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Tesla Model S : Software update to make P85D even quicker; Turnbull tours factory

An over-the-air software update is about to make the Tesla Model S even quicker off the mark than it already is. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted just a few hours ago that the 0-60mph (0-96.6km/h) acceleration of the flagship Model S P85D will “improve by ~0.1 second” thanks to an update to the inverter algorithm that is coming “soon”...

Sleep in a Tesla for just $100 per night

From the USA, the great land of opportunity where no idea seems too stupid to try, comes the self-proclaimed "World's Fastest Hotel" - a mattress in the back of a Tesla Model S. Australians are no strangers to a mattress in the back of a car, or panel van for that matter, but renting the space out on crowd-sourced accommodation portal AirBnB is a new one...

Tesla Model 3 luxury sedan to undercut Chevrolet Bolt - report

Telsa’s upcoming C-Class rival, the Tesla Model 3, could cost as little as US$27,500 ($33,800) after federal tax incentives in its domestic market when it launches in 2017. Tesla CEO Elon Musk clarified earlier comments this week, revealing that the company’s planned mid-sized luxury model would cost US$35,000 ($43,000) before the US Federal Government’s rebate of up to US$7500 ($9200) on electric vehicles...

Tesla Model S updated with new luxury interior option

Buyers of the Tesla Model S electric sedan who prefer to be driven places rather than sit behind the wheel will be pleased to learn of the new Executive Rear Seat option pack. Designed to offer a more luxury-focused feel than the regular three-seat bench fitted as standard in the Tesla Model S, the new twin-seat option pack replaces the middle pew with a fixed armrest with storage and cupholders...

Tesla Model X to boast V8-beating acceleration

The all-new Tesla Model X that is set to enter production in the third quarter of this year will be faster than a V8 Holden Commodore SS, the company claims. Details posted on Tesla's website confirm the new Model X will jump from 0-60 miles per hour (96.6km/h) in "under five seconds", which the US electric car company says means it will "outperform the fastest SUVs and many sports cars"...

Tesla's dealership-free model to change local landscape

Tesla’s recent introduction to the Australian market is set to begin a change of landscape for car dealers as the traditional dealer model of selling cars begins to break down. Much like its success in North America, Tesla’s Australian launch is powered by the company’s own set of stores, which act as experience centres rather than dealerships, allowing for a direct line of access to Tesla employees both for sales and aftersales...

2015 Tesla New Cars

Details of the new and updated Tesla models launching in Australia in 2015.   Tesla Model S P85D – third quarter The all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85D will begin shaming supercars in the third quarter of 2015 when it launches from $133,500 plus on-road costs...

Tesla Roadster 3.0 update improves range to at least 550km

American electric car company Tesla has announced major details for the 3.0 update for its Roadster, a model that went out of production at the beginning of 2012. As expected, a major component of the update is a new battery pack, which can now store 31 per cent more energy. The new cells fit into the same space as the car's original pack, but instead of delivering 53kWh, the new design delivers around 70kWh...

Tesla Roadster update coming next week

American electric car maker Tesla Motors is scheduled to announce upgrades for the now-discontinued Tesla Roadster next week. Responding to a tweet from Manfred Hillinger, Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, responded: "Roadster update details coming next week. Several crisis issues w higher priority pushed this out longer than expected...

Tesla to begin testing battery-swapping technology

Tesla has confirmed that it will begin real world testing of its battery-swapping technology next week at one facility in California. At the moment, access to the battery-swap technology is only being offered to a select number of Model S owners and battery swaps are available strictly by prior appointment...

Tesla Supercharger network to cover Melbourne to Brisbane route by 2016

Tesla plans to have a complete Supercharger network between Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane by the end of 2016. The company announced its plans for the fast-charger network at the official launch of the Model S this week, where the first nine pre-ordered vehicles were delivered to their new owners...