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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...

Tesla Autopilot update coming to curb “crazy” behaviour

If you’ve spent any time on YouTube since electric car maker Tesla introduced its new semi-autonomous Autopilot feature to the Model S sedan last month, you might be able to guess where this is going. Offering a level of self-driving technology that allows for limited hands-free driving without - so the theory goes - risk of an accident, the debut of Autopilot has predictably led some to test its full capabilities, beyond Tesla’s prescribed usage...

Tesla Model S Sydney to Melbourne road trip

The Sydney to Melbourne drive has long been the measure of ability for cars in this country, and now it is possible to drive that route for free using electricity. All thanks to the Tesla Model S. You may recall that CarAdvice travelled from Seattle to Los Angeles purely on electricity with the Tesla Model S in 2014...

Tesla Supercharger network: Australian plans revealed

The Tesla Supercharger network in Australia is growing, and it’s happening fast. By the end of next year the Silicon Valley-based auto maker will have places to rapid-charge its electric cars between Melbourne in Victoria, all the way through New South Wales up to Brisbane in Queensland...

Tesla expands Supercharger network in Australia

The Tesla Supercharger network is growing in Australia, with the US electric car brand opening two new regional locations today. The new Supercharger stations in Goulburn in southern NSW and just over the border in Wodonga, Victoria, will theoretically make it possible for owners to drive from Sydney to Melbourne in one stint...

Tesla Model X falcon wing doors use ultrasonic sensors to operate in tight spaces

At the launch of the new Tesla Model X SUV, the company demonstrated the car's falcon wing doors and gave a few more details about how it operates. In the video above, from the car's official launch, the Model X is wedged tightly between an Audi Q7 and an American Honda Odyssey...

Tesla Model X revealed ahead of Australian debut: 7 seats, 3.2 seconds to 60mph

Visionary technology billionaire Elon Musk has at last pulled the wraps from the new 2016 Tesla Model X SUV at a special event in California today. Musk also used the big moment to mark the opening of sales in the US, with the first six buyers taking delivery at the event. An Australian debut is set to occur in the second half of 2016, likely around July or August...