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.

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Why 2019 Insight is Honda’s Answer to the perfect Compact 4-Door Sedan

It’s not often that a major manufacturer delivers a superior car or light truck these days for less than $23,000. Honda’s 2019 Insight hybrid is the maker’s answer to the perfect compact 4-door sedan. However, there’s a heck of a lot more going on here than fuel economy.
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Nissan's Leaf Is Making Electric Vehicles Ever More Practical and Attractive

The Nissan Leaf occupies an interesting place in the EV market. While there are a few electric vehicles which are cheaper, the Leaf is still the most popular in the (barely) less than $30,000 market. With a couple of changes, the car inches toward becoming a realistic purchase for one-car families and individuals.
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Tesla Model S Shoppers May Want to Hold Out for The Porsche Taycan

Since they began deliveries in 2014, Tesla's Model S has been the most affordable and practical electric car available. Since then, Tesla has further cemented its name in the marketplace, become the premier marque for electric vehicles. Now, however, a new entry into the market makes Tesla's already difficult financial situation less sure. Porsche has announced that the recently named Taycan electric sports car will be on the roads in 2019 - in the same price bracket as the Tesla Model S.
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EV Owners' Verdict on EV Battery Life Expectancy

At what mileage/kilometers on the odometer would you all deem EV is getting old? "Ultimately I am curious what the life expectancy is on one of these vehicles. I know you can continuously replace EV Battery Cells as they go bad rather than changing the entire battery pack," asks one Kia Soul EV owner in one of the popular electric car groups on Facebook, which actively discussed EV battery life expectancy.
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If Tesla Build In-House Insurance Here Is What It Needs To Succeed

Tesa is developing its InsureMyTesla insurance program and further expanding it. Later in 2018 Alex Tsetsenekos, Head of North America for Tesla's new Managing General Agency, InsureMyTesla, will be joining the discussion to deliver the closing keynote presentation, Building a Customer Centric Insurance Company for Tesla, on October 3. I spoke with some Tesla Model S owners and here is what they said Tesla needs for them to switch to Tesla's own insurance program.
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Interesting Announcement from Honda and GM to Make EV Batteries Even Cheaper, More Powerful

There is a very interesting development to from Honda and the General Motors to make electric car batteries even cheaper and more powerful. At least Honda is getting more serious about EVs, not just fulfilling compliance requirements. GM may move beyond The Volt and Bolt.

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