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.

2023 Ford Lightning Pro SSV

Wall St. Journal Takes Aim At Ford Success And It Misses

We know that the news from Washington and the major world capitals slows down in August. It's the month in Europe when folks take their vacations and it is the time in Washington when everyone escapes the oppressive heat and humidity. Because life slows down appreciably, there are fewer easy headlines for reporters to write cover and write about. What better time to do a hit piece on a successful automaker like Ford?
Kia Sportage and Sorento PHEVs

Kia's July 2022 US Sales Down Year-Over-Year, But Electrified Sales Up 86 Percent

Not to sound like a broken record, but once again Kia has seen its monthly sales slip, but at the same time its electrified vehicle sales increased significantly, 86% in fact. This month however, those increased sales are from hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sales, specifically.
Hummer Ultium platform

Automakers Claim New EV Tax Credit Regulations Are Too Restrictive

Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin are already celebrating the benefits of a recently announced EV tax credit plan, but while the bill is resonating well with Democrats, automakers could throw a monkey wrench into the proceedings and reading some of the finer elements of the bill also reveal other key issues.