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Elon Musk hints at Tesla's "Top Secret Masterplan, Part 2"

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has used Twitter to hint at a big announcement for the Silicon Valley brand, saying he hopes to publish part two of his “Top Secret Tesla Masterplan” this week. The tweet, which reads “Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this week”, comes amid a dark cloud that has hovered over the brand over the last few weeks...

Tesla unsure if Autopilot involved in second crash

UPDATE, JULY 22: And now, a good-news story on Tesla's Autopilot. Elon Musk has tweeted a letter from a Model S owner that describes his belief that Autopilot saved the life of a pedestrian he nearly hit.  US authorities are investigating the crash of a Tesla Model X in Pennsylvania, with the driver claiming that the semi-autonomous Autopilot system was active at the time...

Tesla's new Sydney store has your first local close-up of the Model X SUV

Deliveries of the Tesla Model X are due to begin by the end of the year, and a little bit of what's in store for buyers is now on show at Tesla's new flagship location in Sydney. The all-electric luxury SUV will be available with a white interior trim, as well as 20-inch silver wheels or 22-inch black wheels. (Hit the Photos tab above for more images...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more

Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...

Tesla Model S driver killed while using Autopilot, reportedly watching movie - UPDATED

An American man has been killed while his Tesla Model S was driving itself in the semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. According to Reuters, the incident took place on May 7 near Williston, Florida, and is currently being investigated by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 7: F-Type SVR and Audi S4, Toyota tops brand charts, and more

Welcome to episode 6 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by Mike Costello to explore the news and reviews of the past week. As usual, there's also a fair bit of foolin' around...

Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent

Mercedes-Benz says that it expects to achieve a 14 per-cent increase in electric vehicle battery capacity each year, almost three times that of Tesla estimations. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz technology day in Stuttgart last week, the head of the company’s electric-drive system integration, Jurgen Schenk, confirmed his company’s plans for battery improvement technology, which should see a nearly doubling of both battery energy density and consequent electric vehicle (EV) range every five years...

Tesla: reports of restrictive repair agreements "preposterous", US govt not investigating

Reports this week that the US' National Highway Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) is leaning towards an investigation into restrictive non-disclosure agreements forced onto Tesla Model S owners have been quashed by the car maker today. Earlier this week, automotive news website Daily Kanban detailed stories from a number of Tesla owners who experienced suspension problems with their Model S sedans...

2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced

Tesla Motors has announced a new model for its electric Model S lineup, with the Model S 60 carving a sharp $100,800 (plus on-road costs) entry level price in the range. Powered by the same electric motor fitted to the Model S 70, the Model S 60 has a software-limited 75kWh battery pack that offers a new reduced range of 400km...

Toyota retains brand value crown, Tesla enters top 10, Volkswagen drops out

Toyota is still on top, BMW is still second and Mercedes-Benz is still third in the latest top-10 list for brand value in the global automotive market as calculated annually by research group Millward Brown. Each year, the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study lists values for the world’s biggest companies...

Tesla Model 3 owners will have to pay to use Superchargers

Buyers who are in line to receive the new Tesla Model 3 will have to pay to use the company's Supercharger charging network. During a conference call with shareholders earlier this week, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, was asked how the company would cope with a wave of new vehicles at its Supercharger stations once deliveries of the Model 3 begin...