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Tesla Is Giving Away Its Supercharger Technology To Competitors

After dropping a few hints about potentially sharing some of its electric vehicle patents, Tesla Motors is doing exactly that. The company is looking to open up the designs for its Supercharger fast-charging technology with potential competitors — something that might eventually mean it actually sells less cars.


Tesla Model S Officially On Sale In Australia, Here's The Price

It has happened. The Model S, Tesla Motors’ four-door luxury electric sedan, is finally on sale in Australia. It’s been a long time coming — the Model S was released in the US in June 2012, and has made its way to other countries in the two years since. The redesigned right-hand drive car already has plenty of Aussie buyers lining up, but if you were holding off your order waiting for a price to be confirmed, here it is.


Tesla Motors Tech Boss: 'I Might Love Batteries More Than Cars'

Even if its electric cars turn out to be a complete flop, Tesla Motors has an ace up its sleeve: the skills and tech and expertise to corner the world’s high-tech battery market. Tesla’s technology boss knows that, and it turns out he didn’t get into the game just to make cool new vehicles — he wants to change the entire energy landscape.


A Top Gear Presenter Is Buying An Electric BMW

A Ferrari-owning presenter from the world’s most famous car show is buying an electric car. To be fair, it’s just the one you’d expect: James May, who famously also owns a little Fiat Panda, is buying one of BMW’s environmentally friendly, planet-saving recycled i3 runabouts.


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Australian Review

Electric vehicles are slowly infiltrating Australia. We’re still a while away from that all-electric world of the future, but hybrid vehicles have come a long way since the Prius’ 2002 debut. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV turns an important corner on that road to tomorrow; if you take a little care, you can drive it without spending a cent on petrol.


Here's The Difference Between Tesla Model S Variants

With the Tesla Model S coming to Australia extremely soon, and with pricing leaked, and a national Supercharger network confirmed, buying one is a pretty tempting proposition.


A New Battery Tech Could Revolutionise Electric Cars

A Japanese company has pioneered a low-cost, recyclable, high-performance battery technology that could see electric vehicles charging just as fast as a petrol car filling its fuel tank. Power Japan Plus’ Ryden dual-carbon cells are starting production in a few months, and could appear in electric cars within a couple of years.


Here's What The Tesla Model S Will Cost In Australia

The Model S from Tesla Motors is coming to Australia, and we now know the all-important price ahead of its official release date.


BMW Crushed Its ActiveE Test Fleet, And EV Lovers Are Unhappy

From the start of 2012 until quite recently, BMW had an innovative idea: it built and leased a thousand or so of its newly developed ActiveE electric cars, based on the coupe 1 Series chassis, to private citizens. Those drivers would basically be long-term test drivers, with telemetrics giving BMW an idea of how EVs work in the real world. That lease expired a few months ago, and with the test complete, BMW recycled the cars — and former owners aren’t happy.


Tesla Will Build A Supercharger Network In Australia

Buying a Tesla Motors electric car in Australia just got even more attractive. The electric car company will build a network of its Supercharger high-speed chargers around the country, letting Tesla owners recharge their vehicles for free.


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