Tesla Model 3 outsold by one of the world’s cheapest electric cars in China | CarAdvice

A pint-sized, cut-price hatchback is carving out a big slice of the electric car market in China. The Tesla Model 3 has been outsold in China by a $5700 electric micro car, known as the Hongguang Mini EV. In January this year 25,778 examples of the Hongguang Mini EV were Continue Reading

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y production paused in California due to semiconductor shortage | CarAdvice

The ongoing automotive semiconductor shortage has forced multiple major brands to put the brakes on production until new parts become available. Tesla’s Fremont factory in California has reportedly halted production of the Model 3 and Model Y, due to an ongoing semiconductor shortage. It is not yet clear what volume Continue Reading

Tesla stock tumbles, Elon Musk no longer world’s richest person | CarAdvice

The eccentric CEO’s net worth is now estimated at US$182.2 billion. The value of Tesla stock has fallen more than 20 per cent since January, relegating CEO Elon Musk to second place on the international rich list. On 8 January 2020 – less than two months ago – shares in Continue Reading

Ford and Tesla promise helping hands in storm-struck Texas | CarAdvice

The US-based automotive manufacturers are, for once, pulling in the same direction. US-based automotive manufacturers Ford and Tesla have announced plans to deliver relief in storm-struck Texas. The ongoing crisis – caused by a multitude of factors including frozen gas lines – has reportedly left more than 4.3 million homes Continue Reading

Tesla, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Land Rover among the least reliable brands – J.D. Power report | CarAdvice

The data analysis firm’s annual vehicle dependability survey found owners of Lexus, Porsche, and Kia cars reported fewer faults than other brands. Lexus has regained the top-spot in the annual J.D. Power vehicle dependability survey, while Land Rover has found itself at the bottom of the list for the second Continue Reading

First Chinese-built Tesla Model 3 electric cars arrive in Australia – report | CarAdvice

Approximately 800 Chinese-built examples of the electric sedan arrived in Port Kembla over the weekend, according to ship-tracking service VedaPrime. The first significant batch of Chinese-built Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles has arrived in Australia, according to the online ship-tracker VedaPrime. While Tesla is yet to confirm the shipment, the Continue Reading

Tesla drops price of Model 3 and Model Y overseas, Australian RRPs unchanged | CarAdvice

Electric car specialist Tesla has overhauled its prices in Europe, Asia and the US – however Australian RRPs appear unchanged for now. Tesla has cut pricing for its entry-level Model 3 sedan and Model Y compact SUV in the United States, Europe and Asia, however the RRP in Australia remains Continue Reading

Proof electric cars don’t need taxpayer support: Tesla and GM sales up despite running out of $7500 tax credits. | CarAdvice

Supporters of electric cars say government assistance is crucial to their rollout, but new data out of the US reveals Tesla and GM led the category in 2020 without tax incentives for most of the year.  While Australia debates how much – or how little – taxpayer money should go Continue Reading

Tesla to recall 12,300 examples of its Model X with moulding defect – report | CarAdvice

According to Germany’s national vehicle authority, the all-electric SUVs suffer from a potentially dangerous moulding fault. Tesla will be required to recall 12,300 examples of its Model X SUV worldwide, according the German national vehicle authority KBA. The agency claims affected Model X vehicles – which were built from 2015 Continue Reading

Tesla expects to start accepting bitcoin as payment for its cars | CarAdvice

Unsurprisingly, the announcement prompted a massive surge in the cryptocurrency’s value. Tesla has announced it could soon accept bitcoin as payment for its electric cars and other products, after purchasing almost US$1.5 billion (AU$1.95 billion) of the cryptocurrency. The announcement, issued in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Continue Reading