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.

VW Chairman Herbert Diess and Tesla CEO Elon Musk after test-driving VW ID.3

Herbert Diess on Elon Musk's ID.3 Test Drive: "No Deal in The Making"

Today Volkswagen shared the video of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's ID.3 test-drive with VW chairman Herbert Diess. Musk and Diess talk about ID.3's acceleration and the battery pack, but something much bigger is happening there. Here is the full transcript of their conversation. Just a few moments ago Herbert Diess wrote a comment under his post clarifying that it was just a test-drive and no cooperation or deal in the making.
Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype drag racing

Electrified Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Prototype Runs The Quarter Mile In 8.27 Seconds

All-electric prototype Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 will make first public appearance and first public run at NHRA U.S. Nationals this weekend. Ford Performance collaborated with Cascadia Motion to power the Cobra Jet 1400 which continues to exceed expectations with blazing, electrified performance.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaking to reporters at Giga Berlin on Thursday September 3, 2020

Musk: "I Gotta Go, I Gotta Look at The Factory," Full Interview

This afternoon Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited Giga Berlin on his visit to Germany, praised the construction progress and announced new innovations for the location and for the Model Y electric crossover that is going to be produced at Tesla's first European Gigafactory, located in Grunheide, not too far from Berlin.
Toyota RAV4 Prime Image By John Goreham

Toyota’s RAV4 Prime PHEV Rivals Battery-Electric Vehicles Like Tesla Model Y For Reduced Repair And Maintenance Needs

Toyota’s RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid-electric eliminates nearly every common repair and maintenance need. Here’s how, and a reminder that many of the systems Toyota pioneered on hybrids are now commonly used in EVs.

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