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Tesla accused of spying in China – UPDATE: Elon Musk’s electric car brand hits back

UPDATE, 9 April 2021: Tesla has claimed its onboard camera systems are subject to the highest level of security and privacy standards, in the wake of spying allegations from the Chinese government. In an official statement posted to the state-sanctioned Weibo forum earlier this week, the electric car specialist strenuously denied any wrongdoing and said: “Even in the United States, car owners can freely choose whether to turn on [the car's] camera...

2014-18 Tesla Model S and Model X recalled in Australia with safety system fault

Tesla has recalled 2508 examples of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV sold in Australia between 2014 and 2018, citing a fault with onboard computer systems that could “increase the risk of an accident”. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The electronic multi media card may malfunction over time...

Tesla Model 3 busted doing 147km/h in a 60km/h zone  

A Tesla Model 3 driver keen to explore the performance of his electric car will instead be walking, hitching a ride or catching public transport after losing his licence for six months after being caught allegedly driving at 147km/h in a 60km/h residential area – almost two-and-half-times faster than the posted speed limit...

Tesla to partner with Toyota to deliver bargain electric SUV – report

Tesla's promise to deliver a US$25,000 (AU$33,000) electric vehicle (EV) by 2022 may be possible, with reports the company is looking to partner with Toyota to fast-track development. According to Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, a source within the Japanese auto industry has said Tesla and Toyota are in the final stages of talks to bring a low-cost electric SUV to market...

Tesla partners with TikTok to launch in-car video recording – UPDATE

UPDATE, 12:00pm, 01/04/21: Well done to our readers on uncovering the April Foolishness behind this one. Tesla isn't collaborating with TikTok (although, somehow we wouldn't be surprised). The original story can be found below. Tesla has teamed up with social media giant TikTok to allow the owners of its electric cars to record, edit and upload viral videos directly from their vehicles...

New Tesla Model S, Model X orders won't be delivered until 2022

Australian Tesla buyers will not be able to get their hands on a new Model S or Model X until 2022, with the brand's online configurator revealing deliveries of both models are on hold until next year. The electric sedan and SUV had their 2022 facelifts revealed in January 2021, but customers wanting to purchase the current, pre-facelift model have missed the cutoff and will have to wait until 2022...

Toyota reclaims top position as most valuable auto brand, study finds

Toyota has taken the top spot from Mercedes-Benz in the latest study of the world's most valuable automotive brands. The report, conducted by London firm Brand Finance, found Toyota has increased its perceived value by 2 per cent, to an estimated AU$76.9 billion. The study evaluates a number of metrics to estimate a brand's worth, rather than being based on the value of a company's stock...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk updates job title to “Technoking"

Controversial electric-car whiz Elon Musk has updated his job title from CEO to “Technoking of Tesla” – as in Techno King – according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission overnight. The eccentric billionaire is yet to explain the reason for the bizarre move...

Toyota’s warning to Apple about future electric cars

The world’s biggest car company – Toyota – has offered some free advice to Apple who has reportedly revived plans to sell an electric car. According to a report by news agency Bloomberg, the company’s CEO Akio Toyoda, who is the grandson of the founder of the Toyota Motor Company, told Japanese media this seek he welcomed new entrants into the automotive sector...

Survey reveals the main reason people buy a Tesla (and it's not Elon Musk)

New data from a US research firm has identified the main reasons consumers purchase a Tesla car, with respondents revealing they prize the brand's performance and styling over the headline-making antics of CEO Elon Musk. In fact, Musk was identified as the most negative aspect of the brand, ranking ahead of other potential detractors including purchase price, build quality and Supercharger availability...

The 10 quickest cars for sale in Australia in 2021

As it turns out, identifying the quickest cars in Australia for 2021 is not an easy feat. Not only do they need to be available locally, they also need to meet our criterion of completing the 0-100km/h sprint in under three seconds. You may be expecting to see brands such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes, but interestingly, they don't make the cut...