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Tesla scoping for talent at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge takes place every two years in Australia, and tasks teams of secondary and tertiary students with developing solar-powered cars capable of travelling 3000km. This year's event features 53 entrants from 23 countries, including seven from Australia. But there was one group in particular that wasn't interested in the competition itself...

Tesla patents new heated and cooled seat design

Heated, ventilated and cooled seats are marvellous at cosseting vehicle occupants when the weather gets too hot or too cold. Now, Tesla thinks it's figured out a better way to make you comfortable and it involves liquid. First reported by Car & Driver, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published Tesla’s patent for a seat with an integrated temperature-control system...

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...

Tesla cars can now drive themselves across a car park

Tesla has begun wirelessly distributing version 10 of its software to its Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles. The standout feature of the latest software update is Smart Summon (also referred to Enhanced Summon), which is only available to customers who have paid for Full Self-Driving Capability or Enhanced Autopilot for their vehicle...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Take a ride in the Supra!

Join Mandy Turner, Josh Dowling, and Mike Costello live from Wakefield Raceway. Josh chats about the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan battling it out at the Nurburgring, the Toyota LandCruiser celebrating its 10-millionth worldwide sale, and the update coming for the Nissan Patrol. Mike reviews the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300e PHEV, and Paul Maric takes the 2020 Toyota Supra around Wakefield Park Raceway...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Tesla Model 3 receives Top Safety Pick+ prize

The Tesla Model 3 has been awarded a Top Safety Pick+ award by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It comes just a month after the IIHS bestowed the Audi e-tron with the same award, making it the first EV to receive the coveted nod. This year, the Hyundai Nexo also earned a Top Safety Pick+ award, the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to do so...

Tesla breaks down on Nurburgring during electric-car record attempt

Tesla’s prototype Model S might be quick – last week posting an unofficial time that would have shattered the Porsche Taycan’s lap record at the Nurburgring – but the US electric-car maker has suffered an embarrassing setback. One of two cars sent to Germany to take the electric-car lap record away from Porsche has been filmed while conked out on the side of the road just a few hundred metres away from the pit exit, near the start of the 20...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Tesla Nurburgring: two cars hit the track, go slower than before

Tesla put both its red and blue Model S prototypes on the Nurburgring race track overnight (Wednesday afternoon German time) in its latest attempt to shatter the electric-car lap record of 7 minutes and 42 seconds set by the Porsche Taycan. And one of the Tesla Model S sedans appears to have a stripped-out interior, not a full production car interior, giving it a significant weight advantage...

Has Tesla just smashed the Porsche Taycan’s record at the Nurburgring?

Tesla may have already smashed the Porsche Taycan’s electric car lap record at the Nurburgring – even though its official attempt is not due to happen until later in the week. One of CarAdvice’s spy photography agencies caught on camera another example of a highly modified Tesla Model S sedan lapping the famous 20...