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2016 Tesla Model S P90 long-term review three, farewell

It's time to hand back our Tesla Model S long term vehicle. Did the 2016 Tesla Model S P90D live up to our expectations?

2016 Tesla Model S P90D review: Long-term report two

Our second long-term update sees us venture to the country in the Tesla Model S P90D. But, does range anxiety set in?

2017 Tesla Model S 75D Review

Now that the hype surrounding Tesla has died down a little and the Tesla Model S has been given a facelift to keep it looking fresh, is it a sensible decision to pick the electric sedan over its German luxury rivals? That question is hard to answer, because it requires a very personal perspective to come to a decision...

2016 Tesla Model S 70 Review

We're forever raving on about the fastest Tesla Model S variants, but now we jump behind the wheel of the entry-level Model S 70...

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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...

Tesla Model S road trip – Sydney to Melbourne

The Tesla Supercharger network is designed to give owners a free charging option while they’re on their way from one place to another. And with a full charge on board, the Model S is capable of more than 500km of electric driving. Our goal was to travel from Sydney to Melbourne in a day – the first time it had been possible to do so using a public electric car recharging infrastructure...

Tesla Model S AutoPilot Review

The Tesla Model S has been updated to ‘version 7' adding important new safety and convenience features. Key new features in the software update include automated parallel parking, side collision warning, automatic emergency steering, Autosteer, and automatic lane changing...

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Tesla Model S Comparisons

2019 electric vehicle comparison: Jaguar I-Pace v Hyundai Ioniq v Nissan Leaf v Tesla Model S v Renault 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 Model S News

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...

Tesla sued for wrongful death, door handles blamed

A wrongful death suit alleges the driver of a Tesla Model S died because emergency responders were unable to open his Tesla’s flush door handles. According to US industry journal Automotive News and news agency Bloomberg, Omar Awan, a 48-year-old anaesthesiologist, died of smoke inhalation when a fire broke out in his 2016 Tesla Model S, after he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree...

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? How does an EV charge? Plus our EV glossary

Electric vehicles, or EVs, are coming. With recent government policy announcements honing in on a 'green' future, there's some misinformation about charging an EV and how long they actually take to charge. While this isn't a deep dive or a technical analysis, we've aimed to break down how charging works (in very basic terms) and how long you would expect each of the EVs on the market in Australia to charge...

Tesla breaks down on Nurburgring during electric-car record attempt

Tesla’s prototype Model S might be quick – last week posting an unofficial time that would have shattered the Porsche Taycan’s lap record at the Nurburgring – but the US electric-car maker has suffered an embarrassing setback. One of two cars sent to Germany to take the electric-car lap record away from Porsche has been filmed while conked out on the side of the road just a few hundred metres away from the pit exit, near the start of the 20...

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Tesla Model S Owner Reviews

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...

2015 Tesla Model S P85d Review

Tesla P85D 48,000km review Warning: If you were seriously considering purchasing the Tesla model S over the last two years and it was in your price range but didn't go through with the purchase look away now...

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