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.

Scotty Killmer about implanting Tesla chip in body

Scotty Kilmer Rightfully Says Getting a Tesla ID Card Implanted In a Body Is Wrong

In one of his recent videos, popular YouTube car mechanic Scotty Kilmer rants about a woman who got her Tesla ID card implanted into her arm. Implanting chips into human body is not a good idea. It can bring catastrophic consequences for humanity. Also, how are these people thinking? You can't be one with your car, you still need a driver's license and you can't implant that. Here is what Killmer said.
Tesla Model 3 Vehicles Front View

Can a Traditional Car Guy Choose To Buy a Visibly Economical Car Like The Toyota Prius or Tesla?

Economy cars mean different things to different people, and with EVs coming out that are both economical and quick, it is changing how car enthusiasts view modern cars like the Toyota Prius Prime and Tesla. Especially if you have a long commute each day.
2019 Nissan Leaf EV

Why EV sales are up in China and Europe but down for the U.S. Except for Tesla

Overall across the globe, EV sales are up, and the future looks bright. But in the U.S. recent changes in national fuel economy and smog requirements have caused EV sales to drop here. Tesla seems to be the only U.S. automaker who is not holding back, and their growing sales numbers show that many buyers want EVs.
2019 Cadillac Escalade Front

How will the Cadillac Escalade stay GM's profit leader with their promise of an EV future

A big SUEV like a Cadillac Escalade EV would sell really well under the Cadillac banner, but just like Tesla's Maxwell battery initiative, GM also needs to come up with some revolutionary EV battery initiative of their own to get head of competition. Producing an affordable EV battery will be a decisive factor in taking electric cars to the next generation.
Tesla Semi truck is backing up for charging

The Sooner Tesla Semi Comes The Better For Everyone, but Better Reduce The Battery Cost

In May 2019 Tesla completed the acquisition of Maxwell and took over the battery technology development. The question is will Tesla Semi and the pickup truck, which will need stronger batteries will have to weight until Tesla develops Maxwell batteries?

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