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New Tesla owners will have to pay for Supercharger network access

Tesla will begin charging drivers for access to its Supercharger fast charging network from next year, although this change will only affect cars ordered from January 1, 2017 onwards. The electric car company says that today's announcement about the Supercharger network will not affect Tesla vehicles ordered before the beginning of 2017, so long as delivery is taken before April 1, 2017...

Tesla drops P90D models, panoramic glass roof added to Model S options

Tesla has shuffled its offerings once again, swapping out one variant in the Model S and Model X lines, while adding new equipment options for the Model S. Gone is the P90D, leaving only the more powerful P100D option - capable of ‘Ludicrous’ acceleration from 0-100km/h in just 2.7 seconds - at the top of both lines...

Tesla Solar Roof mimics traditional tiles, Powerwall 2 boosts capacity

Tesla has revealed its new solutions for sustainable energy over the weekend, starring a boosted second generation of its Powerwall battery pack and a new solar roof system that mimics the look of roof tiles. The company detailed three different products that it says can help address climate change, and allow owners to generate and store electricity, while also powering their homes and electric cars...

Did Elon Musk just call me a killer?

Tesla chief Elon Musk is often referred to, somewhat romantically and surely a little tongue-in-cheek, as the real world's Tony Stark - better known as the Marvel Comics superhero, Iron Man. Musk may not fly around in a repulsor-packed power suit, but he does make his millions and his name on blue-sky thinking. He does push himself and his people to explore and exploit new ideas...

All new Tesla cars will make full self-driving leap in 2017, if regulations allow

Tesla chief Elon Musk says that by the end of 2017, all new models will have the capability - if not the legal freedom - to travel the breadth of the continental United States without human input. Musk's ambitious comments come as part of an announcement today that all Tesla vehicles now rolling out of the company's factory in Fremont, California, are equipped with sensors and processing capabilities far superior to those feature in existing Teslas...

Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware

All Tesla electric vehicles being produced from now will come with the company’s new-generation full self-driving hardware, dubbed simply "Hardware 2", hastening the commercial rollout of autonomous cars. But, as we’ll reveal further down the story, there’s a small snag for prospective buyers to consider...

Tesla Autopilot declared 'traffic hazard' by German government investigation - report

An investigation by the German government into the Tesla Autopilot system has reportedly concluded that the assisted driving setup is a 'considerable traffic hazard'. According to Heise Online, Der Spiegel has seen a copy of a report compiled by Germany's Federal Transport Ministry, which notes several dangerous characteristics of the system...

Tesla sets up shop in Chadstone, Melbourne: New showroom marks second retail-only launch

Tesla has closed down its long-standing display at Melbourne's mecca of shopping, Chadstone, but it's not gone for good. As of today, Tesla now has a permanent store in the new $660 million extension to the Chadstone centre, marking just the second retail-only space the American electric vehicle brand has opened in Australia...

Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000

The entry-level Tesla Model X 60D has been dropped only months after the all-electric SUV went on sale locally, significantly raising the entry price. When the Australian-market configurator went live at the end of August, the Model X 60D was priced at $111,900 plus on-road costs...

Toyota tops brand value list again, Tesla breaks in

For the 13th year running, Toyota has been named the most valuable brand on the world automotive scene. Hanging onto 1st place in the 17th annual Interbrand survey of global brand value, Toyota ranked 5th overall, again behind Apple (1), Google (2), Coca-Cola (3) and Microsoft (4). The Japanese car maker's 2016 result is one better than last year, however, with IBM dropping from fifth to sixth behind Toyota...

Victoria throws support behind autonomous vehicle testing: Bosch, TAC, VicRoads partner up on 'Towards Zero' goal

Competition for the status of leader in autonomous driving technology between Australia's state governments is heating up, with Victoria this week declaring it is "leading the way" on advanced driverless systems. The announcement, part of a $1...