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Tesla Model S convertible unveiled by Ares Design

Luxury Italian coachbuilder Ares Design has unveiled a one-off Tesla Model S two-door convertible, with more examples expected roll out of the studio if demand is high. According to the Modena-based atelier, the custom electric vehicle was commissioned privately several years ago for an undisclosed sum...

Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles – report

Tesla has recalled 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in the United States, citing the potential for “failures resulting in loss of [the] rear-view camera and other safety related vehicle functions.” According to a letter sent by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected models were built between 2012 and 2018...

2021 Tesla Model S prototype spied testing, could be facelifted model

A mysterious 2021 Tesla Model S prototype has been spotted testing in the US, which many believe is our first look at an upcoming facelift for the Tesla's flagship electric sedan. The blue, manufacturer-registered example spotted by Twitter user @klwtts features a new rear diffuser, black tailgate trim (replacing chrome on current cars) and tweaked revised headlight and front fog light signatures, suggesting an assortment of mild exterior updates are in the works for the Model S...

US safety body to investigate 115,000 Tesla cars over suspension issue

The United States' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a probe into 115,000 Tesla cars over a safety issue pertaining to the vehicles' front suspension. According to news outlet Reuters, Tesla issued a service bulletin in 2017 addressing the issue, explaining that some Model X and Model S cars have “front fore links that may not meet Tesla strength specifications"...

Tesla Model S loses its roof in China, Tesla responds

Footage of a Tesla Model S allegedly losing its roof on a freeway has been captured by a dashcam in China, making it the second Tesla vehicle in two months (that we know of) to lose the crucial element while on the road...

2021 Tesla Model S to get small range bump, passing base Lucid Air – report

The Tesla Model S could be in line for yet another increase to its all-electric driving range, according to new reports out of the US. Online electric vehicle-centric publication Electrek obtained images of the dealer 'window sticker' – a mandatory label attached to new US-market vehicles detailing pricing, fuel/energy consumption and key equipment information – affixed to a new, November-produced Model S Long Range Plus, revealing an EPA-rated combined range of 409 miles, or 658km...

Tesla disputes Chinese recall of almost 30,000 cars – report

Tesla has reportedly challenged a recall for almost 30,000 American-made Model X and Model S cars imported into China, disputing claims there is an issue with the vehicles' suspension and instead blaming the problem on "driver abuse"...

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid: A hypercar with 840km range, less than $250k – UPDATE: lap time!

UPDATE: The 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid has proven its performance credentials by posting a 1:30.33 time at the Laguna Seca circuit in the United States. Now video of the timed run has emerged online, showing the prototype being wrestled around the race track to set a time quicker than the McLaren P1 hypercar...

Tesla Model S hearse revealed: Go extra quietly

Specialist coachbuilders Coleman Milne of the UK and Germany’s BINZ International have revealed their latest creation, a hearse based on the Tesla Model S. Dubbed the BINZ.E, the all-electric hearse starts life as a Tesla Model S, before being stretched and heightened in order to accommodate coffins...

More Australian buyers keen on electric cars, but doubts remain - survey

More Australian buyers than ever before would consider an electric vehicle as their next car purchase, according to a new survey from the nation's peak electric vehicle body. As part of its annual State of Electric Vehicles report, the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) worked with insurers NRMA, RACV and RAA to survey 2902 Australian consumers and found 56 per cent would consider an electric car as their next vehicle, up on 53 per cent in 2019...

Tesla working on updated Model S and Model X – report

Electric car specialist Tesla is reportedly working on significant upgrades to its two oldest models – the Model S sedan and Model X SUV. Tesla has been discreetly working on a secret project named Palladium, according to sources obtained by online news forum Electrek...