister a warning about leaving the European Union, and Tesla has added Netflix and YouTube to its infotainment...

Tesla Model 3, Audi A6 score five-star ANCAP ratings

UPDATE, August 2019: It's finally here! Click here to read and watch our first full Australian drive of the new Tesla Model 3. Audi and Tesla have scored top marks in the latest round of ANCAP crash testing, with the A6 and Model 3 achieving five-star ratings...