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.

Nissan Leaf Battery Burned

Warning Not To Try To Tamper With The Leaf Battery Pack at Home

As a former Nissan Leaf driver of a 2013 Nissan Leaf and as a former owner of an EV Conversion company, I was always tempted to try and extend the range of my Nissan Leaf. I never did it because of lack of time and do to the fact that I leased it so I didn’t want to end up tampering with the car at all. I drove it until it was due back and miss it to this day.
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How Can You Get More Range Out of Your Nissan Leaf

Could there be a way to trick your Nissan Leaf into giving you move EV range? What if there was a way that you could simply plug your car the same way you always did and drive the same way you always drive yet were able to get 5% to 10% or more EV range? There may be a way to make this happen based on a simple adjustment you can potentially use in your Nissan Leaf. I just stumbled upon it today during my online travels and based on the research I was able to do, I would say this is worth a second look.
Used Nissan Leaf

If you own a Nissan Leaf, the used price is going up

Today I had the opportunity to stop into a local dealership that had almost 100 Nissan Leafs and about 80 or so Smart Cars, which were the electric version and not the gas version. I was inquiring as I was looking to find a used Nissan Leaf. I met the business owner and he explained that now was not the time to try and buy a used Nissan Leaf.
Audi E-tron SUV vs Tesla Model X

Audi E-Tron Crossover SUV vs Tesla Model X - Who’s Next To Try and Beat The Tesla Model X

Audi made a big announcement today on Tuesday in the Electric Car Space. Its E-Tron crossover SUV made its first appearance at the Shanghai Auto Show. Funny how they chose Shanghai instead of New York City which is still happening this week.
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Some Nissan Leaf Owners Say Their Leaf Brakes 'Snatch' at Low Speed, Here Is Why

Does anyone find the Nissan Leafs brakes 'snatch' when braking at low speed? "My husband is convinced it shouldn't be happening, but I'd always just thought it was a quirk of the car," asked one owner on Nissan Leaf Owners' Group on Facebook today, in a discussion about Nissan Leaf brake problems..
Tesla Truck

4 Straight Forward Questions About the Specs of Tesla Semi and Pickup Truck I'd Like To Know

Last Thursday Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the new Tesla Semi truck would be debuted in September with a pickup truck coming shortly thereafter, but no specs were announced. Let the disruption continue! Musk has been the master of disruption for quite some time. These types of forward-looking hints to the future direction of the company has always been a key marketing ploy of Mr. Musk.
Lucid Motors vs Tesla

Lucid vs Tesla: Why Tesla has something to worry about

Lucid has made a splash recently with its streamlined sedan and 1000Hp electric car claim and when it comes to comparing with Tesla it stands as a serious challenger to Tesla Motors. I was able to see the car up close on Wednesday at the NY International Auto Show at the Javitz Center in New York City. If you have the opportunity I strongly recommend a trip in to see all the cars from all the automotive giants.
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Insufficient Lithium supply inhibits mainstreaming the electric car

With everything from the cellphone in your pocket to that advanced long-lived lithium-ion battery installed in that new 4-motor drone you surprised the wife with last Christmas, a very limited world-wide supply of the mined, rare earth element Lithium, may be the greatest obstacle in mainstreaming the electric car.
2017 Highlander Hybrid

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: A Hybrid that is Great in the Mud and Snow

If you are looking for a roomy, fuel-friendly hybrid that is great in serious snow, the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid might just be your best choice for the money – combining V6 power, electric-only driving capabilities and the ability to drive in any road condition including mud and deep snow.

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