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Tesla buys land for first Chinese factory

Tesla has announced the purchase of 860,000 square metres of land from the Shanghai government for a new Gigafactory. The news was revealed on the QQ social network overnight. According to land transaction records dug up by the Yuan Talks website, the plot of land cost 973 million yuan ($199 million)...

Tesla: James Murdoch firming as chairman candidate - report

James Murdoch, ex-CEO of 21st Century Fox, is leading the race to replace Elon Musk as chairman of the Tesla board, according to a report from the USA. Reporting from the Financial Times, citing two people briefed on the discussions, places Murdoch ahead of Antonio Gracias, a long-time investor in the company and current lead independent director...

Tesla software version 9.0 coming soon to Australia

Details about the Tesla software version 9.0 have been announced ahead of its release Down Under "in a couple of weeks". On the safety front, every Model S, X and 3 equipped with "full self-driving hardware" now utilises all eight external cameras, giving Tesla's cars "better situational awareness"...

Elon Musk stands down as Tesla chairman in SEC settlement

Elon Musk will pay a hefty fine and stand down as Tesla chairman for three years, after a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into his tweets about taking Tesla private. Musk will remain CEO of the the company, but has to stand down as chairman of the board. He and Tesla will also each have to pay a US$20 million ($27,600,000) fine, after agreeing to a deal with the SEC overnight...

US government sues Elon Musk, may be removed as Tesla boss

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk, CEO and chairman of Tesla, accusing him of fraud over tweets and statements he made in early August claiming he had secured funding to take the electric car maker private. According to the SEC, the Tesla CEO "had not discussed specific deal terms with any potential financing partners, and...

Tesla under criminal investigation over 'going private' tweets

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a second investigation into Tesla, centred around Elon Musk's claims on Twitter funding was secured to take the company private. Two sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, have told Bloomberg the DOJ is investigating statements made by Tesla and its CEO...

Luxury EV comparison: Six SUV challengers square off

The electric car revolution is finally becoming a reality, and not just at the fringes of the car industry. Tesla obviously got the jump on making EVs cool, and deserves some plaudits for it. But now the market's mature, luxury brands are making their moves, spending tens of billions of dollars in the process...

Tesla: Paint options cut to streamline manufacturing

Tesla has narrowed its selection of paint colours on offer from seven to five, in an attempt to streamline manufacturing processes. Previously offered as a $2100 option, Obsidian Black Metallic and Silver Metallic will now cost $2800 in Australia and be considered "off-menu, limited edition" colours. The decision is a global one, not just for our market...

Tesla freeing up battery capacity for potential hurricane victims

Tesla will free up any software-locked battery capacity in cars owned by people in Hurricane Florence's path, thanks to its over-the-air update system. Although it's not offered anymore, the company at one point sold a Model S 60. The cheapest variant shared its battery with the 75kWh car, with the extra 25 per cent battery power locked only through software...

Tesla Model 3 stolen by reusing mobile phone authentication key

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Texas after stealing a Tesla Model 3 from a rental company using only the Tesla app, hinting at what could become a more common issue across the industry. It's believed the man gained access to the car by manipulating the Tesla app to unlock and start it, as well as disable GPS tracking...

Jay Leno samples the Tesla Roadster and Model 3 - video

Jay Leno has a massive collection of fuel-guzzling supercars, but his taste for power and speed mean he's also keen on the electric hypercars of tomorrow. In the latest instalment of Jay Leno's Garage, the TV personality swaps out of a first-generation Tesla Roadster into the new Model 3 and the wild second-gen Roadster...