Tesla News and Updates

Read the latest Tesla news here. At TorqueNews we cover Tesla’s automotive and financial news, and do reviews so that you can make the best decision when it comes to buying your next car, or if you’re just in the mood to learn a little about Tesla.

Tesla is one of the most well known names in the modern day automotive industry. It is the leading automotive manufacturer for battery powered cars. Yes, that means zero gasoline usage. It is without question that the evil genius behind this company, Elon Musk, has done anything except the abnormal. Their brand released their first car in 2008 and today in 2020 it is one of the most popular and practical options you can get on the market. Tesla’s have entered the market from the top down as they are quickly on their way to meet the $20,000 to $30,000 price mark, but their most popular models are $35,000 and above.

The brand is most noted by their quirky leader, their long range capabilities under one singular charge, their surprising performance aspects, and their cutting edge technology. Currently, the Model S holds the record for the longest range on one charge which was 370 miles, but Elon claims 400 miles is coming soon and also claims that the coming soon 2nd gen Tesla Roadster will not only be the fastest production car, but it will also have a range of 620 miles which is absurd.

The Current Tesla Lineup

  • Teslas Model 3 ————————————— Starting MSRP $35,000
  • Tesla Model S ————————————— Starting MSRP $75,000
  • Tesla Model X ————————————— Starting MSRP $81,000
  • Tesla Model Y ————————————— Starting MSRP $52,990

Follow Torque News Tesla reporters Guillaume Humbert, Paul Fosse and Tinsae Aregay for daily Tesla News.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk & Bill Gates

Elon Musk Says He Has ‘Trust Issues’ After Bill Gates’ Tesla Short Position Balloons to $2 Billion

Last month through leaked text messages between Bill Gates and Elon Musk we learned that the former Microsft CEO has a massive $500 million short position in Tesla. And now Musk says Gates' Tesla short position has grown to $1.5 to $2 billion and revealed that it gives him trust issues.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk & Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Elon Musk Calls AOC A Puppet After Revealing She Wants To Replace Her Tesla With A Union Built EV

The Democratic party and Elon Musk have been going through a rough patch as of late. And now, in response to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's decision to replace her Tesla Model 3 with a union-built EV, Musk has responded by insinuating she is a puppet for unions.
Tesla Solar Panels, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Building Huge EV Charging Oasis In The Mojave Desert

Tesla continues to allocate a significant amount of resources to an issue that is decisive and crucial to promoting the massive adoption of electric cars: expanding the network of fast charging points. The Supercharger network is one of the key features that allowed Tesla to distance and in fact, differentiate itself from other brands that also sell 100% electric vehicles.
Tesla Model Y structural battery

Tesla Battery Researcher Unveils Breakthrough Nickel Chemistry That Can Last 100 Years

According to a new research paper published by Tesla's battery research team head by Jeff Dahn, the group has discovered a new nickel battery chemistry that can last 100 years. The new battery couples the high energy density of nickel batteries with the long life cycle of lithium iron phosphate cells.
Tesla Model S, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Beats All Premium Brands In Q1 2022: Sells More Cars In The USA Than BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz

In the first quarter of 2022 Tesla sold more cars than the big 'premium' brands in the United States, surpassing BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus (that is, including ALL models of said brands, not only electric vehicles).
Jay Leno & Ford CEO Jim Farley

Ford CEO Admits Tesla’s Giga Texas Increased F-150 Lightning production From 20K To 150K A Year

At his latest appearance on Jay Leno's Garage, Ford CEO Jim Farley admitted he convinced his colleagues to increase F-150 Lightning production from 20,000 to 150,000 vehicles a year by pointing to Tesla's production plans at Giga Texas.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Suspiciously Large Tesla Short Position Makes 1400% Profit In A Day Following Elon Musk Allegations

Yesterday, I reported on a suspiciously large Tesla short position opened before Bussiness Insider's Elon Musk sexual misconduct story came out. The short position bet large sums of money on Tesla stock falling 11% prior to the Bussiness Insider story. And today, that suspicious short-seller has made 1400% profit in a day.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Unusual Tesla Short-Seller Activity Reported Hours Before Elon Musk Sexual Misconduct Story

A few hours ago, Bussiness Insider published a story detailing alleged sexual misconduct by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. However, several hours prior to this news, there were indications of "unusual" short-seller activity on Tesla stock.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model C Not Frozen: Development Quietly Continues

Not long ago, at the beginning of the year, we echoed Tesla's decision to freeze the development of its new access electric car, a model smaller than the Model 3 and Model Y that would have a starting price of just $25,000. The existence of this project was first made known in September 2020 during Tesla Battery Day.

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