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Tesla website, Twitter account and email accounts hacked

One of the world's leading technology-focused car brands, Tesla Motors, has been a victim of a hacking incident. The US electric car brand - which launched in Australia in 2014 - has launched an investigation into the hacking event, which reportedly saw someone posing as a Tesla employee gain access to the brand's phone accounts and forward calls to an unrelated number...

Norway may scale back its incentives for electric cars after 50,000th EV sold

A report indicates that Norway is considering ending or reducing some of its incentives for electric cars because the scheme has been almost too popular. According to Automotive News Europe, the finance ministry is currently conducting a review of its automotive and fuel taxes, which will be complete before the federal budget is announced in May...

Tesla almost became part of Google in 2013 claims new book

A soon-to-be-published book claims that during the first quarter of 2013 Tesla was "on the verge bankruptcy". As the company struggled to convert interest and pre-orders for its new Model S sedan into solid sales, its CEO, Elon Musk, negotiated a deal that would see the car maker become part of Google...

Tesla Motors confirms Supercharger in Goulburn, allowing electric travel between Sydney and Canberra

Tesla Motors Australia has announced it will build a Supercharger Station in Goulburn, between Sydney and Canberra, which it says will allow "free long-distance travel" between Australia's most populated city and the country's capital...

Tesla Model S 70D: New entry-level model detailed

Tesla has announced the introduction of a new entry-level variant for its luxury sedan range, the Tesla Model S 70D. The news might not be quite on the scale of Tesla's non-automotive announcement, which is scheduled for May 1, but the new Model S 70D may well turn out to be the more important piece of info...

Tesla sales top 10,000 in Q1; Elon Musk says Australian sales "surprisingly good"

Tesla shares have surged off the back off record sales in the first quarter of 2015, in which the high-profile electric vehicle company cracked 10,000 sales for a quarter for the first time in its history. Tesla shares traded as high as US$207.75 ($273.75) yesterday following Friday’s announcement that the company delivered 10,030 Model S EVs between January and March...

Tesla to unveil new non-automotive product on May 1

Tesla will unveil a new product, which isn't a automobile, on May 1. Many have speculated that it could be a battery pack that could power a home. Overnight on Twitter, Musk announced: "Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30". That's 1pm on Friday, May 1, Australian Eastern Standard Time...

Hyperloop Technolgies Inc gears up in LA’s Arts District

The company behind the conceptual high-speed transportation system known as Hyperloop is setting up shop in LA’s Arts District after agreeing to lease up to 38,000 square-feet of industrial space in the area. The hyperloop system works by pushing specifically designed capsules or pods through a steel tube maintained at a partial vacuum...

Telsa Model X filmed almost camouflage free in Silicon Valley

The upcoming Tesla Model X has been filmed out on a highway in Palo Alto, California, and the video gives us our best look yet at the upcoming crossover. Footage posted by YouTube user nbkagzw13 (above) shows a prototype version of the Model X, wearing minimal camouflage, while on a public road in Silicon Valley...

Tesla Model S update 7 to enable auto steering mode on highways

Due later this year, software update 7.0 will allow the Tesla Model S electric sedan to steer itself on the highway. In a press call yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk detailed software update 6.2, which will be delivered over-the-air to the Model S in the coming weeks...

Tesla free to open direct-sale stores in New Jersey following government backflip

Fast-moving electric car company Tesla Motors has scored a major win in New Jersey, US, with Governor Chris Christie signing a bill that permits the Palo Alto-based carmaker to open up to four stores in the Garden State. The backflip comes almost a year after New Jersey passed regulation that effectively banned Tesla from selling its fully electric cars direct to customers rather than through traditional third-party dealerships...