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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...

Tesla Model 3 will feature both sedan and crossover bodies

It's been revealed that the the mainstream Tesla Model 3 will include not only a sedan model, but also a crossover variant. According to The Wall Street Journal, Jeffrey Brian Straubel, chief technical officer at Tesla, made this revelation earlier this week at a conference being held in Washington, DC...

Tesla adds Destination Charging locations in Australia

Tesla Motors has announced an Australian roll-out of its Destination Charging Program which has seen the electric car brand add a number of fast charge points around the country...

Tesla Model S claims top prize at 2015 Good Design Awards

The all-electric Tesla Model S has made a clean sweep at the 2015 Good Design Awards in Sydney overnight, taking out the Good Design Award of the Year, as well as Best Overall Product Design in the Automotive and Transport category. Tesla’s success was all the more significant given the level of competition in the category, which included innovative designs like the BMW i3 and Alfa Romeo 4C...

Tesla Model S prices rise due to Australian currency struggles

Prices for the Tesla Model S have risen for the second time this year - and the US-based company claims it all comes down to the weak Australian dollar. According to the Australian arm of Tesla, the new higher pricing for the Model S has been driven by a "change in the exchange rates between Australian Dollar and US Dollar", and there have been increases across the four models currently available...

Tesla opens new showroom and service centre in Richmond

Tesla Motors has officially taken the wraps off a new showroom in Richmond, Victoria. The huge site was unveiled in front of a strong crowd of owners, prospective customers, members of parliament and VIPs, heralding a big step forward for the all-electric US car company. The site, located on Church Street in Richmond, includes a showroom, customer lounge, pre-delivery area and a service centre...

Tesla business acquisition wrongly sends stock market into frenzy

Tesla Motors acquired Riviera Tool LLC, a tool and die company based out of Michigan, for an undisclosed sum on the 7th of May. What followed was a buying frenzy of the wrong stock, which led to the industry regulator stepping in. Not long after the acquisition announcement by Tesla Motors, stock speculators suggested that shares in Riviera Tool LLC would be a good purchase, given the company's acquisition...

Tesla triples Q1 loss, but gains in other key areas

Tesla Motors, Inc. posted a $US154 million loss in the first quarter of 2015, a three-fold increase over the same period in 2014.  That said, it also managed a 50 per cent jump in total revenues, improved its manufacturing efficiency, doubled its research and development spend, and took significantly higher Model S orders...

Tesla Energy batteries headed for homes and businesses

Tesla will move beyond the automotive industry with the launch of an eco-friendly energy storage system for homes, businesses and utilities dubbed Tesla Energy. The Californian car maker claims the battery-based Tesla Energy system aims to foster a clean energy ecosystem and help wean the world off fossil fuels...

Tesla to open new showroom and service centre in Richmond

Electric car company Tesla Motors is in the process of building a new showroom and service centre in Richmond, Victoria. Set to open in the coming months, the new showroom will feature a service centre, showroom and lounge for new customers and existing owners. The all-electric car company will also switch on four Tesla superchargers following the opening of the showroom...

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...