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.

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Kia Sorento PHEV Road Trip: Outbound to Wine Country - Red Mountain, WA

Today we set out on a weekend road trip in our 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV to visit Washington State’s warmest AVA (American Viticultural Area), Red Mountain, for a weekend of wine tasting. This AVA is located near Benton City, WA (which isn’t so much a city as it is a small community located just outside the greater metropolitan area known as the Tri-Cities of Washington - Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick), itself a “mid-sized” urban area of roughly 300,000 people, according to Wikipedia.
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Elon Musk: ‘I didn’t leak’ text Messages Of Bill Gates Admitting He Has A $500M Short Position Against Tesla

The New York Times recently shared what appeared to be text messages between Elon Musk and Bill Gates where the former Microsoft CEO admits that he has a $500 million short position against Tesla. Elon Musk has now confirmed the text messages are indeed authentic but, denied that he was behind the leak.
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Tesla Hits Again: Megapack Battery Park And Solar PV For Powering Boulder City, Nevada

Boulder City, located in Nevada and very close to Las Vegas, has been the place selected by a group of companies for the installation of a huge project that combines photovoltaic solar energy with battery storage; a big project that has become a symbol of change for the city, capable of feeding energy from the sun to a city of 60,000 inhabitants.
Elon Musk TED Talk Interview

Elon Musk TED Talk Interview: Every Good Minute Thinking About Tesla Translates To A Million Dollars

In a heartfelt TED Talk, 2022 interview, Elon Musk opens up about how he loses sleep over Tesla and how he works to the edge of insanity, fueled by the realization that every quality minute of thinking about the EV maker translates to a million dollars.
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Elon Musk Responds To Outrage Caused By Tesla Removing The Mobile Connector

In an update to the company's online configurator, today, Tesla announced it will no longer be bundling the Tesla mobile connector as standard equipment that comes with the vehicle. This caused an outcry even amongst Tesla's ardant fans. However, Elon Musk listened to the concerns and has promptly responded with a remedy.
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Breaking: Tesla To Soon Add A Second Screen To Model 3 & Y Suggests Tear-down

One distinguishing feature of the Tesla Model 3 & Y is that the vehicles only come with a single screen for the entire vehicle. However, this might be about to change after a teardown of the vehicles' MCU revealed a currently not in use connector dubbed "2nd display".