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.

Image showing the Tesla Model S equipped with a prototype Gemini battery that Our Next Energy used to travel 750 miles on a single charge.

US Battery Manufacturer Shows Off 750-Mile Pack, Secures $65 Million Funding Led BY BMW

Our Next Energy recently drove a Tesla Model S over 750 miles on a single charge and has secured funding led by BMW i Ventures to aid its expansion. With names like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos on its list of supporters, could ONE be the next big thing in EV batteries?
Kia EV9 concept SUV

Kia Announces Additional EVs, Including Pickups And Entry Level Models

Last week, Kia held an Investor Day event and announced additional EV models for its 5 year roadmap, including not one but two pickups and an affordable “entry level” model as well. Note that Kia’s news refers to its global strategy and at least one of these models is intended for emerging markets (and as such would not likely be sold in the U.S. or Western Europe).
Hummer EV pickup

2022 GMC Hummer EV vs 2024 Chevrolet SIlverado EV Which Is Better?

The 2022 GMC Hummer Edition 1 and the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV take a unique approach when it comes to utilizing the Ultium platform. The Hummer is a tech-filled behemoth aimed at being a rolling showcase while the Silverado is the first viable fruit of a more mainstream-focused purchase. But which one is the right offering for you?
Kia EV6 at charging station

Kia's EVs Mark Best-Ever U.S. Monthly Sales, Nearly Doubling Previous Record

Kia’s total February sales increased 2.3% year over year. That may sound like only modest growth. But it is important to note that last month Kia’s 2 EV models, the brand new EV6 and the returning Niro EV, also beat their previous best ever month, September 2021, by 181%.
Gigafactory, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Panasonic To Build New US Battery Gigafactory To Meet Tesla Demand

Tesla's growth for the next few years is by all means significant: this is forcing their suppliers to speed up production if they don't want to be left behind. This is the case of Tesla's main partner, Panasonic, which according to different media sources is looking for land to build a large battery Gigafactory in US territory.