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 Solar Panels, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

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.
Tesla Charging

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.
Tesla Model 3 & Y Interior

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".
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Updates Leasing Conditions In The US: Will No Longer Allow Purchase At End Of Contracts

As per the latest information available, from now on the leasing of all Tesla models will not allow their purchase at the end of the contract. In the midst of a situation in which the delay in deliveries and the price increase of new vehicles has led to a steady revaluation of second-hand markets, Tesla has decided to change its policy in the leasing contracts for customers in the US.
Tesla Roadster, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Roadster Reservations Open Again, Including Europe: Good Sign

During the Giga Texas opening event Elon Musk stated that the new Tesla Roadster would rise from the projects put in the fridge, and that it would finally arrive on the market in 2023; an almost traditional announcement that is made at each Tesla event ever since the first presentation of the sports car.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, & Y

ARK Invest’s New Research Gives Tesla A 2026 Bull Case Valuation Of 6.7 Trillion Dollars

ARK Invest has released a new Tesla research. In this new model, ARK says Tesla can reach $4,600 per share by 2026. However, this is ARK's base case scenario, in the firm's bull case, ARK says Tesla can reach more than $5,800 per share or a $6.7 trillion market cap.
Tesla Roadster

Tesla Hints At Price Increase For The Roadster After Making $250M Just From Reservations

In an update to the company's online configurator, Tesla has removed all pricing information for the Roadster. This hints at an upcoming price increase. The EV maker has also sold out of the Founders Series Roadster after making $250 million from reservations.
Tesla Giga Shanghai

Tesla China Sells 65.8K Vehicles In March Despite Giga Shanghai Shutdown

Tesla China has just posted its second-highest monthly delivery number in March producing and selling 65,814 vehicles. This number is even more impressive when we take into account Shanghai, the location for Tesla's only China factory has been experiencing lockdowns due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV in the forest near Bend, OR

Kia PHEV Road Trip: the Perks and the Jerks

Owning a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) comes with some special perks including the ability to utilize two forms of fuel, one of which is sometimes available for free and allows the blissful experience of all electric driving. We just spent a week at a resort on the Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon which also offered the luxury of free 240V charging.