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Saleen Foursixteen keeps Tesla Model S P85's 310kW motor

Saleen, a company with a heritage of tuning American muscle cars, has decided to try its hand with another American-made performance vehicle by turning the Tesla Model S into the Saleen Foursixteen. The Saleen Foursixteen is based on the most powerful factory Tesla Model S, the P85...

Tesla Model S gains unlimited kilometre drivetrain warranty

The luxury electric car maker has announced that the Tesla Model S sedan's drivetrain will now feature a warranty in line with that already in place for the car's battery pack. This means that the 85kWh version of all-electric sedan now has an eight-year unlimited kilometre warranty for both its lithium-ion battery pack, as well as its electric drivetrain...

Tesla Roadster to offer more than 640 kilometres of range - report

An updated version of the Tesla Roadster will see the introduction of a new battery pack that will see its range be extended to 400 miles (643 kilometres). The existing, pure electric Tesla Roadster had an EV range of 245 miles (394km) when it launched in 2008, which is still better than many of its contemporaries...

Tesla Model S : Public test drives start in Melbourne tomorrow, Sydney on Monday

The Tesla Model S will be available for public test drives in Australia from tomorrow. Tesla Motors will give prospective owners (and presumably plenty of interested tyre-kickers) the opportunity to drive the pure electric Model S sedan in Melbourne from Friday August 15 and in Sydney from Monday August 18...

Tesla Supercharger network expands in UK

Free fuel for life is the promise of the Tesla Supercharger network, and the brand is now offering that promise of unlimited no-cost recharges to customers in the UK. Tesla Model S owners can already travel the breadth of the US completely free thanks to the fast-charging system that allows a refill of the car's battery bank to 50 per cent in a claimed 20 minutes...

Tesla, Panasonic join forces to make battery Gigafactory a reality - report

Panasonic and Tesla have signed a partnership agreement to jointly build a massive new factory for lithium-ion batteries, dubbed the Gigafactory, in the US. Japanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting that the two have agreed in principle to an arrangement where Tesla will be responsible for the land and buildings, while Panasonic will provide the machinery required to produce lithium-ion battery cells en masse...

Tesla Model S: Chinese hackers unlock moving car to win competition

A team of computer hackers from China’s Zhejiang University has successfully broken into the software of a Tesla Model S to win a competition at the SyScan360 security conference. The South China Morning Post reports the hackers exposed a “flow design flaw” that allowed them to remotely unlock a moving Model S, sound its horn, flash its headlights and open its sunroof...

Tesla Model 3 name announced for 2016 rival to BMW 3 Series

The Tesla Model 3 is the name of the mid-sized luxury sedan designed to electrify a segment led by the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The new luxury sedan, which also has the likes of Jaguar’s forthcoming XE and the Audi A4 in its sights, is the model Tesla expects to propel it beyond a market niche and into something resembling the mainstream...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk donates $1 million to Nikola Tesla museum

On June 10, Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, it was announced that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk had pledged US$1 million to the Nikola Tesla museum that's being built in Long Island, New York. The Tesla Science Center will be housed at the inventor's former research facility, Wardenclyffe, about 85 kilometres from the centre of New York City...

Tesla Model S hacking competition will have $10,000 prize

Next week a computer security conference will host a competition to hack a Tesla Model S sedan with a prize of US$10,000 on offer. According to Forbes, the conference organisers, SyScan (Symposium on Security for Asia Network), will have a Tesla Model S on site for participants to electronically intrude upon...

Tesla's 3 Series competitor will have steel body

The more affordable, smaller sedan that Tesla is planning to bring to market will not use the Model S's aluminium platform. Tesla is planning to launch a smaller all-electric sedan to take on the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS...