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 To Deliver Cybertruck Without Side-View Mirrors Suggests $436M Samsung Camera Supply Deal

A report out of Korea states Tesla has signed a $436 million deal with Samsung for the latter to supply cameras to be used on EVs. The report also suggests the cameras will be used on the Cybertruck and that the vehicle will not have side-view mirrors.

How Mach-E Suspension & High Voltage Wiring Compares to Tesla

The differences between the Ford Mach-E and its Tesla competitor is not so much about performance; rather, it could be described as being “Tesla-Style” vs “Ford-Style” where the devil is in the details when it comes to engineering. In this must-see video, Sandy Munro brings in Cory Steuben who explains the front and rear suspension systems including the high voltage wiring in this breakdown comparison between Ford and Tesla.
Redesigned battery system in 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E Battery Teardown With EV Battery Experts Sandy Munro and Mark Ellis

Here’s a great opportunity to take a look at the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E battery and learn what concerns battery industry experts have about it, as well as how Ford’s battery system may hold some advantages over the battery pack systems used in Tesla and other EVs.
Ram 1500 EV

Dodge and Ram Could Be Real Competition For Mustang and F-150 When It Comes To Electrification

Stellantis announced a major electrification initiative for its entire product line including an EV Ram truck and a mysterious EV muscle car. These competitive EVs could challenge Mustang and F-150 Lightning. EV pickup truck and muscle car expected from company in 2024.
Tesla shines in 1000 mile EV race

Tesla in an 11 EV 1000 Mile Race

Call it a “non-race race” if you will, but pitting 11 popular EVs against each other in a four-state 1,000 mile loop, and you’ve got an event worth watching. Check out this YouTube video that shows how Tesla actually does against other EVs when it’s not ludicrous speed performance that counts, but the electronics controlling its power, the difference in charging rates between vehicles and charging stations…and smart decision making.
Tesla Model 2

The Tesla Model 2, the End of All Other EV's

Tesla has said it can produce a Model 2 hatchback car for $25,000 that is fully autonomous, will use 4680 batteries, and get about 250 miles of range. When Tesla announces this compact, Model 2 vehicle, it will create mass adoption of electric vehicles, will be the end of all other electric vehicles, and definitely the end of all internal combustion engine vehicles.

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