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2019 Tesla Roadster : two performance grades mooted

Tesla Motors has announced that it will reintroduce the Tesla Roadster for production in 2019, making it the fastest Tesla model on sale. The previous generation Roadster was available in two grades, Roadster and Roadster Sport, with the Roadster Sport model sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds...

Tesla Motors keen to continue investment in Australian market : Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga Superchargers are go

Tesla Motors will continue its infrastructure investment in Australia, with the brand announcing that Gundagai and Wodonga will join Goulburn as locations for the company's Supercharger network, which is expected to go live from the end of 2015. This important route will allow Tesla drivers to tackle the journey from Melbourne to Sydney, Melbourne to Canberra, Sydney to Canberra or vice versa with the requirement to stop only twice along the way...

2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline

Tesla Motors has taken the wraps off its Australian dual-motor Model S range, expanding the line-up from two rear-wheel-drive options to five models, including two rear- and three all-wheel-drive variants. The entry-level all-wheel-drive Tesla is the Model S 70D, which is priced from $113,300 (before on-road costs) and features a dual-motor 245kW configuration that claims a 442km range, 5...

Tesla showcases ‘solid metal snake’ robotic charger

Insert Terminator and The Matrix jokes; here is Tesla’s mad new ‘solid metal snake’ automated charger for the Model S electric vehicle, in action. Tesla founder Elon Musk first hinted at the creepy articulated charging arm in January, when he tweeted about a device that “automatically moves out from the wall & connects like a solid metal snake...

Tesla Model S stopped by hackers, firmware fix rolled out

Two researchers have hacked into a Tesla Model S and were able to bring it complete stop remotely. According to Wired, security analysts, Kevin Mahaffey and Marc Rogers, discovered this flaw and several others after two years of research into the Model S' architecture. In order to stop the car completely, the pair plugged a laptop into a network access port located behind the Model S' dashboard...

Tesla Australia launches referral program, free Model X SUV up for grabs

The Australian arm of Tesla Motors has confirmed today that it will participate in the company’s new Referral Program for existing owners and new customers. Announced by founder Elon Musk overnight, the experimental program kicks off early next week and will run until October 31...

Tesla has encouraged "more than one" Australian not to buy a Model S

Tesla has encouraged “more than one” prospective Model S customer not to buy the electric luxury sports sedan in Australia. Tesla Australia marketing and communications manager Heath Walker made the surprising revelation late last week, though rather than admitting any limitations of the car itself, said the rare cases related to the suitability of the car to the customer’s lifestyle...

Tesla Model X to bring more female buyers to the brand, says company

The Tesla Model X will bring more female buyers to the brand’s currently male-dominated customer base, the company’s local marketing and communications manager believes. Tesla Australia’s Heath Walker admits men have been responsible for the majority of local Model S sales so far, but can see the tide turning, particularly once the Model X SUV joins the range around July/August 2016...

The Tesla Model S customer experience

As part of Tesla’s global ‘The Next Billion’ event, the electric vehicle manufacturer is inviting new car shoppers to its Melbourne and Sydney stores this weekend to experience the Model S and learn how it could fit into their lifestyles. The Next Billion recognises the billion miles (1...

Tesla Model S gains ‘20 engineering changes’ per week

Tesla motors boss, Elon Musk, says weight reduction and other advancements are a constant work-in-progress for the Model S sedan, as the company works to continue unlocking improvements well into the car's life-cycle. The current Model S, which has been around since 2012, has seen consistent change - yet the weight of the car remains a sore point, focused largely on the hefty battery pack that powers the world’s best-selling electric car...

Tesla Roadster successor confirmed for 2019

A new-generation Tesla Roadster will launch before the end of the decade with acceleration to rival the world’s quickest performance cars. Buried in a press release about the upgraded 2016 Tesla Model S and its new ‘Ludicrous’ drive mode is confirmation of the forthcoming convertible sports car, which the California-based electric car company promises will be even more hardcore than its sub-3...