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.

2022 Toyota Corolla SE MT

2022 Toyota Corolla SE M/T: Sporty Sedan With Comfortable Drive

This week Torque News is test driving and reviewing the 2022 Toyota Corolla SE with Manual Transmission. Looking at the 2022 Corolla trims, I can immediately say that our favorites are the exceptionally fuel-efficient hybrid Corolla and the SE Trim with Manual Transmission. In this review I will start with the explanation of why.
Ford F-150 Lightning Undergoes Tough Testsing

Ford Engineers Test Lightnings In Tough Situations To Make Sure Everything Is Okay

There is something to be said for testing, especially electric vehicles. The conventional thinking has always been that battery-powered EVs would have serious weather problems as extreme cold and heat sap battery strength. That's why Ford's engineers put their electric pickup Lightning through a number for grueling tests.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, & Y

Judge Approves $41.2M Payout From Elon Musk & Tesla’s 2018 Settlement With The SEC

After 3 and a half years since Elon Musk and Tesla paid $40 million to settle Musk's "funding secured" tweet, the SEC will finally be dispersing the funds to Tesla investors. The move comes following a decision by Judge Alison Nathan of U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Elon Musk Confirms: Tesla Working On New Manganese Battery Cell, Halfway Between NCM And LFP

Elon Musk confirmed during Giga Berlin event that Tesla is working on a manganese-based battery cell that due to its properties, could be placed between the more expensive, higher energy capacity NCM/NCA ternary chemicals, and the cheaper LFPs with less range.
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV in front of Seattle Public Library

2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid fuel cost per mile: 5 cents, so far

I bought a 2022 Kia Sorento because I wanted an SUV large enough to haul up to 6 family and friends along with our stuff. My Sorento also happens to be a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), because I know my 3 row SUV’s ability to travel 32+ miles on a full charge means I will be able to cover the majority of the miles I drive on electricity, and burning less gas matters.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, & Y

Elon Musk Announces New Paint Colors With 8 & 13 layers For Tesla Model Y Made In Giga Berlin

At the recent Giga Berlin Model Y delivery event, Elon Musk finally gave us an update regarding the new vehicle colors expected to come out of the new factory. According to Musk, there will be two new colors - a new 13 layer red and an 8 layer liquid silver.