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Queensland University Installs Free Solar-Powered Electric Car Chargers

The University of Queensland has installed fast-charging electric vehicle stations at each of its campuses, and each is powered by the university’s own solar array installations — making charging both free and emissions-free when the sun is shining. Alongside Tesla’s destination chargers, the Veefil DC fast chargers are the start of a larger electric car fast-charging network in the state and are the first to be directly powered by renewables.


Tesla's Model 3 Preorder Numbers Are Way Bigger Than Anyone Expected

Given that people camped out in line for a chance to pay a deposit on the Model 3, a car they won’t see for at least a year, it’s no surprise that the pre-order numbers are big. But 276,000 pre-orders in 72 hours is still a shockingly high number.


Tesla's New Model 3: Everything You Need To Know

We’re live-blogging the launch of Tesla Motors’ new Model 3 — which promises to be the first affordable long-range electric car in Australia. Come join in, and watch with us!

Update: For official pictures and video of the Model 3, look right down the bottom of this post.


Everything We Think We Know About Tesla's Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 is being introduced to the world today. Before we learn everything for sure, though, let’s make some early predictions. Here are our best guesses, gleaned from a couple of years of rumours and strategic leaks and unguarded Elon Musk tweets.


Watch Tesla Unveil The Model 3, Right Now

At 2:30PM AEDT (Sydney time) today, Tesla Motors will live-stream the unveiling of its much-anticipated Model 3 — an “affordable” electric car that hundreds of people in Australia and thousands around the world have already pre-ordered. Here’s how you can watch along with us.

Update: You can now watch the presentation in full — check in here to find it.


Tesla's Model 3 Unveil Is Part One Of A Bigger Launch

Tomorrow, at 2:30PM — set your watches, ladies and gentlemen — we’ll get our first look at the Tesla Motors Model 3. The Model 3 is the “affordable” Tesla, pegged to start at around US$35,000, and marks the first step into large-scale mass production for the Californian electric vehicle company.

But tomorrow’s launch won’t be all we learn; Tesla will keep some Model 3 secrets close to its chest until the car is nearer to its late-2017 production.


Here's The Aussie Queue To Pre-Order Tesla's Model 3

Over 50 people in Sydney and a similar number in Melbourne are lining up to pay $1500 to secure an early delivery of Tesla’s new Model 3 electric car — with some queueing for the last two days — despite not knowing what it will look like, how it’ll drive, or even how much it’ll cost. This is commitment.


People Are Already Lining Up To Buy Tesla's Unannounced Model 3 In Australia

Tesla’s newest and most affordable electric car is set to be unveiled this Friday, but confident buyers will be able to secure their place in line for pre-orders from Thursday morning. And there’s already a queue.


How (And When) To Order A Tesla Model 3 In Australia

Australia will be the first country in the world to take pre-orders for Tesla Motors’ upcoming Model 3 electric car. When stores open in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on March 31, you’ll be able to put down your cash and secure your place in line for Tesla’s mass-market EV — so here’s how much it’ll cost.


Toyota Says The New Prius Is Fun To Drive

The latest update to the Toyota Prius is the biggest one in the 10-year history of the iconic hybrid. With a completely new platform and smarter, more economical drivetrain and in-car comfort, the new Prius is 13 per cent more efficient than its predecessors — Toyota says it’ll sip just 3.4 litres of fuel per 100km of driving.


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