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.

2017 Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt vs Nissan Leaf: When You Should Keep Your Volt

In recent weeks we have heard numerous reports of people speaking to the media explaining why they traded their Chevy Bolt for a Tesla. However, there are a number of Chevy Volt owners who simply want to go all-electric, but with less expensive options. Their comparison is between the Volt, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Bolt. Yet, there are situations in which keeping the Volt is a better choice for them.
Tesla Model 3 Performance coming soon

Tesla's Record Model 3 Production Week: Registering 3000 New VINs and Performance Version

It was just yesterday we reported that Tesla registered a record batch of Model 3 VINs, but this morning Tesla went for another record by registering another batch of nearly 3,000 Model 3 VINs. This will make the first week of April 2018 a record week for Tesla's Model 3 production.
Elon Musk in Do You Trust This Computer

Elon Musk: "We Are Rapidly Headed Toward Digital Super Intelligence That Far Exceeds Any Humans"

Tesla CEO just tweeted that Chris Paine's AI movie is premiering tonight in which he has sharp warning about the AI and its future threat to humanity. Here is the video trailer of "Do You Trust This Computer" and what's in it.
Tesla Model 3 production

The Effect of Elon Sleeping In The Factory on Model 3 Production and a New Tesla Factory Drone Flyover

Tesla Model 3's production is gaining real momentum. This is something Tesla really needs and the timing is perfect considering the recent setback with Model X crash, investigation, debt issues and the release of the 1st quarter results. Let's now give credit to hundreds of Tesla workers.
Tesla model s plugged in

Plugging Tesla in Every Night vs Waiting Until Battery Gets to a Lower Level

"Does anyone know if Tesla recommends that one should plug their car in every night or wait till battery gets to a lower level. Does it matter? I charge to 80%, but sometimes only drive 40miles round trip to work daily," asks Chris Less in Tesla Model S Owners group on Facebook. Questions like this about how often to plugin and recharge your Tesla are common. Let's take a look at how Tesla owners plugin and charge their cars and what Tesla recommends.
Tesla Model 3

The 1st Tesla Model 3 Cars Appearing in China and Dubai Are Imported Second hand US Model 3s

Tesla investors are eagerly waiting to hear when Tesla will start directly to sell Model 3s in China. But with the recent tariff and trade "wars" between China and the United States selling cars with reasonable prices in China will become a more difficult task for Tesla.
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Uber Fatality vs Tesla Model X Fatality: The Difference and Safeguards for Self-driving Cars

Recently two major accidents shook the world of electric and self-driving cars: one involved self-driven Uber and the second involved a Tesla Model X in which autopilot was engaged.Is there a difference in these accidents? Tesla investors, in particular want to know because soon self-driving cars will be strictly regulated. Here are some details we know.
Tesla Chassis

Why Tesla Batteries Catch Fires, but Bolt and Volt Batteries Don't

Google Chevy Bolt battery fire and you will not find a single story that says Chevy Bolt had an accident and battery caught fire. Yet, there are number of Tesla cases where the battery caught fire after an accident. Why Tesla batteries catch fire while Chevy Volt and Bolt batteries don't. Or at least, in the case of Bolt and Volt the battery fires are extremely rare or unusual.
Tesla Model S Charging

3 Reasons Tesla Shares Are Dropping, But The 4th Is The Most Serious

Tesla Motors stock price (TSLA) is dropping because of 3 most-talked-about reasons, which is mainly covered in the media these days. But there is even more important issue, which is less talked about: the issue of Tesla's debt. And we don't hear more about it. Therefore, there are 4 reasons Tesla's stock price is tanking. Which of these four reasons, do you think is the most serious cause for the Tesla's stock price drop?
Why GM's CEO does not drive an electric car.

GM's CEO Mary Barra Promotes Electric Cars - Why She Herself Chooses Not To Drive One

In a wide-ranging interview on the subjects of electric vehicles, power infrastructure, and international trade, Mary Barra shares her vision of a future with compact EVs in everyone's driveway. However, she opts to drive the largest gasoline vehicle GM makes. Her reason is revealing.
Tesla Charging

Fund Manager's Email To Clients: "Tesla, without any doubt, is on the verge of bankruptcy"

John Thompson, a hedge-fund manager of Vilas Capital Management, who manages $25 million, wrote his clients over the weekend and said “Tesla, without any doubt, is on the verge of bankruptcy," He has several reasons and Tesla is this fund's biggest position now. And Moody's just downgraded TSLA because of Model 3 production delays.

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