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 Cybertruck

New Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Spotted With A Broken Windshield, Lidar Sensors & Unusual Wheels

Tesla is currently in the process of getting ready to launch the Cybertruck. And today, we got a glimpse into that process as a new Cybertruck prototype was spotted which appeared to have been off-road testing. This Cybertruck prototype had a broken windshield, several scratches all over the body, bolted-on Lidar sensors, and a new unconventional wheel design.
Silver 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV

What It Takes To Get EPA Rated Range In A Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid

The 2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid (and likely the 2023 model going on sale soon) has an EPA rated range of 460 miles. Several people on social media (myself included) have noticed that often the onboard range remaining display shows a lot less than 460 miles when the tank is full, and it may also be difficult to get something approaching that in real world driving.
Silver 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV

Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid Sport Mode: Testing Mountain Pass Performance

The Sport mode in my 2022 Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is bothering me, in a good way. Why would I say that? It’s because I keep reading accounts from people on social media that claim to get better gas mileage using it than what I would otherwise expect them to achieve if they did not use it, or minimized the use of it, at least.