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 Model Y structural battery

Elon Musk Admits He Got Idea For Tesla Model Y Front & Rear Casting From Toys

Elon Musk at his latest appearance at the All-In Conference has revealed that he got the idea for Model Y front and rear casting from the manufacturing process of toys. This is yet another example of Musk's first principles ethos and why the EV maker is leading the industry.
Tesla Cybertruck, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Opens Semi Reservations, But Closes Cybertruck Reservations To Europe And China

Tesla's full range of industrial vehicles has not yet hit the market, despite the fact that the models began to be known five years ago: it was in 2017 when the Tesla Semi was introduced, and in 2019 a truly revolutionary electric pick-up, the Cybertruck was also presented. But they are not being manufactured yet because it literally has not been possible.
EVs Are Not Green Says This Mechanic

Why You Should Not Buy an EV Today

Contrary to what you might be led to believe, buying an electric vehicle today does not make sense on multiple fronts for the reasons given by the EV industry and social media. Here’s what one mechanic has to say about gas prices, EV snake oil, and the EV trend we are seeing today that explains why you should not jump on the EV bandwagon just yet.
Tesla Giga Berlin Model Y vehicles parked and ready for delivery

Tesla Giga Berlin's Model Y Production Numbers Show Moderate Progress with Big Expectation in July

Tesla is making rapid improvements at Giga Berlin to increase the Model Y production. But even with only one shift per day, reducing the station time to a quarter would mean four times of the current production volume, i.e. about 350 Model Ys per day or 7000 per month.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla Shares Give Up Gains After Elon Musk Says He is “Still Committed” To Buy Twitter

Earlier today, Elon Musk announced that he was putting the deal to buy Twitter on hold. This sent Tesla shares up 7% following rumors Musk is planning to walk away from the Twitter deal altogether. However, soon after Tesla stock gave up some of its gains after Musk reiterated that he was still committed to buy the social media platform.

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