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2016 Tesla Model S facelift revealed

A subtle facelift for the Tesla Model S was quietly unveiled overnight, via the electric car maker's website. The most noticeable changes to the revised Tesla Model S have been introduced to the car's front end. Gone is the fake black grille, replaced by a slim piano black and chrome garnish that resembles the piece fitted to the front of the Model X crossover...

Mercedes-Benz boss says Elon Musk is a 'Mastermind'

"Elon Musk, and Tesla, in fact, is a mastermind, as far as publicity is concerned," says Mercedes-Benz global boss, Dr. Dieter Zetsche in a frank discussion with journalists from Australia at the launch of the new SLC range in Southern France. "Tesla has promised a lot, but has also delivered most of it. It remains to be seen how that will continue...

2016 Tesla Model S facelift to feature new seats, styling revisions - report

The Tesla Model S electric sedan will reportedly receive an update that includes lightly refreshed styling and upgrades for the interior. Unnamed sources within the electric car maker have told CNET that a facelift for the Model S is in the pipeline. The company is reportedly in the process of clearing out soon-to-be-replaced parts, and the revised Model S could debut as early as this week...

Tesla offered old French nuclear power station as future factory site

If we ever needed more of an indication that Tesla Founder and CEO, Elon Musk, is a Bond Villain in-the-making, here it is. The French government has suggested the company take up the site of a nuclear power station that will be shut down at the end of the year...

Tesla Model X production hampered by ‘hubris', admits company

Production of the Tesla Model X has been hampered by what the company claims is “hubris” and cramming “far too much new technology” into a new vehicle. Despite the hype and apparent enthusiasm of Tesla loyalists, there aren’t many Model X crossovers on the road today. In the last four months of 2015 just 208 Model X crossovers were delivered to customers...

Tesla Model 3: design tweaks coming, pre-orders blow out to 276,000

Not the biggest fan of the new Tesla Model 3’s polarising front-end look? Company founder Elon Musk has heard at least one fan’s plea for a rethink, confirming through a Twitter chat this morning that changes are on the cards. Unveiled at a special event in California on Friday, Australian time, the Model 3 introduces a new direction for Tesla styling with its bold duckbill look...

Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous Mode v Qantas Boeing 737: Drag Race

To prove just how quick the Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous Mode is in a straight line, Tesla Motors Australia joined forces with Qantas — Australia's national carrier — to drag race its quickest electric vehicle against the workhorse of the Qantas fleet, the Boeing 737...

Tesla Model 3 orders pass 115,000

Tesla Motors has taken a staggering 115,000 (fully refundable) pre-orders for its brand new Model 3 mid-sized car inside the past 30 hours. Each order cost $US1000, or $1500 Australian. This has pumped $115 million-plus into Tesla’s coffers. Californian electric car company Tesla, headed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, revealed its fourth model today...

Tesla Model 3 unveiled, Australian debut due 2018

The vehicle that has all but been christened as the new People’s Car by the brand’s fans has been unveiled in California today: the Tesla Model 3. Positioned as a new mid-sized and more affordable companion to the large Model S sedan and the Model X SUV, the Model 3 represents Tesla’s biggest push yet to bring its all-electric vision to more buyers...

Tesla creates DIY supercar - UPDATE

  UPDATE: Hope you all enjoyed our April Fools' Day gag for today - happy April 1st. Fancy having your own electric vehicle with supercar performance? Tesla Motors announced today that it will sell its innovative, modular electric car platform — known colloquially as the ‘skateboard’ — to the public, and will even install it beneath any vehicle body provided...

Tesla Model 3 reservations open in Australia: We interview the first buyers in the world

The latest must-have item to line up for isn’t a pair of limited-edition sneakers or the new iPhone. It’s the upcoming Tesla Model 3, the mid-sized and more affordable sibling to the popular Model S sedan that launched in Australia in 2014. Tesla founder Elon Musk will unveil the Model 3 at a special event in the US tomorrow, but hopeful buyers have the opportunity to place a $1500 reservation on a car from today...