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 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Leads The Way, While Chinese Brands Dominate Electric Car Market Worldwide

China is the undisputed leader of the electric car industry, as it managed to monopolize more than half of the world production of battery electric vehicles, as well as a large percentage of sales of its brands; while Tesla leads the way in EV sales not only in the US, but also in Europe.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, & Y

Apple Officially Adds Tesla To Its List Of ‘Secondary Peer Group Of Premier Companies’

Over the years, as Tesla has moved out of the brink of bankruptcy to the most valuable automaker in the world, more and more companies are starting to notice the EV maker's value. And a recent addition to this group is Apple which has officially added Tesla to its select group of peer companies.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Angleton, Texas, To Have One Of The Biggest Tesla Energy Storage Projects In The World

In Angleton, Texas, an energy storage project was proposed to provide sustainable backup support to the grid. This resulted in the installation of 81 Tesla Megapacks, providing 200 Mwh greater outage protection while reducing the community’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

33 Brand New Tesla Model Y Vehicles Spotted At Gigafactory Berlin, While Waiting For Final Approval

While some social media users argue that Tesla might have started pre-production with missing parts so it technically "is not a produced car, on paper", other suggest that they could make 500 prototypes a day on a temporary permit, while waiting for the "rubber stamping person-in-charge" to approve the main permit.
Kia EV6 and New Kia Niro

Kia's 2021 U.S. Sales Lead The Way To A More Electrified 2022

Kia had a very solid sales year for 2021, best ever in fact, despite some slow down in sales toward the end and despite the global supply chain and semiconductor shortages that are plaguing the entire industry. Perhaps one of the most striking aspects of Kia’s 2021 sales figures though is the growth of their electrified sales.
Tesla vs Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors and Tesla Are Different Markets: Here's Who Will Be The Winner

It's both adequate and funny how people are trying to compare Lucid Motors (LCID) with Tesla because they target different markets. There will be many more competing in Lucid and Tesla, but the winner will be characterized based on a different criteria. It can be Tesla, Lucid or another automotive rival.