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Tesla Model S convertible unveiled by Ares Design

Luxury Italian coachbuilder Ares Design has unveiled a one-off Tesla Model S two-door convertible, with more examples expected roll out of the studio if demand is high. According to the Modena-based atelier, the custom electric vehicle was commissioned privately several years ago for an undisclosed sum...

2021 Tesla Model 3 sold in Australia will be made in China

UPDATE: It now appears all variants of the 2021 Tesla Model 3 – including the Performance – will soon be sourced from Tesla's plant in Shanghai, China. According to data tracking service VedaPrime, deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 Performance have now been delayed until mid-2021, suggesting the Chinese factory may be in the process of being retooled to accommodate the variant...

Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles – report

Tesla has recalled 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in the United States, citing the potential for “failures resulting in loss of [the] rear-view camera and other safety related vehicle functions.” According to a letter sent by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected models were built between 2012 and 2018...

Tesla filing may reveal new Autopilot radar system – report

UPDATE: A similar Tesla filing from July 2020 suggests the US-based electric vehicle manufacturer is looking to employ radar technology inside its cabins to "reduce the risk of pediatric vehicular heatstroke, protect vehicle occupants from injury through advanced airbag deployment and seatbelt reminders, and enhance theft prevention systems...

Exclusive: Tesla sales in Australia revealed, up 16 per cent in 2020

EXCLUSIVE The true number of new electric vehicles sold in Australia in 2020 can finally be revealed after national registration data for Tesla is added to figures supplied by the rest of the automotive industry. Last week, official figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) revealed just 1769 electric cars were reported as sold last year, representing 0...

2021 Tesla Model Y Standard Range joins US range, seven-seat option introduced

The 2021 Tesla Model Y Standard Range has gone on sale in the US, alongside a long-awaited seven-seat option for the brand's mid-size SUV. Added to Tesla's US online configurator over the weekend, the rear-wheel-drive Model Y Standard Range is priced from US$41,990 (AU$54,500) – some US$8000 less than the previous cheapest Model Y on offer, the US$49,990 (AU$65,000) all-wheel-drive Long Range...

Tesla's $32,000 model to arrive as soon as 2022 – report

The promised US$25,000 (AU$32,000) Tesla could enter production as early as 2022, according to overseas media. Chinese media reports Tesla's Gigafactory 3 plant in Shanghai, China will be home to production of a third model – alongside the Model 3 sedan and Model Y mid-size SUV – as soon as 2022, citing an ecological report for the factory submitted to government officials...

Tesla Model 3 electric car tops UK sales charts in December 2020

The Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle has seemingly done the unthinkable and topped the UK new-car sales charts in December 2020 – outselling the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Fiesta for the month. It is the second time the Tesla Model 3 has led the UK new-car sales race in a given month...

Around the tracks: A Tesla owner's questionable car horn goes viral

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 stock overtakes Facebook, Elon Musk becomes world's richest person – report

Tesla stock has overtaken Facebook to hit record highs in the US, making founder and CEO Elon Musk the world's richest person. Tesla shares saw gains of nearly 8 per cent on Thursday, overtaking Facebook to take the fifth spot on the S&P 500 by market capitalisation...

Tesla sells record 500,000 cars globally in 2020

Electric car specialist Tesla has fallen just shy of 500,000 sales globally for 2020, however the tally of 499,550 deliveries and a production run of 509,737 are both records for the brand. Buoyed by the Tesla Model 3 sedan, its most affordable vehicle to date, Tesla posted its eighth year in a row of growth, more than doubling its output and sales in just two years (see table below)...