Reports suggest that the first 800 Model 3s have arrived in Wollongong from Tesla's newly minted Shanghai factory. Once delivered, they will be the first Chinese-made Tesla vehicles sold in Australia, but will anybody notice the difference?
As customers around the world find themselves locked down, automakers have scrambled for ways to keep their cars selling and many have arrived at online sales as the obvious solution. Vehicles are being marketed, customized, sold, and even test driven from behind a screen. If car buyers don’t specifically need to visit a dealer, will they still do so?
It’s an uncertain time and many EV owners aren’t driving as much as they usually would. We’ve collected the most important information on when, how, and if you should charge while isolating at home.
Tesla is in talks with Chinese battery-maker CATL to use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in their Shanghai-made EVs, Reuters reports. But what is LFP? Are we finally looking at a cobalt free, affordable future for EV batteries?
The Tesla Model X dropped in Australia in 2016 with Tesla’s already strong safety record to back it up. By 2017, the US Model X became the first SUV to achieve a 5 star rating on every category of the NHTSA’s safety testing. But from Australia’s own ANCAP safety program there was nothing. For years, neither ANCAP nor their European counterparts at Euro NCAP had tested the Model X — until this week.