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Saleen Foursixteen keeps Tesla Model S P85's 310kW motor

Saleen, a company with a heritage of tuning American muscle cars, has decided to try its hand with another American-made performance vehicle by turning the Tesla Model S into the Saleen Foursixteen. The Saleen Foursixteen is based on the most powerful factory Tesla Model S, the P85...

Tesla Model S gains unlimited kilometre drivetrain warranty

The luxury electric car maker has announced that the Tesla Model S sedan's drivetrain will now feature a warranty in line with that already in place for the car's battery pack. This means that the 85kWh version of all-electric sedan now has an eight-year unlimited kilometre warranty for both its lithium-ion battery pack, as well as its electric drivetrain...

Tesla Model S : Public test drives start in Melbourne tomorrow, Sydney on Monday

The Tesla Model S will be available for public test drives in Australia from tomorrow. Tesla Motors will give prospective owners (and presumably plenty of interested tyre-kickers) the opportunity to drive the pure electric Model S sedan in Melbourne from Friday August 15 and in Sydney from Monday August 18...

Tesla Model S: Chinese hackers unlock moving car to win competition

A team of computer hackers from China’s Zhejiang University has successfully broken into the software of a Tesla Model S to win a competition at the SyScan360 security conference. The South China Morning Post reports the hackers exposed a “flow design flaw” that allowed them to remotely unlock a moving Model S, sound its horn, flash its headlights and open its sunroof...

Tesla Model S pricing and specifications : Electric sedan from $96K in Australia

The most advanced electric car in the world, the Tesla Model S, will cost under $100,000 when it arrives in Australia later this year. Tesla today confirmed it would offer three Model S variants in Australia priced to rival the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class...

Tesla Model S can be hacked with six-character password, says expert

A corporate security consultant says the Tesla Model S can be located and unlocked remotely using nothing more than a six-character password and basic hacking techniques. Hacking expert and Tesla owner Nitesh Dhanjani told the Black Hat Asia conference in Singapore last week he found several flaws in the security system of his Model S sedan during his own investigation into the car...

Tesla Supercharger network now spreads across the US

Tesla has completed its coast-to-coast Supercharger vehicle recharge network in the US, allowing Model S owners the possibility of driving from one side of the country to the other for free. The US electric car brand says its network of 71 Supercharger stations covers 80 per cent of the US population, and the company says it has plans to offer 98 per cent coverage at some point in 2015...