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Tesla Model X now gets an eight-year warranty. Photo: Supplied
 
 

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Dom Tripolone | Apr, 03 2018 | 0 Comments

Tesla has charged up its new car warranty in Australia. 

The electric car company is backing its Model S and Model X vehicles in Australia with a new eight-year, 160,000 kilometre warranty. 

While the length of the warranty terms hit a new high in Australia, it falls short of unlimited-kilometre promises offerede by Kia and other brands. 

However, this isn’t the case in regards to the lithium-ion battery and electric drive unit which is covered by an eight-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. 

The electric car maker's guarantee offers up a few of the normal caveats with general wear and tear not covered but only defects or failure of a component manufactured or supplied by Tesla. 

Tesla is also covering any damage caused by a battery fire even if it is a result of certain driver errors.

The warranty is also linked to the vehicle and is transferrable when the car is sold.

Beefing up the warranty even further is the inclusion of eight years roadside assistance covering all of Australia.

This is combined with a generous servicing period of 12 months/20,000km, which puts Tesla's ownership credentials up there with the best on the market.

The upgraded warranty is applied to all Teslas delivered after March 30, 2018, with owners purchasing vehicles before then given the option of buying an extended warranty to cover the same period. 

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