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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...

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...

Audi, Tesla, MG score top marks in ANCAP testing, Hyundai Venue falls short

ANCAP has awarded the Tesla Model X, Audi A7 and Q8, and the MG HS five stars in its latest round of crash tests, but the Hyundai Venue city SUV fell short. The independent safety body called the all-electric Tesla Model X the "standout performer" among the five cars tested, record-equalling scores for adult occupant protection and safety assist...

Why don't Australians buy more EVs?

Driving range, price, and limited knowledge of the available choices are three major impediments to improving battery-electric vehicle (EV) take-up in Australia. That’s the quick and unsurprising summary of a market survey from analytics firm Nielsen, called Caught in the Slow Lane, Australian Adoption of Electric Vehicles...

Tesla brings back free Supercharging for Model X and S

Tesla has revived free Supercharging for Model S and Model X customers, despite previously describing the program as "unsustainable". There is a catch, however. The offer lasts as long as the buyer has their car, but it only applies to the first owner – the second owner will have to pay like everyone else...