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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That quirky ‘Green’ neighbor of yours driving the 2017 Clarity FCV has good reason to smile

If you live in a major metro region of California, you’re beginning to see 2017 Honda Clarity driving silently past you in the H.O.V. lane. That quirky “Green” neighbor of yours has a secret, and he or she has several reasons to smile.
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Tesla: Massive Success With Model 3 vs Making Niche Cars

Today as I scanning the Tesla discussions in forums and groups I noticed an interesting opinion, which claimed that Tesla will have more success with niche cars vs going mass market with Model 3, despite Model 3's success. Here is the loginc behind this claim and how Tesla CEO meets at least one of his goals no matter what.
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The Tesla Model S GPS Problem, and How to Fix It

Tesla Model S owners have reported a strange issue recently, the onboard GPS is getting stuck in a single position. Moving, not moving, charging not charging, the car on the GPS display never changes positions, even when the car is miles away, assumable stuck where the problem first occurred. If the owner tries to map a route somewhere the GPS begins it at the perceived point of the car and will not find the car at its actual location to properly map the route.
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Cross European Tesla Model X Adventure From Norway To Greece

Tesla haters and electric skeptics all like to sight the same arguments when talking about why not to buy an electric vehicle. One of the big ones is “well what happens when you run out of power?” The answer is nothing really. You don’t unless you are extremely careless or unlucky. And If that’s the case well, yeah, you’re in a bit of a situation.
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I Am Not a Green Person, But I Bought a Tesla Model S

I think Tesla fans can be equated at times like that of sharks in a feeding frenzy. They attack with an amount of voracity that can at times be overwhelming. They can swarm with the aggressiveness of hornets. They are quite proud of Model S, X and Model 3 and my experience in this one instance is that it can do no wrong. Sorry to burst a bubble but that is incorrect.
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Model S Owners Are Unhappy With a New Adapter Allowing Other EVs To Charge at Tesla Chargers

Recently there were lots of mentions in the media that Tesla Destination Chargers are becoming crowded and as if this was not enough, now a new J1772 adapter allows other electric cars to charge at Tesla’s Destination Chargers. Not every Tesla Model S owner is happy with that, we all need to adjust and make space.

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