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.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk & Bill Gates

Elon Musk Says He Has ‘Trust Issues’ After Bill Gates’ Tesla Short Position Balloons to $2 Billion

Last month through leaked text messages between Bill Gates and Elon Musk we learned that the former Microsft CEO has a massive $500 million short position in Tesla. And now Musk says Gates' Tesla short position has grown to $1.5 to $2 billion and revealed that it gives him trust issues.
2022 Kia Sorento with Stand Up Paddle Board on roof

Touring Oregon Pinot Country in the 2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid

After wrapping up roughly a week of vacation on the Oregon Coast, we head out from Rockaway Beach with a full battery charge and just over ¼ tank of gasoline. A few miles later, at our first gas stop so far, our Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) has achieved about the same fuel efficiency as a Toyota Prius even at 1,500 pounds heavier and with a significantly larger footprint.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk & Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Elon Musk Calls AOC A Puppet After Revealing She Wants To Replace Her Tesla With A Union Built EV

The Democratic party and Elon Musk have been going through a rough patch as of late. And now, in response to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's decision to replace her Tesla Model 3 with a union-built EV, Musk has responded by insinuating she is a puppet for unions.

Day Tripping on the Oregon Coast with the Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid

My family and I are spending a week on the Oregon coast. Our Airbnb host gave us the okay to plug in our Kia Sorento PHEV and we also made use of public charging options, when convenient. By charging up at least once every day so far, we have stretched a single tank of gas (12.4 gallons) to over 600 miles of total range.
Ford Recalls Mustang Mach-Es to fix software problem

Ford Recalls Mustang Mach-Es To Update Problem Computer Code

As vehicles become more reliant on car area networks, connectivity, and computers in general automakers have to be sure that software is up to date and not causing problems. That's why Ford is recalling a limited number of its hot-selling Mustang Mach-E crossovers to fix a potential problem with the computer code. Ford plans an over-the-air update.
Tesla Solar Panels, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Building Huge EV Charging Oasis In The Mojave Desert

Tesla continues to allocate a significant amount of resources to an issue that is decisive and crucial to promoting the massive adoption of electric cars: expanding the network of fast charging points. The Supercharger network is one of the key features that allowed Tesla to distance and in fact, differentiate itself from other brands that also sell 100% electric vehicles.