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 FSD 10.1 Wide Release

Tesla FSD 10.1 Wide Release - The Most Important Moment in Tesla's History

Tesla is about to do a wide release of its FSD 10.1. This will mean much more than the current 2,000 beta testers will start to be able to used Tesla FSD and be able to send data to train Tesla's neural net. This is likely the most important moment in Tesla's history.
GM Ultium EV Motors (all three)

GM Unveils Three Electric Motors, Promises They Will Power All-Electric Future

General Motors is building an all-electric future with its Ultium battery technology, but we didn't hear much about the electric motors powering it. The company has addressed that by unveiling three different electric motors that will not only be mated to these batteries, but will also power GM into the future.
Tesla FSD Beta v.10

Elon Musk Confirms ‘Vector-Space Birds Eye View’ Coming To All Tesla Vehicles Next Month

Tesla has currently released the company's latest vector-space birds-eye view visualization to FSD Beta testers. However, Elon Musk now says the mind of the car visualization will be released to all Tesla vehicles, including ones in Europe, next month.
Tesla Megapack

Tesla Megapack and Solar to Help Fight Climate Change

Helping fight the awful effects of climate change, clearly caused by the extended use of fossil fuels over the last century and a half, is not so simple. It might sound like a huge exaggeration, but Tesla Megapacks can actually help any National, Regional, State or Municipal government around the world to produce, store and distribute clean and renewable energy in a reliable way: battery packs.
Redwood Materials sign

Ford Invests $50 Million Into Battery Recycler Redwood Materials

Ford's strong commitment to the EV market is unquestioned, but while models like the Mustang Mach-E and the 2022 F-150 Lightning are doing a good job of making consumers aware of the technology, the company is also beefing up its supply network with Ford revealing that it's investing $50 million into the upstart battery recycling firm Redwood Materials
"Mechanic in a Can" solution to a common engine problem.

Easy Solution to a Common Toyota Hybrid Engine Problem That is Also a Scam

If you are a Toyota Hybrid car owner or looking to buy a used Toyota Hybrid, the chances are good that you will eventually have to deal with a common engine problem that costs approximately $5,000 to repair. However, here is an easy alternative solution that costs about $35 recommended by some mechanics. Plus, discover whether Toyota Hybrid repair and maintenance is beyond the shadetree mechanic’s paygrade.
Tesla Semi Truck

Serious Competition Arise for the Tesla Semi in Europe

A potentially significant new player has emerged in the Semi-trailer truck arena, which could prove to be significant competition for the Tesla Semi. The company Futuricum (www.futuricum.com) has just presented in society a new Semi Truck that, in fact, has just broken a Guiness record in "Greatest distance by electric rigid truck, single charge".
2021 VW ID3 vs 1989 IRVW Future

Fascinating similarities between the 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 and 1989 Volkswagen Futura Concept

I have heard, more than once, that Volkswagen ID3 looks a bit like a "nineties concept car ". This has almost become a meme in the weird world of EV enthusiasts. Well, whoever started the rumor couldn't be closer to reality. As some already pointed out, the Volkswagen ID3 does look a lot like a concept car from 30 years ago – it looks suspiciously similar to the 1989 Volkswagen Futura Concept at that. Check out this collage we prepared for you.
FSD Tesla

Elon Musk Praises The Feedback Mind-Blowing Improvements of Tesla's FSD Version V10

To anyone accustomed to conventional cars, just naming the Autopilot concept might sound like something out of science fiction. In the case of the low percentage of people who know something about electric vehicles, there is even some possibility that they have heard of FSD, or Full Self Driving, from Tesla.

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