Time flies when you’re having fun, or storing energy. Can you believe it’s been a year already since Tesla’s big battery went into production? The time has flown, but during the year the impact the battery has made is substantial.  Neoen, one of the fastest growing leading independent producer of exclusively...
  • Tesla’s 2nd big battery is now powering the Victorian grid

    Tesla has announced their second big battery in Australia, located at Gunnawarra Solar Farm, is now connected to the grid. As part of the announcement, they provided a pretty sweet time-lapse of the construction process. The battery in Victoria may be half the size of the now famous big...
  • Crowne Plaza installs Tesla Destination Chargers across entire hotel network

    Tesla’s done a better job than anyone in building out their electric recharging infrastructure, but thanks to a new deal with hotel network Crowne Plaza, there’s about to be 13 more destinations for Tesla owners to recharge. The hotels will install Tesla Destination Chargers at all of their properties...
  • South Australia’s Big Battery from Tesla is already half built

    Sorry South Australia, it looks like Tesla is going to finish your big battery on time, so it won’t be free. Tonight at an event in Jamestown, SA, Elon Musk announced the project to deliver the world’s largest lithium-ion battery (built using multiple PowerPacks) is on schedule for completion...
  • Dominos store adds 10 Tesla Powerwalls to keep pizzas cheap

    In what is understood to be the biggest Tesla Powerwall 2 installation in the world, the Dominos franchise in Sydney’s West (Plumpton) has added 10 Powerwalls to their business. Tired of high power prices, they’re taking things into their own hands and investing in a renewable energy solution to...
  • The high-tech Tesla Tiny House

    The tiny house movement is a global one of downsizing counters the natural trajectory of building larger and larger homes. There’s a great series on the US-based A+E Network called Tiny House Nation. This takes you inside the scene, explaining the creative ways people are living in houses smaller...
  • Elon Musk wants every roof to be a Solar Roof, offers multiple styles

    Perhaps bigger than Powerwall 2, the announcement and detail of Tesla’s Solar Roof is massive. While we’d heard it was coming, today we received the detail. The Tesla Solar Roof will come in a variety of styles, while achieving some pretty stunning project objectives. The Solar Roof is designed to...
  • Powerwall 2 doubles to 14kW, coming in Feb 2017

    Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has just made his latest big announcement. The outdoor event began with a focus on the overall mission of Tesla, which is of course to save the planet. Musk announced the Powerwall 2 which will deliver around twice as much storage as the first Powerwall....
  • Tesla Powerwall delivers 12 hrs of power during SA blackout

    Brian Gillespie from Eden Valley in South Australia would have been in darkness like the rest of the state had he not invested in Tesla’s Powerwall battery backup. In the last 24 hours a freak weather event caused devastating state-wide power outages for those reliant on the traditional power...
  • Gold Coast man has 6 Powerwalls, creates residential power station

    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...
  • Australia’s first Tesla Powerwall owner is Nick Pfitzner

    Nick Pfitzner is Australia’s first Tesla Powerwall owner. The lithium-ion battery pack allows owners to store energy from their solar panels for use during the night (or non-sunlight hours). The battery pack is designed to work indoors and outdoors as we see in this installation and if your power needs...
  • Watch Aussies react to Ludicrous mode in the Tesla Model S P90D

    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...
  • Review: Tesla Model S P90D, the stealthy supercar that’s brilliantly easy to drive

    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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    Recharging the Tesla Model S.

    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...
  • Touching your Tesla: Goodbye knobs and dials you are no longer required

    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...
  • Hands-off with Tesla Autopilot in the Model S P90D

    Yesterday I drove from Melbourne to Wodonga along the Hume Freeway and probably touched the wheel a dozen times. The latest and best Tesla Model S is the P90D. Update: The P90D is on the website but the performance and 90kwh battery are both options to upgrade from the P85D,...
  • 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...
  • People are taking their hands off the wheel and that’s fantastic

    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...

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