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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 Jeremy Johnson on June 21, 2024 - 3:10PM
If you have heard news that Tesla's sales are down, you might want to take a look at this.
By Jeremy Johnson on June 21, 2024 - 2:36PM
A creator made pictures, descriptions, and the prices of what Tesla's van will be. This is the most realistic depiction of it I've ever seen and is very close to what Tesla might release.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 21, 2024 - 6:17AM
My Foundation Series Tesla Cybertruck Delivery is set for two days; however, I can save $27,500 If I refuse delivery, pay Tesla the $1000 penalty, and wait for the regular Cybertruck variant to come out in a few months.
By Armen Hareyan on June 20, 2024 - 11:06AM
A new Tesla Cybertruck owner is loving his truck, but has encountered a couple of odd quirks. His windshield wiper activates on its own and the suspension occasionally delivers a surprising bump.
By John Goreham on June 20, 2024 - 10:16AM
We overview the Lectron Vortex Plug, which allows non-Tesla owners to connect their CCS-equipped vehicle to the Tesla Supercharger.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 20, 2024 - 7:37AM
The Cybertruck uses Tesla’s newest 4680 battery cells, which is Tesla’s first foray into battery cell manufacturing. Naturally, this raises some concerns. Luckily, the first person to travel 15,000 miles in a Cybertruck shares battery degradation details.
By Jeremy Johnson on June 19, 2024 - 6:08PM
A Tesla owner, Ryan, went around Australia and interviewed other people about Tesla vehicles and the results are quite shocking. Here's what happened.
By Denis Flierl on June 19, 2024 - 11:13AM
Consumer Reports says the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek hits the used-car sweet spot. What does that mean, and why does Consumer Reports call the Crosstrek a "Pseudo-SUV"?
By Tinsae Aregay on June 19, 2024 - 8:49AM
A new Tesla Cybertruck owner driving 75mph on the highway accidentally hit a deer. Describing the incident, the Cybertruck owner said that his wife, who was next to him, barely felt the collision, and the deer “bounced right off cleanly.”
By Denis Flierl on June 19, 2024 - 7:00AM
The 2025 Subaru Outback is coming, but should you buy it? I'll give a compelling reason why you should wait another year.
By Jeremy Johnson on June 18, 2024 - 4:31PM
Joe Biden just said the future of electric vehicles will be in the U.S., made by union workers. This completely ignores what Tesla has done in the U.S. with EVs.
By Denis Flierl on June 18, 2024 - 11:01AM
Electric vehicles are the wave of the future, but Hybrid vehicles are the wave of the present. Subaru is about to catch the wave, but is it too late?
By Tinsae Aregay on June 18, 2024 - 10:36AM
A hyper-realistic image showing a Tesla Cybertruck rear-ending another Tesla Cybertruck is circulating on Facebook. The people behind the campaign are unknown; however, the picture is being used to create doubt about the Cybertruck’s durability.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 18, 2024 - 6:30AM
Elon Musk and Henrik Fisker have been in a highly publicized dispute since 2008. Today, Fisker declared bankruptcy on his Tesla competitor for the second time. Musk responded to the news, saying, “The natural state of a car company is dead.”
By Tinsae Aregay on June 17, 2024 - 11:10AM
A few weeks ago, we saw a unique Tesla Cybertruck with a reflective finish. However, rather than being a wrap, the owner metal polished his Cybertruck to give it this unique look. The work took 4 guys 8 days to complete, and now the truck can be yours.
By John Goreham on June 17, 2024 - 9:26AM
The in-stock retail inventory of new vehicles in the U.S. market has been steadily climbing back to the levels seen before the shortages. This is great news for consumers
By Tinsae Aregay on June 17, 2024 - 8:52AM
During a recent road trip, a Tesla Model 3 driver found himself in a precarious position. His vehicle only had 3 miles left, but the closest supercharger was 7 miles away. However, this feature saved him from getting stranded in the middle of nowhere.
By Dimitar Angelov on June 17, 2024 - 6:09AM
The Lexus IS is due for a third mid-cycle refresh and it is shaping up to be the most comprehensive one, as Toyota's fifth-generation hybrid powertrains will be among the new engine options.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 17, 2024 - 5:50AM
Tesla has famously fitted the Cybertruck with the largest windshield glass in the automotive industry. This is good for visibility & creating an open-air feeling; however, if the windshield cracks, you’ll be left with a massive $2442 bill for replacement.
By Jeremy Johnson on June 16, 2024 - 4:03PM
Elon Musk just shared on X that the new Tesla Roadster can fly. What does this mean exactly? We'll dive in to find out.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 16, 2024 - 9:25AM
A new video shows a Cybertruck owner loading up his entire apartment on a Tesla Cybertruck bed. In one go, the Cybertruck owner was able to transport mattresses, tables, chairs, curtains, and several other household items using his Cybertuck.
By Denis Flierl on June 16, 2024 - 6:41AM
If you buy a new Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or other model now, everything has changed. Check out the information here before you buy. 
By Tinsae Aregay on June 15, 2024 - 3:28AM
Tesla has announced that by the end of the year, the current Cybertruck production line will be fully ramped to 2500 trucks a week, or 125,000 Cybertrucks per year. Musk has also confirmed that Cybertruck’s starting price will be $20,000 less.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 14, 2024 - 9:22AM
During the 2024 Tesla shareholders’ meeting, Elon Musk teased three brand-new vehicles: the Robotaxi (CyberCab), a redesigned second-generation Roadster that can fly short distances, and a never-before-seen Tesla Van.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 14, 2024 - 6:55AM
At the recently held 2024 Tesla annual shareholders’ meeting, Elon Musk revealed that next year, Tesla plans to create “a special version of the Cybertruck” that can be sold in Europe and China. Lays out Cybertruck short-term priorities.
By Denis Flierl on June 14, 2024 - 6:54AM
Subaru unveils its cutting-edge hybrid powertrain, a technological leap that will soon be available in the new Forester hybrid and other Subaru models. Get ready to be thrilled by what's coming for customers in the near future.
By Dimitar Angelov on June 14, 2024 - 5:56AM
For 2025, the Honda Civic introduces a new hybrid powertrain that matches the Corolla hybrid in terms of fuel economy, but the new pricing puts it in an odd position.
By Mary Conway on June 13, 2024 - 8:30PM
Rocky Mountain Automotive Press got to experience 18 different vehicles and spectacular scenery.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 13, 2024 - 12:45PM
As Tesla grows to become more than an auto maker, Elon Musk has revealed an often-overlooked advantage Tesla has if the company chooses to create a smartphone; this advantage is Tesla’s in-house operating system.
By Denis Flierl on June 13, 2024 - 6:29AM
How good a value is the 2024 Subaru Forester? Consumer Reports say it's the best SUV you can buy. See why a perfect storm is brewing at Subaru and how it affects buyers now.