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 Can Produce The Semi in a Tent and Batteries in Nevada

Tesla Can Produce The Semi in a Tent and Batteries in Nevada

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's statement that production of Tesla Semi’s battery and powertrain would take place at Giga Nevada, points strongly to the idea that Tesla's million-mile batteries will be in limited production in Nevada before the end of this year. Realistically, the Semi production numbers are so relatively small that Tesla could set up Semi assembly tents in Fremont, just as they previously did with the first mass-production Model 3s.
Jay Leno and Elon Musk talk about the 2020 Tesla Roadster's Rocket Thruster

Elon Musk Explains Jay Leno The Details of Tesla Roadster's Rocket Thruster

Yesterday, CNBC released a couple of sneak peek teasers of Jay Leno’s Garage Cybertruck Episode, in which Jay Leno and Tesla CEO talk about the 2020 Tesla Roadster with rocket thrusters! Elon Musk describes it as "full-on James Bond” and explains how the rocket thruster will work in a Tesla Roadster if the car doesn’t run on fuel.