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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...

Blogger has Tesla Model X order cancelled by Elon Musk

Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has personally cancelled a "super rude" customer's order for a Tesla Model X after a scathing blog post. Stewart Alsop, a frequent blogger and commenter on Medium, wrote a post titled "Dear @ElonMusk: You should be ashamed of yourself" on September 30 criticising the company's launch event for the Model X...

Tesla Model S adds Summon mode for fully automated parking - UPDATE

The Tesla Model S can now actually drive itself with nobody on-board, with the US electric car receiving an over-the-air update to its Autopilot software. Software Version 7.1 for the Model S adds the new Summon mode, which sees the car adopt the ability to park itself with nobody in the driver's seat...

Tesla investigating Supercharger fire in Norway

Tesla and Norwegian authorities are currently investigating a fire that took place at a Supercharger station in the south of the country. According to NRK, Norway's equivalent of the ABC, the fire took place around 2am on New Year's Day at the company's Supercharging station in Brokelandsheia, a town around 210km south-west of Oslo...

Tesla cracks 50,000 deliveries in 2015

Tesla delivered a record-setting 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2015, taking its annual total to 50,580. Of the total Q4 sales, 17,192 were Model S’, which is a figure 48 per cent greater than the previous quarterly record. It’s also 75 per cent higher than the Q4 tally for 2014...

2016 Tesla New Cars

Details of the new and updated Tesla models launching in Australia in 2015.   Tesla Model X – Q4 The first SUV from the electric car brand will commence local deliveries in the latter part of 2016. The Tesla Model X has already been revealed internationally, and the start-up rightly claims this SUV will be the quickest car of its type on the planet, with the P90D model claiming a 0-100km/h time of as little as 3...

Elon Musk: full self-driving technology is two years away

Elon Musk may be busy celebrating the historic upright landing of his SpaceX venture’s Falcon rocket this week, but the billionaire entrepreneur has plenty of other futuristic visions on his mind. One of them is the autonomous driving technology he hopes to offer through his Tesla Motors marque...

Tesla Model S registrations pass 500 in Australia, eagle-eyed fans say

An eager collective of Tesla fans reckon the company has now passed the 500 sales mark in Australia, nearly a year since the electric vehicle brand made its official debut here. This may be the closest that onlookers will come to a clear picture of Tesla’s growth in Australia, with the company famous for withholding sales data for specific regions...

Tesla Model S recalled over seatbelt issue

The Tesla Model S is the subject of a "voluntary, proactive recall" relating to an issue with the car's seatbelt pretensioners. According to the US electric car brand, a Model S in Europe - that was not involved in an accident, and there were no injuries - was found to have a front seatbelt that was not "properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner"...

Tesla Supercharger now open in Gundagai

A new Tesla Supercharger station in Gundagai has now opened, giving owners another opportunity to stop and top up on their way from Sydney to Melbourne (or the reverse). A Facebook post by Tesla Motors stated: "The Gundagai Supercharger Station is open! The final piece to the connection between Sydney and Melbourne, allowing for free long distance travel for our owners...