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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...

Tesla Ludicrous Mode retrofit option now available, but only for the US

Ludicrous Mode is now available as a retrofit option on Tesla Model S sedans and Model X P90D wagons, but only in the US. The retrofit was quietly added to the company's website overnight, and is priced at US$10,000 ($13,000) before taxes and labour costs. Two key changes occur as part of the upgrade...

Tesla Supercharger now open in Port Macquarie

Tesla has today opened another Supercharger site in its growing national network, with the latest station opening in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Following the opening of the Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga Supercharger stations between Melbourne and Sydney, Tesla is now looking to go further north to provide a free network for Model S owners between Sydney and Brisbane...

Tesla Model 3: Australian buyers to get first bite at cherry

Thanks to the wonder of timezones, Australian hopefuls will be the first in the world to book a $1500 reservation for the coming Tesla Model 3 all-electric sedan. Reservations for the smaller and more affordable sibling to the popular Model S will open worldwide on March 31, starting with the brand’s global retail centres...

Tesla Model 3 teased ahead of April 1 launch

The new Tesla Model 3 has been teased ahead of its debut on March 31 (April 1, Australian time) at an event in Los Angeles. According to Automotive News, the Model 3 shown in LA will be a working prototype. This teaser image was posted to the company's Facebook and Twitter profiles, and places a silhouetted Model 3 alongside its future showroom companions, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV...

Tesla Model S to go racing in Electric GT World Series, if approved

The single-seater Formula E electric racing series could soon be joined by a championship based on real-world production cars, with news that the Electric GT World Series is in the works. The series’ organisers Electric GT Holdings say it will eventually be open to a wide range of track-tweaked EVs, but, for now, it has specified the popular Tesla Model S as the racer of choice...

Tesla Model S P100D discovered by white-hat hacker

A white-hat hacker in the USA has discovered what appears to be code and an image referencing the Tesla Model S P100D in the vehicle's latest firmware update. Jason Hughes, a white-hat hacker (the term is often used to refer to hackers who hack for good, instead of bad) discovered the code in version 7.1 of Tesla's firmware...

Tesla Summon remote parking now available for Australia: BMW, Mercedes-Benz next?

Tesla’s new Summon feature, revealed in January for overseas markets, is now making its way to Australian models through an ‘over the air’ software update. Initially kept from Australian owners while the company worked through the necessary regulatory requirements, an announcement this weekend has confirmed that local models are now receiving Summon via the latest version 7...

Tesla Model 3 will undercut Chevrolet Bolt in US - report

The upcoming Tesla Model 3 will undercut the new Chevrolet Bolt in its home market, with the electric car maker this week reaffirming its commitment to a starting price of US$35,000 ($49,300). After the higher than expected pricing for the Model X, which was unveiled last year, some analysts and commentators had speculated that the company would walk back from its earlier statements on the Model 3's opening point...

Tesla Model S drops 85kWh battery from range

The Tesla Model S range has been simplified somewhat, with the electric car company removing a few of the car's drivetrain options. From today the 85kWh battery option has been dropped from the Tesla Model S lineup. Additionally, the 90kWh battery pack can now only be specified in dual-motor all-wheel drive format...

Tesla Model 3 will be revealed in March... but not detailed

Electric vehicle fans will have to be patient for a proper understanding of the upcoming Tesla Model 3, following a reminder this week from CEO Elon Musk that its unveiling will be a drawn-out affair. Speaking at an event at Tesla’s base in Chambourcy, France, Musk confirmed Tesla would take a drip-feed approach to the unveiling, beginning in March - much akin to the Model X SUV’s introduction...