New Vehicle Reviews

This section will review cars, trucks, products and books related to the auto industry.
2022 Mercedes GLE 450 4MATIC front

2022 Mercedes GLE 450 4MATIC's 48-Volt Tech: The Only System of Its Kind on The Market

This week Torque News is reviewing the 2022 Mercedes GLE 450 4MATIC and the main highlight of this SUV is that it represents a new level of design, comfort and safety and introduces an all-new intelligent chassis with 48-volt technology that offers increased efficiency and comfort, which Mercedes says, is the only system of its kind on the market.
Tesla Cybertruck, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Thundertruck, A Tesla Cybertruck Cool First Cousin

Thundertruck is made for outsiders, for those who choose to live and drive outside the proverbial lines, as they put it on their website. By maximizing the versatility of the EV drivetrain and combining it with the functionality of a truck, they’ve designed an innovative and versatile new multi-purpose EV that delivers superior on and off-road performance, competing directly with the Tesla Cybertruck.
Gigafactory Berlin, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Bringing Prosperity And Green Industry To Brandenburg Region, Germany

Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg is Tesla’s first manufacturing location in Europe and its most advanced, sustainable and efficient facility yet. Slated for completion this year, it will manufacture hundreds of thousands of Model Y vehicles and millions of battery cells.
2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe

2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe - Fast, Powerful and Ease of Driving

In BMW's performance department the M3 is fast and refined, the M5 is fiery, the M8 is aggressive and stylish, the M4, which Torque News is reviewing this week, is the one that impressed us with its technological advancement. We have been driving the 2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe and we think the technology in the car is what stands out the most.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla To Close Deal On Battery Graphite With Syrah - Australia

Tesla Inc. has agreed to take the majority of battery-ready graphite from a production facility planned in Louisiana, in a deal with Syrah Resources, an Australian Stock Exchange listed industrial minerals and technology company with its flagship "Balama Graphite" Operation in Mozambique, and a downstream Active Anode Material facility in the United States.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Goodyear Introduces a Tesla Model Y New Tire

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has just announced the launch of the new ElectricDrive GT. Marking Goodyear’s first replacement tire in North America tuned for electric vehicles - mainly Tesla Model Y - the Goodyear ElectricDrive GT is an ultra-high performance, all-season tire that delivers long-lasting tread wear and a quiet ride for EV drivers and passengers, according to the press release by Goodyear.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Updating Software And Entertainment: Darkmode, Waypoints, TikTok, Sudokus And Original 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

Tesla has just updated its software with powerful entertainment add-ons. The end of the year version (2021.44.25) introduces changes to the interface, dark mode and several new features such as integration with TikTok. We have known for a long time that Tesla promotes drivers to play directly from their cars when they are stopped or charging; with each update drivers have more reasons to do so.
Nio ET5 EV

Nio ET5 is an EV With Swappable 620-mile Range Battery and VR Glasses

Nio Day 2021 marked the coming of the all-new mid-size sedan called the ET5. Smaller than the Nio ET7, the new ET5 is Nio answer to the Tesla Model 3 and the Polestar 2. Nio plans to sell it in China with a 150 kWh battery pack, two electric motors good for 480 horsepower, and a claimed range of 620-miles. That is just the start, tough.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

First Commercially Viable Solid State Battery From QuantumScape, Doubling Tesla's Wh-kg Ratio

QuantumScape has announced impressive performance figures for what may be the first commercially viable lithium metal solid state battery. They claim that they can increase the autonomy of an electric car by up to 80%, and it that it can charge from 0 to 80% in just 15 minutes.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model Y Outsells Most Popular Luxury SUVs In China

Tesla Model Y is crushing the competition in China’s high-end SUV market, with the BEV crossover model having sold 23,117 units in November, a very good number indeed in the world´s biggest electric car market. This basically placed the Model Y outselling Audi Q5 and BMW X3, two very popular luxury SUVs that normally sell well in the Chinese market.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Giga Texas Construction Progress: Almost Completed

New pictures from Giga Texas show that construction is advancing at a fast pace in Austin. Tesla's upcoming Gigafactory seems to be nearly complete, as per images shared on social media by many different users who have driven past the factory on Tesla Road, blown away by its massive footprint that runs a mile end to end.
Tesla AI, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla FSD: The Most Practical AI For Navigating The Real World, According To Elon Musk

Elon Musk said that Tesla is becoming the world's biggest robot company, as Tesla vehicles are basically robots on 4 wheels; also that it will be useful to put all that same technology into robots. "With FSD - Autopilot, we're creating the most practical AI for navigating the real world."
Tesla Giga Shanghai

Tesla Giga Shanghai November Production Numbers Reveal Growth Stabilizing After An Incredible Run

Tesla's Giga Shanghai production numbers are out. And according to China Passenger Car Association, the EV maker produced 52,859 vehicles in November. This is the second month in a row Giga Shanghai production has decreased and points to stabilizing production rate.