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The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

Hot Wheels releases a remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck

You can now be the envy of your friends and say you own and drive a Tesla Cybertruck. Hot Wheels has released a Cybertruck remote-controlled car in 1:10 and 1:64 scale, with its polarising exterior styling, and features accurately resembling the real thing revealed in November 2019...

Tesla: Public hearing into fatal Autopilot crash scheduled

United States road safety regulator the National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) has scheduled a public hearing into the cause of a fatal crash involving Tesla’s Autopilot on March 23, 2018. The hearing will take place almost two years after the incident which saw Wei Huang’s Tesla Model X collide with a concrete barrier on Interstate 101 in Mountain View, California while the vehicle’s Autopilot mode was engaged...

Tesla allowed to clear land, German 'gigafactory' still not approved

American electric vehicle maker Tesla has received approval from German courts to continue land preparations for a ‘gigafactory’ near Berlin – however the future of the plant is still not confirmed. As reported by Reuters, the approval comes after German courts issued an injunction against Tesla’s site preparations for the plant earlier in the week...

Environmental concerns halt German Tesla Gigafactory

Tesla’s plan to build a  ‘gigafactory’ near Berlin have been put on hold by order of a German court injunction. As reported by the BBC, local environmentalists Green League filed for the injunction against the plant’s construction, which could see close to 300 hectares of the Brandenburg region cleared...

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...

Tesla Model 3 to get air suspension option – report

If you want to buy a new Tesla Model S or Model X in Australia, you’re only able to specify one with adaptive air suspension. Model 3 buyers, however, don’t have that option… yet. Electrek reports it should be coming very soon, a leaked parts catalogue appearing to confirm its imminent introduction to the Model 3 line...

Tesla remotely removed features from a Model S – report

Tesla defied the traditional dealership method of selling cars. While buyers may appreciate that, they mightn’t appreciate the other way Tesla appears to be eschewing convention. Jalopnik reports Tesla remotely removed features from an American man’s Model S. The buyer, identified as Alec B., purchased a used 2017 Model S from a third-party dealer, United Traders...

Tesla Model Y production has begun months early

Production of the Tesla Model Y crossover has officially commenced at the company's Fremont factory in California. In its 2019 fourth quarter earnings report, released overnight, Tesla said it has begun producing the Model Y this month. Essentially a high-riding take on the Model 3, the Y is designed to tap into rampant global demand for mid-sized crossovers, and will go head-to-head with cars like the Fisker Ocean when it launches...

Tesla’s German Gigafactory facing opposition, Musk responds to concerns

Tesla's vehicles may be of the zero-emission variety, but, like all cars, their production can have an impact on the environment. Reuters reports some local residents who live near the site of the company’s planned German factory are protesting over concerns it will impact their water supply...