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Tesla
Tesla's actually serious about the Tesla Bot
Many commentators are calling the Tesla Bot a late April Fools joke, but it looks like Tesla still wants to give it a go anyway - and it's calling for talent.
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Electric car
Tesla's Cybertruck shatters windows, share prices & expectations
It’s a design that’s reminiscent of blocky 80s and 90s videogames of yesteryear, but Tesla is seriously serious about its newest product, the Cybertruck.
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Software Update
Tesla's new software update is full of fun (and useful) new features
Tesla has started rolling out Software Version 10.0, starting with the United States – but there’s plenty of new things for Tesla drivers across Asia Pacific to look forward to.
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Trade Me
Kiwis warming up to electric vehicles, cost remains barrier
“With climate change top of mind for many people, a range of new models on the market and rising fuel costs, we think more Kiwis will make the switch in the near future."
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Cybersecurity
Tesla's suit against ex-employee a strong case for IP security
“There was no need for this employee to be using their own iCloud for data storage even if the original intent was non-malicious."
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Cloud
Tesla unveils the Model Y SUV
After much anticipation, Tesla unveiled the Model Y last week – a vehicle that is described as an all-electric, mid-size SUV that can seat seven adults – and the vehicle has a glass roof.
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Electric car
Tesla’s new tech enables cars to be charged in around 15 minutes
The tech giant has introduced the third generation of its ‘Supercharging’ technology that slashes charging times.
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Microsoft
Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.
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Atari
Tesla's software updates: Dashcams and Atari and navigation, oh my!
Tesla is has rolled out a new software update that includes features like dashcam capabilities, better climate controls, obstacle avoidance, and even in-car gaming.
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Tesla
Hands-on review: The Tesla Model X P100D
Never have I been in a car which has been this much of a conversation starter. Almost everywhere we parked, I’d have people come up and ask questions about the Model X.
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What Tesla's been up to in New Zealand
Tesla Mobile Service, more destination chargers, and a peek at the Model 3... here's the latest goss from Tesla NZ
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Transpower
NZ joins future of energy with battery facility launch
The Mercury commissioned Tesla Powerpack battery facility has been launched today as a step in the grid-connected energy storage project.
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New Zealand
EVworld highlights: It’s back and bigger than ever
The growth of the EV community in NZ is made evident by the scale of the event this year.
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BMW
Quick bites: What's happening in the EV space right now
There’s been a lot of rumbling in the electric vehicle (EV) space recently, especially with the likes of Tesla finally opening its Auckland showroom.
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Electric car
Tesla accredits first Kiwi auto repair business
Precision AutoWerk has been named as the first accredited Tesla repair shop following a multi-million dollar facilities upgrade.
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Data breach
Tesla takes ex-employee to court for hacking and sharing confidential info
Tesla has taken a former employee to court for allegedly hacking company data and handing it over to third parties.
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Electric car
Hands-on review part two: The pros and cons of owning a Tesla Model S
In this part of the review, I will go over some more of the internal features and UI as well as the pros and cons of owning a Tesla.
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Tesla
Hands-on review part one: Driving Tesla’s Red Rocket Model S
Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you a Tesla, which is the next best thing.
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Uber
Self-driving car accident claims the life of a pedestrian
According to University of Auckland senior lecturer Paul Ralph, It's critical to keep these things in perspective.
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Cartech
Lower Hutt to ‘buzz’ with electric vehicles
The silent convoy will give Hutt City residents a chance to test drive some electric cars.
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New Zealand
How electric trucks and buses could change NZ
Heavy vehicles are a huge part of the electric revolution, according to not-for-profit group Drive Electric.
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Cryptocurrency
Hackers exploit Tesla's AWS servers to mine cryptocurrency
Tesla is reassuring customers that a recent cryptojacking has not compromised vehicle safety of customer privacy.
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Electricity
Tesla helps Kiwi company with mission of energy freedom
The collaboration follows a competitive tender process that began in September last year.
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Cartech
A deep dive into the Kontrol app for Tesla
Security is extremely important when using an app that controls the entire vehicle...