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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...

2020 Tesla Model S update extends certified range to 647 kilometres

The 2020 Tesla Model S Long Range Plus has now been certified with a driving range of 647 kilometres, up from 629 kilometres. The additional eighteen kilometres might not sound like much, but that extra range represents an important milestone for the electric-car maker – translating to more than 400 miles of range...

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 (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Tesla’s 'Cheetah Stance' launch control coming to Australia

Tesla’s new ‘Cheetah Stance’ launch mode is being rolled out globally as a downloadable update for performance variants of its Model X SUV and Model S sedan. Designed to improve traction and acceleration from a standstill, the aptly-named Cheetah Stance utilises the models’ Smart Adaptive Air Suspension to tweak damping and lower the front end in preparation for launch...

Tesla Model S, Model X Long Range Plus get range boost

Tesla has liberated more range from the Model S and Model X, thanks to "many small hardware improvements". Elon Musk took to his preferred medium (Twitter) to reveal the Model S Long Range Plus now has a claimed EPA range of 628km, up from 596km. The Model X SUV has seen its range jump from 528km to 565km – at least, Tesla says it has...

Tesla remotely removed features from a Model S – report

Tesla defied the traditional dealership method of selling cars. While buyers may appreciate that, they mightn’t appreciate the other way Tesla appears to be eschewing convention. Jalopnik reports Tesla remotely removed features from an American man’s Model S. The buyer, identified as Alec B., purchased a used 2017 Model S from a third-party dealer, United Traders...

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...