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 Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Morgan Stanley: Tesla To Overtake Ford And General Motors By 2030

According to Adam Jonas, a well-known analyst from Morgan Stanley, in eight years (by 2030) Tesla will surpass the overall market share of Ford and General Motors in the United States. According to his estimates, Tesla will have an 18% stake, as compared to a 10% for Ford and 12% for General Motors.
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV and 2018 Tesla Model 3

Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid Gets Impressive EV Mode Efficiency

Like any good fuel efficiency data nerd, I keep my own record of my vehicles’ energy use, be that from electricity or gasoline. I own both a 2022 Kia Sorento AWD Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and a RWD 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range and I have approximately 800 miles worth of mixed use data regarding the efficiency of my Kia Sorento PHEV. Comparing information about the two vehicles’ respective efficiency has revealed something quite interesting.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model 3 World's Best-selling Electric Car 2021, Fourth Year In A Row

For the fourth consecutive year Tesla Model 3 has been crowned the best-selling electric car in the world: launched in 2017, it has been claiming this title on an annual basis since 2018, its first year in full production. However, its reign could end soon due to the rise of another top-selling fully electric superstar: the Model Y.
Silverado EV front fascia shot

GM Confirms That Silverado EV Reservations Have Hit 110,000 Mark

The Chevrolet Silverado EV is recording a very impressive amount of demand and early success with GM recently revealing that the electrified EV truck sold out in less than 30 minutes. The company is now reporting another milestone, the firm revealing that Silverado EV reservations have hit the 110,000 mark.
Ford's F-150 Lightning Can Be Used To Power Lightless Houses

Ford Lightning Lights Up Their Lives By Powering Homes If Grid Goes Down

Picture this: an ice storm cuts power to millions, but owners of Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric pickups have a way out, their trucks. Thanks to Ford ingenuity and the automaker's partners, F-150 customers can use their trucks to power their homes for up to 10 days with rationing or solar charging. It is a new feature.
Cadillac Lyriq, Kia EV6, and Toyota Prius Prime

Battle for 3rd place: Kia vs Toyota vs GM In 2022 U.S. Plug-In Vehicle Market

After Tesla and Ford, GM had the best selling fully electric vehicle in the U.S. in 2021, the Chevy Bolt, at 24,803 combined for the two different models (EV and EUV). Thus, GM has set a precedent and may be able to compete for one of the top spots in 2022 BEV sales too, depending.
Kia Niro plugged in to charge

Kia January 2022 Sales: Best-Ever For Niro Model Line

Kia has confirmed January 2022 sales figures for their entire lineup and though combined overall sales were down slightly compared to Jan 2021 figures, with 2,477 fewer units sold in January 2022, multiple models saw better sales this year. For the Kia Niro model line specifically, which includes only HEV, PHEV and BEV models, sales were up over 78% compared to January 2021.