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.

Ford F150 must be turned into EV

EV Versions of Top-Selling Trucks, Like Ford F-150 and Toyota Tacoma, are still not available, but There Is Good News

Canada's British Columbia last week joined 10 US States and a number of major countries, which have passed mandates to achieve Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by 2040. This is the good news, but the automotive industry and governments must work overcome the obstacles and concerns to make this a reality.
Chrysler Concept Cars including the 2020 Imperial and ME Four Twelve Concept Sportscar and the 2020 300

The Renault Chrysler Déja Vú All Over Again! FCA Fiat Chrysler and Renault Agree to Merge into an Electric “LeCar” Alliance!

EDIT 5/27/19- Fiat Chrysler submits formal merger proposals to both boards of directors of FCA and Renault in a 50/50 acquisition. Both companies want to consolidate. The fact is that they really can benefit from each other, so as long as it isn’t about another LeCar econobox or Alliance compact!

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