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Around the tracks: An expensive accidental Tesla order and a Porsche retrospective

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Sales of Tesla models surpass expectations by 22 per cent

Tesla has far exceeded analysts' expectations in the second quarter of 2020, with the electric car company recording global sales of 90,650. Analysts had predicted the company would sell 74,130 over the period. Tesla's surprise announcement was 22 per cent above analysts' predictions, leading to yet another surge in its stock...

2020 Tesla Model X prices rise by almost $6000

The price of the Tesla Model X in Australia has risen by almost $6000 in just two months, with the electric SUV range now starting from $157,418 plus on-road costs and options – almost $15,000 more than it cost a year ago...

Tesla overtakes Toyota as world's most valuable car maker

Tesla stock surged overnight in US trading, surpassing Toyota as the most valuable car maker in the world. Shares of the American electric vehicle manufacturer climbed by five per cent in early trading to a record US$1133, giving the company a market value of US$209.5 billion. Toyota is valued at US$202 billion...

NSW Government considers electric-car usage tax

NSW could become the first jurisdiction in the world to tax electric cars based on distance travelled – and automatically track vehicle odometers – in an attempt to make sure they pay their fair share on the road. The radical proposal to tax electric vehicles (EVs) per kilometre travelled would also eventually include petrol and diesel cars – and potentially bring an end to annual registration fees...

Elon Musk sends intriguing email to Tesla staff about 'breaking even'

Tesla could 'break-even' in its second-quarter results for 2020 despite the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a leaked email in which CEO Elon Musk appears to be rallying employees of the electric car manufacturer...

Around the tracks: Tesla's Burger King confusion and a Ferrari 250 GTO in London

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Tesla places last in US quality study

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has placed last in a US-based study that surveys problems reported by buyers of new-cars within the first 90 days of ownership. Conducted by J.D Power, the Initial Quality Study (IQS) uses a metric of ‘problems per 100 vehicles’ (PP100), ranking overall brand quality with a numeric score – the lower, the better...

Australians can reserve a Tesla Roadster for $66,000 – but delivery timing remains a mystery

Australian buyers can reserve Tesla's upcoming Roadster for the eye-watering sum of $66,000 – and that's just to secure a place in the queue. The special-edition launch models command a whopping $326,000 plus on-road costs – despite local pricing, specifications and delivery timing remaining unknown...

Tesla Model Y seven-seater coming this year, Elon Musk confirms

The seven-seat version of Tesla's new compact SUV, the Model Y, will commence delivery in the United States later this year, the company's CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter. The Tesla Model Y, which is not yet available in Australia, made its global debut in March 2019 – with US deliveries of the five-seat models starting six months ahead of schedule in March 2020...

Tesla Roadster versus Porsche Taycan in cyberspace

The Porsche Taycan has only just arrived in Australia and the second-generation Tesla Roadster is yet to even commence production, but a new rendering has allowed us to see what the two all-electric sports cars look like side-by-side. The image, created by designer Alborz Heydaryan and originally published by Motor1, shows how the direct competitors shape up according to their official dimensions – with the Taycan the far larger of the pair...