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Tesla Model S receives first software update in Australia

Australian owners of the Tesla Model S are likely to have their cars updated while they sleep this week, with the first "over the air" software upgrade rolling out to the electric sedan now. Telsa rolls out its upgrades wirelessly, with the car downloading software patches - in this case, v6...

Tesla Model S : Software update to make P85D even quicker; Turnbull tours factory

An over-the-air software update is about to make the Tesla Model S even quicker off the mark than it already is. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted just a few hours ago that the 0-60mph (0-96.6km/h) acceleration of the flagship Model S P85D will “improve by ~0.1 second” thanks to an update to the inverter algorithm that is coming “soon”...

Sleep in a Tesla for just $100 per night

From the USA, the great land of opportunity where no idea seems too stupid to try, comes the self-proclaimed "World's Fastest Hotel" - a mattress in the back of a Tesla Model S. Australians are no strangers to a mattress in the back of a car, or panel van for that matter, but renting the space out on crowd-sourced accommodation portal AirBnB is a new one...

Tesla Model S updated with new luxury interior option

Buyers of the Tesla Model S electric sedan who prefer to be driven places rather than sit behind the wheel will be pleased to learn of the new Executive Rear Seat option pack. Designed to offer a more luxury-focused feel than the regular three-seat bench fitted as standard in the Tesla Model S, the new twin-seat option pack replaces the middle pew with a fixed armrest with storage and cupholders...

Tesla Model X to boast V8-beating acceleration

The all-new Tesla Model X that is set to enter production in the third quarter of this year will be faster than a V8 Holden Commodore SS, the company claims. Details posted on Tesla's website confirm the new Model X will jump from 0-60 miles per hour (96.6km/h) in "under five seconds", which the US electric car company says means it will "outperform the fastest SUVs and many sports cars"...

Tesla's dealership-free model to change local landscape

Tesla’s recent introduction to the Australian market is set to begin a change of landscape for car dealers as the traditional dealer model of selling cars begins to break down. Much like its success in North America, Tesla’s Australian launch is powered by the company’s own set of stores, which act as experience centres rather than dealerships, allowing for a direct line of access to Tesla employees both for sales and aftersales...

2015 Tesla New Cars

Details of the new and updated Tesla models launching in Australia in 2015.   Tesla Model S P85D – third quarter The all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85D will begin shaming supercars in the third quarter of 2015 when it launches from $133,500 plus on-road costs...

Tesla to begin testing battery-swapping technology

Tesla has confirmed that it will begin real world testing of its battery-swapping technology next week at one facility in California. At the moment, access to the battery-swap technology is only being offered to a select number of Model S owners and battery swaps are available strictly by prior appointment...

Tesla Supercharger network to cover Melbourne to Brisbane route by 2016

Tesla plans to have a complete Supercharger network between Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane by the end of 2016. The company announced its plans for the fast-charger network at the official launch of the Model S this week, where the first nine pre-ordered vehicles were delivered to their new owners...

BMW dismisses talk of Tesla tie-up - report

German luxury automaker BMW has dismissed suggestions that talks are being held about a partnership with American electric car maker Tesla. Wirtschafts Woche, which translates to Business Weekly in English, approached the Bavarian company for a comment after speculation began brewing following a recent interview by Der Spiegel with Tesla CEO, Elon Musk...

Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre - UPDATED

Update December 12: Tesla has since responded to the claims published in Der Spiegel: "Not only did Elon not talk up a “partnership" with BMW, we actively sought to squash any such rumors the moment they surfaced during that period. Elon respects BMW as a company and we have talked informally about many things, but at no point did he claim there was any partnership or serious discussions...