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Tesla's Model S Update: Faster, Cheaper, Longer Range

Tesla’s Model S all-electric sports sedan is a constantly evolving vehicle, with new features and upgrades constantly added throughout the three years of its existence. But today, there’s a big update that entirely changes the car that you can buy. Three new options come in the form of longer range, a lower starting price, and an even faster rate of acceleration.


Living With A Tesla Model S

Late last year, I wrote my review of the Tesla Motors Model S, after spending a couple of days driving the all-electric supercar around the city. I got to experience its instantaneous power, massive 17-inch touchscreen, and the froot, but not the advantages (and disadvantages) that come with having a giant high-power lithium-ion battery.


Tesla's Cars Have Driven A Billion Miles And Counting

1,000,000,000 miles is 1,609,344,000 kilometres. It’s also over 4,000 trips to the moon or a 2000-year-long road trip — and when you travel those kilometres in a Tesla electric car, it’s the equivalent of 570,000 tons of carbon dioxide, 10 years of petrol, and $225 million in fuel saved.


Tesla's Battery Gigafactory Is Coming Along Nicely, Thanks

Video: Just like the massive Apple Campus 2, Tesla Motors’ US$1bn battery-building Gigafactory is under construction — out in the Fallout wastes Nevada desert, rather than in the heart of Silicon Valley — and the building process looks like it’s well under way. A drone enthusiast took the opportunity to take a look at the nascent plant, and filmed the entire thing in 4K.


The Beginning Of The End For Fossil Fuels

While wind and solar power have made great strides in recent years, with renewables now accounting for 22% of electric energy generated, the issue that has held them back has been their transience. The sun doesn’t shine at night and the wind doesn’t blow year-round — these are the mantras of all those opposed to the progress of renewables.


This SpaceX Parody Of Uptown Funk Is Just Brilliant

SpaceX, we go bold / We launch rockets, we write code. That’s the incredibly high quality of lyric that you can expect from this SpaceX-themed parody of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, but don’t dismiss it straight away because of that. It’s actually really, really good.


Tesla's First Rural Aussie Supercharger Is In Goulburn

The first Tesla Motors Supercharger station in Australia that’s not in the middle of Sydney has been confirmed and approved, and it’s slated for Goulburn in New South Wales’ Southern Tablelands. Part of an entirely free, nationwide, high speed electric vehicle battery charger network, the set of eight Superchargers in Goulburn will come online before June.


Tesla Motors Australia Is On Another Hiring Spree

Feel like switching jobs? Like cars? Like electric cars? Well, you’re in luck. Tesla Motors in Australia is in need of quite a few more staff, as it quickly grows within Australia.


There's A New Tesla Model S, The Dual-Motor 70D

There’s a new Tesla Motors Model S all-electric sedan. It’s the Model S 70D, and it’s a slightly less bonkers version of the all-wheel-drive, super-fast Model S P85D. And we’re getting it in Australia.


The Tesla Model S Is A Supercar For The Snow

Elon Musk is having a chatty day on Twitter again. In between talking SpaceX and drone rockets, he shared a video of a Tesla Motors Model S showing off a pretty impressive feat — but it’s not a feat of speed or of electric range.