Electric Vehicle News, Reviews and Analysis

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.

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Removes All Variants & Prices From Cybertruck Order Page Hinting At Price Increases & Major Redesign

In an update to the company's online configurator, Tesla has removed all prices and different variants of the Cybertruck from the order page. This has fueled rumors suggesting Tesla is looking to increase the Cybertruck's prices and is possibly Planning a major redesign.
Giga Berlin

Berlin Gigafactory, a Huge Impact on the European EV Market

The adoption of the electric cars by western (and oriental...) society has become popular as more prominent models arrive. But the truth is that car culture is not the same in all countries or regions. In fact, there are great differences between the preferences that may exist, for example, in America, China and Europe. Aspects to be considered at a social level or, simply derived from the physical characteristics of cities, end up being fundamental to understand the dynamics of the automobile market.
Alexandria Ford English

Ford Loses Seat On Rivian Board With Departure Of Alexandra Ford English

Ford made waves when it revealed that it entered a strategic relationship with upstart EV company Rivian, but it appears that the company has suffered a key setback with the news that their representative on Rivian's board of directors Alexandria Ford English has left her role at the company
Tesla Brakes

Why You Would Seldom Need a Brake Pad Replacement in Tesla Models: the Wonders of Regenerative Braking

Unlike gasoline cars, Tesla cars require no traditional oil changes, fuel filters, spark plug replacements or emission checks. As electric cars, even brake pad replacements are rare because regenerative braking (which I will explain further below) returns energy to the battery, significantly reducing wear on brakes.

Outstanding Sound System in Tesla Model 3 with Recent Update, and Active Sound Control Tweak

The Tesla Model 3 sound system has received rave reviews since the car began its initial customer deliveries. Many have noted that the sound quality is superior to even their Model S or Model X vehicles with premium sound upgrades. Teslas with the premium interior option include the ability to turn on immersive sound.
Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford To Deploy "Charging Angels" In Effort To Maintain Charging Network

The Ford F-150 Lightning and the Mustang Mach-E are shaping up to be a duo of electrified sales successes for Ford but they will also put increased demand on the company's charging network. The company has a plan though, and will deploy "charging angels" to help make sure things run smoothly.
Tesla Solar Roof

Giga Berlin Takeaway: Tesla Solar Roof in Germany by 2022

At Gigafactory Berlin-Brandeburg opening last weekend, when asked about when solar roof would be available in Germany, Elon Musk replied “...hopefully next year”, which would roughly translate to 2022. That is certainly good news for future potential users-customers in Germany and Europe in general, as solar panels could be one of the best energy decisions that one can make.
Genesis GV60 Electric Vehicle

Genesis All-electric SUV GV60 Can Wirelessly Recharge and Has A Drift Mode

Do you know about the Hyundai Ioniq 5, and the Kia EV6? If you do, then it should not come as a surprise to you that Genesis, a premium brand from the Hyundai-Kia conglomerate, created a fancy version of that automobile. Welcome the 2023 Genesis GV60, an only-electric EV SUV with Boost mode, Drift mode, face-recognition, and a wireless charging capability.
Tesla Battery

Tesla 4680: Giga Texas to Begin Production in 2022 and a Short Review of Battery Tech

The restricted energy content of batteries is one of the major drawbacks limiting the successful implementation of EV technology nowadays, for every single automaker around the world. Considering the specific energy of gasoline is 9.2kWh/kg, corresponding to more than 3kWh/kg useful specific energy, limitations of the battery powered EV become apparent. That is why any news about Tesla´s 4680 battery production is significant, even more in the case of Giga Texas.

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