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Tesla Model S stopped by hackers, firmware fix rolled out

Two researchers have hacked into a Tesla Model S and were able to bring it complete stop remotely. According to Wired, security analysts, Kevin Mahaffey and Marc Rogers, discovered this flaw and several others after two years of research into the Model S' architecture. In order to stop the car completely, the pair plugged a laptop into a network access port located behind the Model S' dashboard...

Tesla Australia launches referral program, free Model X SUV up for grabs

The Australian arm of Tesla Motors has confirmed today that it will participate in the company’s new Referral Program for existing owners and new customers. Announced by founder Elon Musk overnight, the experimental program kicks off early next week and will run until October 31...

Tesla has encouraged "more than one" Australian not to buy a Model S

Tesla has encouraged “more than one” prospective Model S customer not to buy the electric luxury sports sedan in Australia. Tesla Australia marketing and communications manager Heath Walker made the surprising revelation late last week, though rather than admitting any limitations of the car itself, said the rare cases related to the suitability of the car to the customer’s lifestyle...

Tesla Model X to bring more female buyers to the brand, says company

The Tesla Model X will bring more female buyers to the brand’s currently male-dominated customer base, the company’s local marketing and communications manager believes. Tesla Australia’s Heath Walker admits men have been responsible for the majority of local Model S sales so far, but can see the tide turning, particularly once the Model X SUV joins the range around July/August 2016...

The Tesla Model S customer experience

As part of Tesla’s global ‘The Next Billion’ event, the electric vehicle manufacturer is inviting new car shoppers to its Melbourne and Sydney stores this weekend to experience the Model S and learn how it could fit into their lifestyles. The Next Billion recognises the billion miles (1...

Tesla Model S gains ‘20 engineering changes’ per week

Tesla motors boss, Elon Musk, says weight reduction and other advancements are a constant work-in-progress for the Model S sedan, as the company works to continue unlocking improvements well into the car's life-cycle. The current Model S, which has been around since 2012, has seen consistent change - yet the weight of the car remains a sore point, focused largely on the hefty battery pack that powers the world’s best-selling electric car...

Tesla Roadster successor confirmed for 2019

A new-generation Tesla Roadster will launch before the end of the decade with acceleration to rival the world’s quickest performance cars. Buried in a press release about the upgraded 2016 Tesla Model S and its new ‘Ludicrous’ drive mode is confirmation of the forthcoming convertible sports car, which the California-based electric car company promises will be even more hardcore than its sub-3...

Tesla Model X to be fastest SUV in the world

Tesla Motors boss, Elon Musk, says he expects the Model X SUV to not only offer the fast-accelerating ‘Ludicorous mode’, but be similar in performance to the just updated Model S. The 2016 Tesla Model S, can now accelerate from 0-100km/h in under three seconds (0-60mph in 2.8 seconds), giving it bragging rights over the likes of the Ferrari 488 an the Lamborghini Huracan...

2016 Tesla Model S upgrades: 0-100km/h under 3 seconds, upgraded battery pack, new entry price

Update: Local starting price for the Tesla Model S drops to $100,100 (plus LCT and local state taxes - for around $110,000 mark) - battery pack upgrade priced at $4100. Tesla has updated its Model S range with the introduction of a new battery pack, more straight-line performance and a more affordable entry model...

Tesla Motors electric cars clock up one billion miles

US electric car brand Tesla Motors has said "thanks a billion" to its Model S owners, having just clocked up one billion miles - or 1,609,344,000 kilometres - purely using electricity. According to the Californian brand, the total worldwide fleet of Tesla Model S cars ticked over the milestone this month...

Tesla Model 3 will enter "full production" in 2018

It has been confirmed that the mainstream Tesla Model 3 will now enter "full production" in 2018. Earlier this month, at the US Energy Information Administration's 2015 Energy Conference in Washington, DC, Jeffrey Brian Straubel, chief technical officer at Tesla, revealed that the Model 3 will feature both sedan and crossover body styles...