Using large-grid scale batteries is becoming increasingly common in Australia. Famously South Australia led the way with a 100MW/129MWh battery at the Hornsdale Power Reserve. At the time it was the largest battery in the world and in its first 2 years of operation, the project saved SA consumers over $150...
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    When Tesla announced the Powerwall, they included a detail that many skipped over, the system scales. This Powerwall scaling meant you could add more Powerwalls (up to 9) to match your usage and while many households could get away with one or maybe 2 at the most, a Gold Coast man...
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    Tesla’s more affordable Model 3 is officially unveiled tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped some keen Tesla fans from pre-ordering. Its not often the international timezones work to Australians advantage, but this morning it did, making Australians the first in the world to pre-order a Tesla Model 3. Pre-orders were prioritised...
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    It’s one thing to read about a car’s performance numbers, but another thing entirely to experience it yourself. The Tesla Model S P90D features two modes of acceleration, ‘Sport’ and ‘Ludicrous’. To be perfectly honest, both are stupid fast, but if you want to ask the car for the...
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    This is the Tesla Model S P90D. It’s the top model from Tesla, with a battery that’s good for around 460km, and it’s Ludicrous mode will activate the dual electric motors to accelerate you like a rollercoaster from 0-100km/h in around 3 seconds. The interior is filled with carbon...
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    With the Model S key in your pocket, connecting the car to a charger couldn’t be simpler. Each of the chargers have a button that communicates with the charger port. Simply press the button on the charger handle and the charger point, hidden in the left rear light, opens...
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    From the moment you sit in a Tesla Model S, you know this is very different to every other car you’ve been in. Despite the vast amount of stitched leather and carbon fibre in this P90D review model, your eyes are immediately drawn to the massive 17” touchscreen. This...
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  • Natural Solar one of the first Australian Solar Company to offer Tesla Powerwall

      Natural Solar is one of the first confirmed Australian solar company to offer Tesla Powerwall. There will be many. They will be one of the first installers of the Tesla Energy Powerwall in its latest 5kWp offering to the Australian market. It is expected the Tesla Energy Powerwall...
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    Never has a software update had such a profound effect on an industry. Recently Tesla started shipping Software 7.0, an over-the-air software update to their Model S owners that included Autopilot 1.0. The new feature is specifically designed to reduce driver fatigue and improve the experience of highway driving,...
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    Musk says Autopilot 1.01 coming soon

    Since the release of Software 7.0, recent Tesla Model S owners have been enjoying the first version of Autopilot. Since then we’ve seen a number of drivers taking their hands off the wheel and letting the car do the work, ignoring the warnings that this is essentially beta software...
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    Watch Tesla live stream the launch of the Model X, a fully EV SUV

    Tesla are about to launch their third vehicle, the Model X. This will bring many firsts to the SUV market and do something many said wasn’t possible, a fully electric SUV. CEO and founder Elon Musk will be on stage for the launch of the vehicle, something that was...
  • Exclusive: Tesla’s 6-bay Supercharger location in Wodonga revealed

    Earlier this month, we brought you news that Tesla’s Supercharger network was confirmed for a Wodonga location. At the time, Tesla weren’t ready to confirm the location, but today, we know where it is. Construction has started on a 6-bay recharge space where owners can recharge their vehicles for...
  • Wodonga confirmed as Tesla Supercharger location

    Tesla’s network of Superchargers is growing to include my home town, Wodonga on the border of Victoria and New South Wales. This location will be critical to creating a range achievable drive from Canberra to Melbourne, via Wodonga. Back in December we seen a dot on a map around...
  • Tesla’s dual-motor (P85D) Model S launches in Australia

    Yesterday in a Melbourne Airport hanger, Tesla Australia gave press and owners, the chance to experience the all wheel drive version of the Model S. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the event, yep one of those times you really hate your calendar. The guys over at Car Advice...
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    Tesla Model S is faster than all these cars

    Overnight, Tesla announced some important changes to their lineup. A new upgrade option for the Model S will introduce a ‘ludicrous’ mode that delivers an upgrade in performance. If the all-electric power wasn’t enough before, it can now propel drivers from 0-60mph (96km/h) in just 2.8 seconds. This extra...
  • EVOKE chauffeur service using Tesla Model S, provides power and WiFi

    If you want to get to your destination in style, then check out Evoke, a brand new luxury chauffeur service with a difference. Right now the service is using the very popular, all-electric Tesla Model S and say they offer a sleek, uber-quiet and spacious vehicle with unparalleled technology....
  • Tesla PowerWall output rising from 2kW to 5kW for free

    After the initial glow of the PowerWall announcement wore off, people began looking into the detail of the product. One issue that was raised by many was the reasonably limited 2KW of concurrent output available from the 1st generation product. This means if you had planned to be off...

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