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Here's Every Major Software Update The Tesla Model S Has Had Since Launch

Car And Driver just named the entry-level 70kWh Tesla Model S 70D as one of its 10 best cars of 2015, and one of the factors in that decision was the fact that, almost uniquely in the automotive industry, the Model S evolves for owners. Cars get software updates over their (free) 4G mobile data connections or over Wi-Fi, and new features like autopilot have been released alongside fixes for customer complaints.

Take A 90-Second Tour Around Tesla's Model S Factory

Video: Because of course the world’s most advanced car company has the world’s most advanced factor.

The Tesla Powerwall Is Just The Beginning: The Home Electricity Storage Revolution Coming To Australia

Tesla’s Powerwall is a 7kWh lithium-ion battery designed to store excess energy, whether it’s off the grid or from a home’s solar panels. For such a simple concept, the Powerwall has quickly drawn a lot of attention, with some pundits predicting big implications for the energy industry. The Powerwall is not the first or only innovation in battery storage technology we’ve seen, though — and it certainly won’t be the last.

Dashcams: Watch Tesla's Autopilot Stop A Head-On Collision

This video makes me wince in fear. A Tesla owner with a dashcam just gave us a look at how good the collision prevention capabilities of Model S’ autopilot system are. A car turned in front of the Model S from the opposite turning lane and the Tesla Autopilot system deftly manages to avoid the accident.

Australia Has A New Chief Scientist, And He Loves Solar Power And Battery Storage

Australia is about to become a massive battleground for alternative energy. We’re getting the Tesla Powerwall first and now we have a brand new Chief Scientist who wants to do away with coal power altogether. Meet Dr Alan Finkel.

Autopiloted Teslas Screwing Up Proves Self-Driving Cars Aren't Quite Here Yet

Hey, Tesla owners: know that bit in the instruction manual where it says the new Autopilot feature will only work on highways, and only under certain conditions? That’s not there just to cover arse, as this compilation of Autopiloted Teslas shitting the bed nicely demonstrates.

Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment. Period.

We’re spectating a technological revolution. The guts of our vehicles are on the cusp of a major shift – the eradication of the combustion engine, and the spread of electric motors. Elon Musk’s vision of electric transport just had a genuinely thrilling boost with the introduction of semi-autonomous ‘autopilot’ software upgrades, and the launch of the falcon-wing’d Model X.

Solar, Tesla And Beyond: The Four Possible Futures Of Australia's Electricity Network

Where will your electricity come from in ten years? Or even further in the future, in 2050? Are you planning on installing solar panels on your rooftop sometime soon? Have you been eyeing off one of Tesla’s shiny new Powerwall batteries to put in next to your washing machine? Or would you prefer to just turn on a switch without worrying where it comes from, short of receiving your power bill at the end of the month. The CSIRO wanted to know what Australia’s electricity network could look like 35 years and put together these four potential scenarios.

Enphase's Energy System Hits Australia: Tesla Rival For Home Electricity Storage

Over in South Australia, the power networks are working with Enphase Energy to trial another new distributed energy storage system. Compared to Tesla’s Powerwall (and some other existing battery storage), the system promises to be more flexible and has a smart management system — but at what cost?

Bioweapon Experts Aren't Buying The Tesla Model X's Bioweapon Defence Mode

The air conditioning system in the new Tesla Model X has three modes: circulating air from outside the car, re-circulating air that’s already inside the cabin, and a “bioweapon defence mode,” triggered by a button on the dashboard, which creates positive pressure inside the cabin to keep outside particles at bay. So, does it work? We asked bioweapons experts for their take on Tesla’s panic button.

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