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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...

Tesla Model X to be fastest SUV in the world

Tesla Motors boss, Elon Musk, says he expects the Model X SUV to not only offer the fast-accelerating ‘Ludicorous mode’, but be similar in performance to the just updated Model S. The 2016 Tesla Model S, can now accelerate from 0-100km/h in under three seconds (0-60mph in 2.8 seconds), giving it bragging rights over the likes of the Ferrari 488 an the Lamborghini Huracan...

2016 Tesla Model S upgrades: 0-100km/h under 3 seconds, upgraded battery pack, new entry price

Update: Local starting price for the Tesla Model S drops to $100,100 (plus LCT and local state taxes - for around $110,000 mark) - battery pack upgrade priced at $4100. Tesla has updated its Model S range with the introduction of a new battery pack, more straight-line performance and a more affordable entry model...

Tesla Motors electric cars clock up one billion miles

US electric car brand Tesla Motors has said "thanks a billion" to its Model S owners, having just clocked up one billion miles - or 1,609,344,000 kilometres - purely using electricity. According to the Californian brand, the total worldwide fleet of Tesla Model S cars ticked over the milestone this month...

Tesla Model 3 will enter "full production" in 2018

It has been confirmed that the mainstream Tesla Model 3 will now enter "full production" in 2018. Earlier this month, at the US Energy Information Administration's 2015 Energy Conference in Washington, DC, Jeffrey Brian Straubel, chief technical officer at Tesla, revealed that the Model 3 will feature both sedan and crossover body styles...

Tesla Model 3 will feature both sedan and crossover bodies

It's been revealed that the the mainstream Tesla Model 3 will include not only a sedan model, but also a crossover variant. According to The Wall Street Journal, Jeffrey Brian Straubel, chief technical officer at Tesla, made this revelation earlier this week at a conference being held in Washington, DC...

Tesla adds Destination Charging locations in Australia

Tesla Motors has announced an Australian roll-out of its Destination Charging Program which has seen the electric car brand add a number of fast charge points around the country...

Tesla Model S claims top prize at 2015 Good Design Awards

The all-electric Tesla Model S has made a clean sweep at the 2015 Good Design Awards in Sydney overnight, taking out the Good Design Award of the Year, as well as Best Overall Product Design in the Automotive and Transport category. Tesla’s success was all the more significant given the level of competition in the category, which included innovative designs like the BMW i3 and Alfa Romeo 4C...

Tesla Model S prices rise due to Australian currency struggles

Prices for the Tesla Model S have risen for the second time this year - and the US-based company claims it all comes down to the weak Australian dollar. According to the Australian arm of Tesla, the new higher pricing for the Model S has been driven by a "change in the exchange rates between Australian Dollar and US Dollar", and there have been increases across the four models currently available...