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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...

Tesla Model S update 6.2 adds Range Assurance, blind spot monitoring, automated braking

Overnight Tesla Motors announced an over-the-air software update for its Tesla Model S, which adds a slew of new features to the all-electric sedan. With its new Trip Planner and Range Assurance functions, Tesla is hoping to "end range anxiety" for both current and potential Model S owners...

Tesla CEO foresees a world where autonomous cars are common, human driving may be illegal

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, told an audience at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference that, in the future, humans may be banned from driving cars for safety reasons. Musk spoke on stage at the South by Southwest conference with Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of graphics chip maker Nvidia...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises to "end range anxiety" with Model S software update

Tesla CEO Elon Musk boldly claims he is “about to end range anxiety” with the announcement of an over-the-air software update for the Model S range planned for early Friday morning Australian time. Musk tweeted that the “entire Model S fleet” would benefit from the update, which seems likely to boost the battery range of the pioneering pure-electric luxury sports sedan...

2016 Tesla Model X to cost about the same as a BMW X5 in Australia

The Tesla Model X is on track to arrive in Australia during 2016 priced broadly in line with the BMW X5, and close to the existing 5 Series-rivalling Model S sedan. Tesla’s eagerly awaited second model line is to begin production in the US around September this year, and marks the next big step in Tesla’s bold growth plans, which encompass volume increases of more than 50 per cent for several consecutive years...

Tesla Motors announces guaranteed resale program

Tesla Motors Australia has announced a new program known as Tesla Resale Value Guarantee, which is said to "assure Australian customers that the future resale value of Model S will be among the highest of any premium sedan made in volume". The program will see Tesla Motors' local arm offer to buy back the car after three years of ownership...

Tesla Model S receives first software update in Australia

Australian owners of the Tesla Model S are likely to have their cars updated while they sleep this week, with the first "over the air" software upgrade rolling out to the electric sedan now. Telsa rolls out its upgrades wirelessly, with the car downloading software patches - in this case, v6...

Tesla Model X spied on video during testing in San Francisco

A vigilant skateboarder has captured the first footage of the Tesla Model X undergoing evaluation prior to its release later this year. YouTube user Juan del Real was at a skate park in Alameda, an island on the opposite side of the bay to San Francisco proper...

Tesla Model S : Software update to make P85D even quicker; Turnbull tours factory

An over-the-air software update is about to make the Tesla Model S even quicker off the mark than it already is. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted just a few hours ago that the 0-60mph (0-96.6km/h) acceleration of the flagship Model S P85D will “improve by ~0.1 second” thanks to an update to the inverter algorithm that is coming “soon”...

Sleep in a Tesla for just $100 per night

From the USA, the great land of opportunity where no idea seems too stupid to try, comes the self-proclaimed "World's Fastest Hotel" - a mattress in the back of a Tesla Model S. Australians are no strangers to a mattress in the back of a car, or panel van for that matter, but renting the space out on crowd-sourced accommodation portal AirBnB is a new one...

Tesla Model 3 luxury sedan to undercut Chevrolet Bolt - report

Telsa’s upcoming C-Class rival, the Tesla Model 3, could cost as little as US$27,500 ($33,800) after federal tax incentives in its domestic market when it launches in 2017. Tesla CEO Elon Musk clarified earlier comments this week, revealing that the company’s planned mid-sized luxury model would cost US$35,000 ($43,000) before the US Federal Government’s rebate of up to US$7500 ($9200) on electric vehicles...