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Photos: Inside Tesla Motors' Brand New Flagship Sydney Store

Tesla’s newest, largest and first retail-only store in Australia has just opened to the public. Ahead of the store’s unveiling, Gizmodo took a look at the electric car maker’s premiere location in Australia, which occupies a prime position in Sydney’s Martin Place, next door to Apple, with thousands of well-heeled pedestrians passing every day.


Tesla Is About To Buy SolarCity, Another High-Tech Musk Company

Elon Musk is on the brink of acquiring the the next critical component in a solar-electric transportation future. Tesla Motors just made an offer to buy SolarCity, one of the largest solar providers in the US — a company not coincidentally founded by Musk’s cousins, which Musk holds a large stake in already.


The New Tesla Model S Has A Software-Locked Battery

Tesla Motors’ recently face-lifted Model S is an expensive vehicle, even considering its ridiculous performance and zero carbon emissions. The Model S started life in Australia as a $100,000 car, but feature additions and exchange rate fluctuations meant that until today, you’d be paying around $130,000 for the entry-level 70kWh battery pack. Today, Tesla is driving the price back down to its starting point with a new 60kWh variant — with a battery pack that can be unlocked to 75kWh capacity with a software code.


Tesla's Third Australian Store Will Be In Sydney's Martin Place

With Tesla Motors starting its ramp up to the launch of the Model 3 electric car, the company needs more stores and showrooms around the world to deal with an influx of new and returning customers. The third store location for Australia has just been unveiled — and it’s in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.


Electric Heaven: Behind The Wheel Of The Tesla Model S P90DL

A wolf in electric sheep’s clothing. That’s one way to describe the world’s fastest electric car of the moment, the Tesla Model S P90D. As the brainchild of Elon Musk‘s wild electric dream, the American car manufacturer’s hero model simply cannot be read about or experienced via Youtube. So we jumped the behind the wheel of one to find out for ourselves.


The Tesla Model S Just Got Its First Ever Facelift

After four years of mass production, Tesla Motors’ luxury Model S sedan has had its first significant visual overhaul. New cars being built from today onwards will inherit the aerodynamic front grille of the Model X SUV, as well as a faster wall charger and more powerful in-cabin air filtration.


Companies Call On Australian Government To Step Up On Electric Cars

Following the announcement of the much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 — with many Australians having pre-ordered the car sight-unseen — a coalition of stakeholders has released a report calling on the Federal Government to act on electric vehicles. Increased uptake of low and zero-emission cars in Australia could be the key to meeting our climate, energy production and air quality goals, with regular vehicles making up Australia’s fastest growing source of emissions.


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 And Qantas Raced A Jet Against A Model S

Who would win in a race: a Boeing 737-800, with a top speed of 850km/h and 50,000 pounds of thrust — or a Tesla Model S? To inaugurate a close partnership between the two companies, Tesla Australia and Qantas pitted a jet against a Model S P90D — the world’s fastest four-door sedan — and the result was a photo finish.


Tesla Banked $170 Million In Pre-Orders For The Model 3, A Car That No-One Had Seen 

Tesla unveiled the new Model 3 this afternoon, and it looks damn cool. But before anyone had seen one lone hubcap, Tesla had already raked in $US115 million in pre-order deposits, thanks to 115,000 people pre-ordering the Model 3.


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