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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...

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's Model X is vulnerable to hackers and thieves, Belgian researchers claim

Researchers in Belgium claim they have found loopholes in the Tesla Model X's on-board security system that could be exploited by hackers and potential car thieves. Using a self-assembled hardware kit costing just $300, experts from the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) group were able to hack into the Model X's key fob via Bluetooth...

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"...

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 X prices rise by almost $6000

The price of the Tesla Model X in Australia has risen by almost $6000 in just two months, with the electric SUV range now starting from $157,418 plus on-road costs and options – almost $15,000 more than it cost a year ago...

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 recalls Model X for power steering failure, Australia not included

Tesla has announced it will voluntarily recall 15,000 Model X SUVs over the risk its power steering components will fail. UPDATE (18/02/20): The recall has expanded to include 3183 Model Xs in China, as reported by Reuters. CarAdvice understands no Australian vehicles are included in the recall...