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.

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The Sooner Tesla Semi Comes The Better For Everyone, but Better Reduce The Battery Cost

In May 2019 Tesla completed the acquisition of Maxwell and took over the battery technology development. The question is will Tesla Semi and the pickup truck, which will need stronger batteries will have to weight until Tesla develops Maxwell batteries?
Tesla Model S no Refresh

Elon Musk Crushes Tesla Model S & X Refresh Hopes

So, about that Tesla Model S and Model X refresh. Electrek first reported on it back in July of 2018, and we have been teased here and there with additional details from purportedly sound sources. Supposedly we were to look forward to an updated interior, upgraded batteries, and some other exciting changes. AJ McGinnis reports.

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