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Electric Vehicle News and Reviews

Electric Vehicle News and Reviews

Electric vehicles (EVs) have come a long way in a short time. Barely a decade has passed since the ambitious Silicon Valley startup Tesla Motors introduced the world to an electric car capable of traveling more than 300 miles on a single charge. Since then, Elon Musk and Tesla have convinced many dubious onlookers that electric vehicles are not only here to stay, but that they can become the future of transportation.

Other automakers have joined the EV movement at very different rates. The Nissan Leaf, for example, debuted in 2010 and went on to become the best-selling all-electric vehicle in the world for a time. Competition from the BMW i3 followed, as well as the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt and its all-electric successor the Chevy Bolt EV, but only the Tesla Model 3 has been able to steal the Leaf's crown. Heading into a new decade, electric vehicles are set to go from strength-to-strength, with new models like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV competing in the entry-level category and the Audi e-Tron, Porsche Taycan, or Jaguar I-PACE vying with Tesla at the top end of the market.

With entire classes of vehicle still lacking an electric version, such as pick-up trucks and affordable SUVs, there's huge potential for expansion and growth in the EV marketplace. For now, Tesla is still blazing the trail, but legacy manufacturers are lining up to electrify their fleets and promising startups like Rivian and Byton are waiting in the wings with exciting new electric vehicles.

The future is bright for EVs and you can keep up to date with all the latest stories right here on Torque News.

By Denis Flierl on May 25, 2024 - 9:19AM
Three new battery electric Subaru SUVs are coming, but what new features will they have? Check out six unique technology advances. Will you want all of them?
By Denis Flierl on May 25, 2024 - 6:36AM
I wrote earlier that a perfect storm is gathering over Subaru. Now, a seismic shift has occurred. Customers need to ask themselves this now: Is it best for the customer or best for Subaru?
By Armen Hareyan on May 24, 2024 - 11:00AM
A Police officer with 22 years of patrolling reveals the unknown details about using Tesla electric cars for patrol.
By Denis Flierl on May 24, 2024 - 9:22AM
When will the 2025 Subaru Forester be available for U.S. customers to purchase? See where the first models just pulled up. And more new details have surfaced. 
By Denis Flierl on May 24, 2024 - 6:44AM
Which are the best new cars of 2024? Autotrader released its annual ranking, and there are a few surprises. One is the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek, which they say will shock you. Is it all that's advertised? 
By Mary Conway on May 23, 2024 - 8:58PM
In just over a week we will finally see the production version of Jeep's first all-electric vehicle. See Jeep's teaser video showing the Wagoneer S taking on a Tesla.
By John Goreham on May 23, 2024 - 7:44PM
VW says that its customers’ opinions have resulted in it holding off on introducing the ID.7 crossover. We believe VW, but we think there is more to the story. 
By John Goreham on May 23, 2024 - 2:59PM
One of the most trusted brands in tires is Michelin. In this story, we let Michelin product managers explain why you do not need to select electric vehicle-specific tires for your EV.
By Denis Flierl on May 23, 2024 - 9:42AM
Which compact SUVs are the most comfortable and spacious and get good gas mileage? Consumer Reports recommends eleven in an updated report. See why the Subaru Forester gets stuck in the middle. But it stands out in a critical area. 
By Tinsae Aregay on May 23, 2024 - 7:10AM
A Tesla owner recently experienced an issue with his safety restraint system. In any other car, you have to take it to a shop and spend $120 to perform an OBD reading; however, Tesla diagnoses itself & automatically schedules a service appointment.
By Bhavik Sreenath on May 23, 2024 - 6:43AM
Porsche did right to this Taycan owner, but some owners consider alternatives like the Tesla Model S or Lucid Air.
By Armen Hareyan on May 22, 2024 - 10:34PM
Peek inside the Tesla Cybertruck's 4680 battery pack: Cooling mysteries and a new cell design revealed!
By Mary Conway on May 22, 2024 - 10:11PM
Chevrolet stopped producing the Bolt EV last year after several battery fires. Now, a settlement has determined that frustrated owners will get some sort of payout.
By Jeremy Johnson on May 22, 2024 - 6:04PM
Nvidia had their earnings call and talked about Tesla today, saying that Tesla using a large AI training cluster, around 35,000 H100 GPU's, which helped Tesla's FSD version 12 have a breakthrough.
By John Goreham on May 22, 2024 - 2:23PM
With New Updates! - We test the theory that DC fast charging an electric vehicle is as quick and easy as gassing up a conventional car - Busting the “Bathroom break” EV charging myth.
By Jeremy Johnson on May 22, 2024 - 10:46AM
The Bargersville, Indiana, Police Department saves about $80,000 a year in fuel costs compared to gas-powered vehicles - this has allowed them to also hire two additional officers.
By Denis Flierl on May 22, 2024 - 9:46AM
Which are the SUVs with the most deal-breaking flaws? Consumer Reports has identified the SUVs to avoid. Check out the complete list here before you make a costly mistake.
By Tinsae Aregay on May 22, 2024 - 8:13AM
The new Tesla owner has significantly cut his monthly car payments by switching from a Lexus RX 350 to a Tesla Model Y. The savings were further amplified by gas savings and when he switched from Allstate to Tesla Insurance.
By John Goreham on May 21, 2024 - 3:41PM
We test and review the EVIQO electric vehicle charger. This is a charger with a great price point, and a solid list of features and benefits. 
By Tinsae Aregay on May 21, 2024 - 3:37AM
The Tesla Cybertruck production ramp appears to be going far more smoothly than anyone anticipated. Since the end of April, Tesla has increased Cybertruck production by 50%, reaching an annual run rate of 75,000 Cybertrucks per year.
By Armen Hareyan on May 20, 2024 - 7:50PM
All of a sudden we learned that Chevrolet is bringing back the Camaro with an EV version. But why the EV Camaro? Ford Mustang Mach-E may have something to do with it.
By Denis Flierl on May 20, 2024 - 11:15AM
Which are the most reliable and fuel-efficient new compact SUVs? Check the 13 top models and why the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek is now second-best according to an updated Consumer Reports ranking.
By Tinsae Aregay on May 20, 2024 - 8:08AM
Elon Musk has finally revealed some details regarding the Giga Texas expansion project, which has been shrouded in mystery. Musk says, “The rear portion of the factory extension will be a super dense, water-cooled supercomputer cluster.”
By Justin Hart on May 19, 2024 - 5:11PM
Kia has a lot of new vehicle development going on. One such vehicle is their first electric pickup truck. It seems to be a mid size, crew cab likely to compete with similar trucks from Toyota, Nissan, Chevy, Rivian and Ford.
By Denis Flierl on May 19, 2024 - 8:27AM
There may be good truck deals right now, but the 2024 Ford F-150 Hybrid is not one of them. According to new reports, it's the worst truck deal right now. See how much over MSRP you'll pay to get one. Ford has two on the list. Truck shoppers beware. 
By Tinsae Aregay on May 19, 2024 - 8:18AM
A video shows the first Tesla Cybertruck caught on fire, allegedly following an off-roading accident that damaged the battery pack. Smoke can clearly be seen coming out of the Cybertruck; however, people are questioning the legitimacy of the fire.
By Denis Flierl on May 19, 2024 - 7:02AM
According to Consumer Reports data, the Subaru Solterra is now the most discounted new car. And Subaru wants to collaborate with Toyota for three more? See why it could be a bad idea for Subaru Corporation. 
By Tinsae Aregay on May 18, 2024 - 9:15AM
After a tornado destroyed the electrical grid in Houston, Texas, an unlikely hero—a Tesla Cybertruck—emerged to help gas cars during the power outage. A Cybertruck was seen powering gas pumps, allowing ICE vehicles to fill up.
By Denis Flierl on May 18, 2024 - 9:14AM
According to a new lawsuit, a Porsche dealer's sales manager was taking bribes for high-demand cars. Check out how much he made in this illegal scheme. Then, we'll examine which Porsche models sell the most over MSRP.
By Jeremy Johnson on May 17, 2024 - 12:20AM
Elon Musk just shared that the take rate of FSD is much higher than 2% - that 2% being the number that was reported by a survey, now shown to be incorrect by Elon Musk.