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.

The Porsche Mission E electric super-car is expected to sell about 20,000 copies a year.

Porsche To Embark On “Mission E-Possible” With New Electric In 2019

Porsche has high hopes for the Mission E electric. The automaker hopes they can move about 20,000 per year or about a quarter of the number of Macan SUVs that it moves. The Mission E, a super-car unveiled at the Frankfort Auto Show last year, is expected to be lightning fast to 62 kph and still have a 300-mile-plus range.
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2017 Cadillac CT6 Hybrid Offers Electric-Only Driving and Solid Performance

General Motors has announced that the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Hybrid will go on sale next spring and when it does, it will offer a combination of 30 miles of all-electric driving and solid performance from the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine – with GM promising a 0-60 time of just 5.2 seconds.
2017 Ford Super Duty

North American "Of The Year" Finalists Include Ford Super Duty, Chevy Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica

The finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year award have been announced and headlining this year’s awards are the Ford F-Series Super Duty and the Chevrolet Bolt – both of which have been named Motor Trend’s best of the new year – along with the hot-selling Chrysler Pacifica.

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