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 Model S Wall Connector Installed

Tesla Wall Connector Install Price Was Too High, So I Did It Myself

Some cities have strict electric ordinances making it more expensive for Tesla Model S owners to have a Wall Connector installed at an affordable prices. Yes, if you can pay the price of Model S you should be able to afford the cost of Wall Connector installation. But one man did it himself and here is how he did it.
2000 miles in Chevy Bolt

Nothing Impractical About Chevy Bolt When You Drive 2000 Miles in 10 Days

So how far can you go before you have to stop? How long does it take to charge? You can’t go anywhere too far right? If you you have spoken with anyone about your EV, you have probably heard these questions over and over again. All trying to point out the impracticality of EVs. Well, I can tell you that, yes, while these deserve consideration, there’s nothing impractical about the Chevy Bolt.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid back on sale after recall speedbump

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, but it hasn't had a particularly smooth rollout. It’s seven seats and 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range make it appealing to families who want a plug-in vehicle with more than five seats and more than 20 miles of range.
Tesla Model S P100D

Tesla Model S Wheelspin Is Limited Compared To Performance Cars

The shaft of the Tesla Model S electric motor inserts into an open differential gear box that then drives the two wheels. This gearing allows the outside drive wheel to rotate faster than the inner drive wheel during turns. Without this gearing either the inside wheel will rotate too fast or the outside wheel will drag.
Ford Transit

Ford Transit van Plugin Hybrid Van ready to conquer the delivery market

As European countries continue to crack down on emissions from road vehicles, automakers are stepping up with solutions to reduce levels of smog-causing nitrogen oxides, especially in city centers. Ford identified the commercial vehicle segment as one it believes is a prime candidate for electrification, and earlier this month it revealed its Ford Transit Plug-In Hybrid van.
VW ID Crozz

Volkswagon I.D. Crozz is the new interpretation of the crossover

The all-wheel-drive concept would have an estimated 302 hp and a 311-mile range. Volkswagen re-energizes its push towards electrification in 2020 by debuting the I.D. Crozz II concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This compact crossover picks up on the cues from the earlier I.D. Crozz but gives it a more eye-catching two-tone color scheme of Hibiscus Red Metallic and a silver roof.

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