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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Cool Map of Electric Vehicles Per 1000 People Leaves You Wanting To Know More

Yesterday the US Department of Energy released the transportation analysis fact of the week in which the state of California had the highest concentration of plug-in electric cars relative to population in 2016. It's a cool map, which makes you want to know more.
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Tesla’s Newest and Largest Supercharger in America is Now In Business

One of the biggest weapons of Tesla is its one of a kind supercharger network. It is exclusive to Tesla owners who are able to fast charge their cars while traveling or simply in need of an extra charge, and most of the time at absolutely no cost to them. Lately, as more and more Tesla vehicles hit the road, some of the more popular supercharger locations have been hit by long lines and therefore long wait times, sometimes totaling in up to 2 hours per one charge.
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Big Oil and negative brand perception stalls electric vehicle sales momentum

In October and November, Torque News gained some seat time in Chevy Bolt, Honda Clarity, and Hyundai Ionic. These compact 5-door electric hatchbacks are viable everyday drivers by any measure. Yet, there’s a factor or two keeping Bolt and other segment breaching EVs from going mainstream.
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Chevy Bolt Owners Have Only One Complaint, But Hey, This Is Not a Buick EV

Two weeks ago I test drove the Chevy Bolt from a local Chevrolet dealership in Hickory, NC. My impressions are very positive and it could well be my next car as I am thinking to purchase an electric vehicle to be our next car. But I felt something and I asked other Bolt owners about this driving experience and they agreed with me.
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Excellent Chevy Bolt Video Review and Road Test by Alex on Autos

With 238+ miles of electric range, an affordable sticker price and better acceleration than your average compact hatchback the Bolt is the first no-compromises EV in America. There may be snazzier EVs, there may be faster EVs and there may be more comfortable EVs, but none of the other options offers the blend of features, price, range and of course universal availability that we see in the Chevy Bolt.

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