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.

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

Kia Announces 2023 Sportage PHEV For The U.S. Market For Q3

Earlier this week, Kia announced the release of its 2023 Sportage PHEV scheduled for the 3rd quarter of this year. The Sportage PHEV follows last year's 3rd quarter release of the Sorento PHEV and introduces a few interesting features for the U.S. market that are not available, yet, on the larger and more expensive Sorento PHEV.
Kia EV6

New U.S. Owner of Kia EV6 Says It Challenges Tesla as the Pinnacle of EVs

Kia’s new EV6 is one of the most exciting EVs on the market and it has only recently gone on sale in the U.S. I managed to get in touch with one of the first U.S. owners of the new EV6 to ask him some questions about Kia’s newest electric vehicle and his experience with it so far.
Image showing Koenigsegg's Quark electric motor beside a 330 ml energy drink can for scale

Koenigsegg's "Quark" Electric Motor Weighs 63 Pounds, Makes 335 Horsepower

Koenigsegg has a history of turning problems into performance advantages by inventing its own beautifully engineered components to replace parts that don't meet its demands. The Quark is the latest such creation; a tiny electric motor with a huge number of potential applications.
Tesla Model Y, Kia EV6, Hyundai Ionic 5 and Ford F-150 Lightning EVs

Kia, Hyundai and Tesla Stand to Gain as Ford Halts 3 Production Lines

Beginning earlier this week, Ford is halting production on 3 different production lines, including the Cuautitlan, Mexico plant that produces the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. Is this only a brief pause, or is it the first sign of an impending miss for Ford as it attempts to massively ramp up EV production to compete with Tesla and out-sell other mainstream rivals vying for leadership in the race toward an electrified automotive future?
Lucid Motors Dream Edition

Near Term Catalysts for Lucid Motors, This Is Why Institutions Are Buying Lucid Motors Stock

Lucid Motors is significantly undervalued at $27.43. We are seeing multiple institutions and hedge funds accumulate a ton of shares near these prices after we saw the Tesla Earnings negatively affect Lucid Motors stock price. After the huge dip from the electric vehicle sector, Lucid has had trouble breaking the resistance to $30.