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.

Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E

Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 both Outsold Ford Mustang Mach-E in February

In the short time that Kia’s EV6 has been on sale in the U.S. (since early February), it is already outselling the best selling non-Tesla EV from 2021, the Ford Mustang Mach-E. To be clear, that is for only a single month of sales, so far. But Kia’s EV6 isn’t the only Korean EV outselling Ford, Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 also outsold the Mustang Mach-E last month. Note, February was only the second month the Ioniq 5 was on sale in the U.S.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

At Last: Tesla Giga Berlin Model Y To Begin Deliveries Tomorrow, March 22

Tesla wanted to build its Gigafactory plant in Germany in record time. Something that in fact was actually achieved; but then a plethora of bureaucratic problems delayed the initial plans to start production in the summer of 2021. Now Tesla has indicated that once all the permits are received, it hopes to start delivering the first units tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22.