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 Long Press

How To Bring Tesla Apps To The Top Of The Screen With Long Press

Here is another cool Tesla tip! In earlier versions of the Tesla OS, all applications would default to the top half of the screen. Applications like Media, Energy, and Phone now default to the bottom. If you want an application to appear at the top, simply long-press or touch-and-hold the application icon.
Tesla Model S vs Chevy Bolt

Used Tesla Model S Prices vs Owning a New Chevy Bolt

I am looking at purchasing a Bolt EV for delivery in mid October. I was looking at the cost of a used Tesla Model S 85 and the price is about $11,000 more than the Chevy Bolt. My question is in about 8 months time would the used Tesla market come down enough to justify giving up the Ontario incentives to own a Tesla, or should I get a new Bolt?
2019 ID Buzz

I.D. family bumps e-Golf from Volkswagen lineup

Volkswagen plans to phase out the e-Golf as the automaker continues work on its 8th Generation Golf. The reason for the phaseout is VW's new I.D. electric family. The three-model lineup will have a fully electric hatchback, taking the space used the e-Golf. VW execs say there's no need for two hatchbacks in the same segment.
2019_Honda_Insight

Future Generation Honda Owners Will Perceive Electric Vehicles as the Norm

My mother remembers Horse Stables on Hollywood Boulevard back when she was a girl. Me, I rode the last original electric Red Car streetcars in Southern California with my grandmother as a 5-year old. Soon after General Motors with the help of Standard Oil pushed public transportation back several decades. Today, we move back to the future with the electric car.
Alex Guberman speaks with H. Fisker at CES 2018

Electric Car Future at CES: Unveilings, Surprises and Disappointments

CES 2018 has come to an end but the hype it has created in the world of electric cars is just starting to spread. It is clear that electric cars are becoming more than just cars. They are hi-tech devices on wheels that are connected to the rest of our world. So, it is no surprise that more and more electric cars and EV related technologies are being showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Tesla Model 3 Interior Textile

Why Tesla Model 3 owners complain about interior quality

The Tesla Model S and Model X were sometimes criticized for quality in the interior. Beeps, creaks or just a moderate finish. We had to wait and see if that would be the case with the Model 3. The deliveries of Model 3 are currently taking place and this time the vehicle is hit again. Costumers are complaining on social media and on forums.
Nissan Leaf Uber Driving

I Am a Nissan Leaf Uber Driver and I Convert Gas Drivers With Rides

If you have been curious about electric cars and unwilling to deal with a clueless salesman there is an Uber and Lyft driver in Portland, Oregon who drives an all electric Nissan Leaf who understands the pitfalls of the archaic model of the auto dealer. Call an Uber or Lyft in Portland and you'll have a chance to feel what driving electric feels like and get your questions answered without the fear of being nickel and dimed.

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