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.

2018 Kia Niro EV

I Wish Tesla and Nissan Also Had This Feature That Kia Niro EV Has

Finally someone thought to solve the problem of silent EVs. The 2018 Kia Niro EV has a simple feature that solves a huge safety problem with electric cars. This simple feature should be installed in Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3, Nissan Leaf and all other EVs that silent powertrains.
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Astounding Honda Clarity Electric Acquisition Volume Fuels Maker’s EV Directive

Looking to American Honda Motors’ 2017 sales report, there’s a surprise or two. It would appear that Honda’s intent to electrify the majority of the maker’s car and light truck lineup in the U.S., is well on its way, with Clarity leading the charge. Why Clarity?
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Short Descriptions of Why Nissan Leaf Owners Don't Like Their Car or Love It

Most Nissan Leaf owners love their Leaf and give it a very high rating out of ten, but the range and winter are the only reasons those ratings don't make ten out of ten. Here is what Leaf owners say about their cars if you are considering to purchase a new or used Leaf.
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Shades of Honda Civic: Honda embarks on mission of mainstream electrification with 2019 Insight

Shades of Honda Civic? Certainly. As Civic drove America into an age of affordable, fuel efficient personal transportation, 2019 Insight will continue a movement at Honda, and the auto industry as a whole, taking the electrified car mainstream.
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This Village in Armenia May Be Tesla's Next Powerpack Location

You may have heard about Tesla's Powerpack stations if you have read what Tesla was doing in Puerto Rico. These are utility and business energy storage units that help to store energy. Let's say you have a solar station and produce excess amount of energy. You need something like Powerpack to store your extra energy. That's what Tesla and Armenia are negotiating about and here is where the first pilot project will be built in Armenia.

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