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.

Elon Musk's interview about Tesla getting into mining

Elon Musk's Interview on Tesla Getting Into Mining

Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave an interview at the Future of the Car conference, organized by the Financial Times. In that Interview musk spoke about many interesting topics concerning not only Tesla, but also his children's interests. But one of the important topics was whether Tesla will get into mining to secure the necessary amount of batteries for its electric cars.
E-transit Custom

Ford Brings EV Magic To Smaller Transit Custom Van, Promises 236 Miles Of Range

Ford's Transit EV full-size van shook up the commercial vehicle sector a short while ago when the company revealed that it had infused the iconic model with an all-electric powertrain, But while the Transit has managed to garner some sales, we haven't seen moves in smaller van segments. Ford has changed that with the all-new E-Transit Custom
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Q1 2022: Tesla Model Y Surpasses Model 3 To Become Best-Selling EV In The World

In March 2022, 851,000 plug-in vehicles (electric cars and plug-in hybrids) were registered around the whole planet, which represented a 60% year-on-year increase. As a result, plug-in models reached a 15% market share (pure electrics alone made up 11%). Non-plug-in hybrids stayed at 832,000 units; in addition, they barely experienced a 1% growth.
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Tesla Says Upcoming ‘Futuristic’ Robotaxi Will Not Focus On Acceleration, Top Speed, & Handling

Information regarding Tesla's upcoming dedicated robotaxi has been quite limited so far. In what might be the very first details about the new vehicle, Tesla today revealed the design principle of the upcoming robotaxi. Tesla says acceleration, top speed, and handling will not be a top priority for the new vehicle.
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Tesla Giga Texas Begins 4680 Cell Production Giving Hope for A 400 Plus Mile Range Model Y

According to leaks citing Tesla cell engineers, today the EV maker has started 4680 battery production at Giga Texas. This is expected to alleviate Tesla's cell constraint and enable the EV maker to launch a Model Y with more than 400 miles of range.
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Tesla Received 3 Million Job Applications In A Single Year Thanks To The Elon Musk Effect

Today, Tesla, together with the company's annual impact report announced that in 2021 the EV maker received 3 million job applications. This is in large part thanks to Tesla's charismatic CEO Elon Musk. And suggests in 2021, Tesla received 100 applications per job opening.

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