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Jaguar I-Pace vs Tesla Model X drag race - video

Jaguar made headlines with an I-Pace vs Model X drag race when its new, all-electric SUV was revealed earlier this year. The first mass-produced Jaguar electric vehicle comfortably accounted for the Tesla Model X 75D and 100D, but the P100D (you know, the really fast one) was a notable absentee...

Tesla Model X: Autopilot could be at fault in fatal accident

A preliminary report from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says Autopilot may have steered toward the dividing barrier on US Highway 101 before a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model X earlier this year. It's worth mentioning up front, the investigation isn't complete, and the NTSB hasn't nailed down a probably cause for the crash...

Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Video

Avid motoring enthusiasts probably remember Volkswagen towing a Boeing 747 with a diesel V10 Touareg. People saw diesel very differently in 2008, and the 747 was still alive and kicking. Now, Tesla and Qantas have teamed up for a more up-to-date take on the same stunt...

2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix - UPDATE

Tesla has issued a recall notice for 89 examples of its 2016 and 2017 Model X SUVs over concerns the rear left seatback in some cars may move forward in the event of a collision. Because Tesla does not reveal region-specific sales numbers, it also does not offer details on the number of vehicles affected by this recall in Australia...

Tesla Model X door opens automatically, gets torn off by passing truck

A video of a Tesla Model X having its driver’s door torn apart by a passing truck in Sydney has been forwarded to CarAdvice by its owner. The footage appears to show the electric SUV opening its doors by itself, at the worst possible time...

CarAdvice podcast 68: New EV infrastructure coming for Australia?

While Mandy heads to the Birdsville Races, Paul Maric is joined this week is Mike Costello, bringing you the latest car news from the past week. This includes the all-new Bentley Continental GT, details on Kia Stinger specifications, the awesome looking Suzuki Jimny, the all-new Porsche Cayenne, plus the BMW i3 revision and Volvo XC60...

German car makers must challenge Tesla, says senior political figure

German car manufacturers have been put on notice by a senior political figure who is urging the country’s auto industry to challenge Tesla in the field of electric vehicles. Speaking at a public forum in Berlin on the weekend, Peter Altmaier, who is German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, said he was disappointed no car manufacturer had come close to matching Tesla’s electric vehicle performance parameters...

CarAdvice podcast 63: Roadhuntr interview

This week, join Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens and Dave Zalstein for a jam packed show. In car news, the ACCC is to sue Ford over its Powershift transmissions, and the Takata airbag fault claims its first Australian life, while manufacturers were found to be replacing airbags with faulty ones...

2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts

Tesla has introduced a handful of updates across its Model S and Model X ranges this week, namely improving the acceleration of its non-performance variants. Headlining the changes is the significant improvement in terms of straight-line performance for the Model S 75 and 75D, which both can now accelerate from 0-100km/h a full second quicker than before - 4...

Tesla Model X shines at Good Design Awards

The Tesla Model X electric SUV has taken out Australia's 2017 Good Design Awards in the automotive and transport category, beating out several other automakers in the process. Helping the Tesla to take out the title is its combination of innovation, practicality and performance, with the following description listed on the winner's list: "[The] Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history...

Tesla Model X to issue airbag software fix over the air

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that Tesla will issue a proactive recall this morning for all right-hand drive Tesla Model X vehicles, following the discovery of an airbag software fault. The passenger airbag control module and associated software, which is supplied by Bosch, was subject to routine inspection when an anomaly in the supplier software was discovered...