New and improved Tesla Model S available to order

Tesla has launched a facelifted version of the Model S, with improvements to range and charging times and new on-board technology. The updated versions feature a closed grille similar to the Model X SUV and compact executive Model 3, instead of the oval-shaped blank it had before, while the headlights feature scrolling indicators. There are improvements to the range for most models. The entry-level 70kWh battery now offers a range of 282 miles to a charge, or 292 miles with the dual-motor setup, compared to 260 and 275 miles in the old car. Increases are smaller for the 90D, which now offers 346 miles instead of 340 to a full charge, while the P90D is unchanged. New technology includes an air filtration system for the cabin, which almost eliminates harmful exhaust emissions, allergens, bacteria and contaminants, and a subzero weather package with four heated…

Tesla unveil the Model 3

Tesla has finally unveiled the highly anticipated Model 3, hours after fans around the globe already began lining up at its stores to order the luxury brand’s new affordable vehicle. The company’s chief executive Elon Musk dramatically revealed a red, silver and matte black model of the electric car after a lengthy talk that covered the company’s dedication to the environment and journey to affordability, stating that the five-seater Tesla Model 3 would start at $35,000 (£24,423) and have a range of at least 215 miles (346km) per charge. He added that his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once production got up to full speed. He also revealed the Model 3 will be able to go zero to 60mph in less than six seconds, saying: ‘At Tesla, we don’t make slow cars’. The first deliveries of the vehicle are scheduled…