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 at Qatar Economic Forum

Elon Musk Says He Will Take A Similar Role At Twitter As He Currently Has At Tesla & SpaceX

As Elon Musk's deal to buy Twitter approaches, there have been questions concerning what his role will be at the social media giant and, how that will affect his work at Tesla and SpaceX. And today, at his appearance at the Qatar Economic Forum, Musk answered those questions saying, he will take a similar role at Twitter as he currently has at Tesla & SpaceX.
Kia Sorento PHEV with roof racks

Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid Battery Range Stands Up To Heavier Acceleration

The other day I revisited a battery only driving range test in my 2022 Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid (PHEV). This time through the test, I drove as hard as I could without forcing the Sorento out of its battery-only EV mode and compared my range to my previous test in which I drove as gently as possible to try and achieve maximum EV range.
Giga Texas Built Tesla Model Y

Breaking: Refreshed Tesla Model Y With 4680 Cells & Structural Pack Gets A 0 To 60mph Upgrade

Tesla began selling the refreshed Model Y with 4680 cells and a structural battery pack at the Giga Texas opening event. The vehicle was a bit of a head scratcher for the Tesla community as it has worse range & performance than the 2170 Model Y Long Range. However, now we learned that Tesla is offering an acceleration boost for the refreshed Model Y through an over-the-air update.
2023 Kia Carnival and Kia Seltos

Kia Raises Prices On Some 2023 Models But Not Electrified Models, Yet

Earlier this week, Kia announced small price increases on two of its non-electrified models for the 2023 model year in the U.S. market, the Seltos subcompact SUV and Carnival minivan. These price increases are all less than $1,000, due to inflation and increased shipping costs, and don’t necessarily affect all trim levels of these models. But it begs the question: Will Kia be raising prices on its other models soon too?
Hummer Ev production line

GMC Announces $6,000 Price INcrease For Hummer EV, Follows Similar Moves By Rivals

The GMC Hummer EV pickup has rapidly become one of the most important launches that the brand has ever done. The all-electric super truck can go just about anywhere and coddle drivers in luxury. It's also very expensive with prices going over $100,000 in certain models. Recent changes in the broader production web though have forced GMC to raise prices for the entire lineup.
VW ID.4, Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Niro EV, Kia EV6

Kia And Hyundai Oddly Absent From Bloomberg EV Sales Leadership Report For 2025

Conspicuously, Bloomberg Intelligence has completely ignored one of the largest and fastest growing electric vehicle (EV) producers in the world in its recent business intelligence piece on global battery-electric vehicles sales. More accurately, I should say they ignored two of the largest and fastest growing companies, Kia and Hyundai, which are so closely tied we can justifiably consider them as one company.
Ford Mustang Mach-Es Recalled For High-Voltage Problem

Ford Halts Some Mach-E Deliveries To Fix Electrical Problem

It goes without saying that the Ford Mustang Mach-E is a popular vehicle. Indeed, the order bank for Ford's first electric was shut for a long time as the number of orders exceeded the automaker's ability to produce them. Now, dealers have been told to fix any Mach-Es before they are delivered and any others on their lot because of a high-voltage electrical problem.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, & Y

Tesla Increases All Vehicle Prices, Some By As Much As $6000, Model Y Now Starts At $66K

In an update to the company's online configurator, Tesla has once again increased the prices of all its vehicles. The price increases range from $1,000 all the way up to $6,000. The new hikes have also pushed the starting price of the Model Y to $66,000.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

One Out Of Three Electric Cars Sold In The US Is A Tesla Model Y

The United States is the second most important EV market in the world, mainly thanks to the State of California; being one of the 50 states in the union, it certainly seems like a different country when it comes to electric cars, but one thing is clear: Tesla clearly dominates electric car sales in all 50 states, and one model especially stands out from the SX3Y quartet, the Model Y.

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