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.

Hyundai IONITY EV charging

Hyundai Takes Major Charging Step To Fight Tesla

Hyundai takes a major step in EV charging with its European partner IONITY. While Tesla has more charging stations on the Continent, IONITY offers the more powerful 350 kW charging that Tesla aspires to for its models. Hyundai needs to follow this blueprint to be successful with the launch of the IONIQ EV brand in 2021 in the U.S.
2020 Ford EcoBoost Mustang blue color

The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Gets Focus RS Engine, but Enjoyable Drive

Ford has a new performance Mustang in the stable, but it's probably not exactly what you would expect. V8 engine? Nothing! The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Coupe, which Torque News has been testing this week has a 2.3L high performance EcoBoost engine, which is closely related to the one in the Focus RS.
Toyota Venza hybrid engine image by John Goreham

It's What's Missing That Matters - Why Toyota Hybrids Are So Much More Reliable Than Other Brands' Vehicles

Sometimes less is more. In the case of Toyota’s long list of green vehicles, less troublesome parts means more reliable vehicles. Here’s what Toyota got rid of to improve durability and reliability in the Avalon, Venza, Sienna, Prius, RAV4 Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, and Highlander Hybrid.

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