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.

2016 Nissan LEAF

The Longest Nissan LEAF Can Go on Zero Miles According To LEAF Owners

"How far can you go on zero miles," asked one Nissan LEAF owner in Ninssan LEAF Owners Group on Facebook? "I went 1.5 with air on, but I didn't get the turtle," writes Samuel. Here are few interesting insights from the current LEAF owners about the longest they have gone on Zero Miles.
Chevy Volt Tires

The Longest You Can Use Factory Tires and Brakes According to Chevy Volt Owners

There is an interesting discussion going on in Chevy Volt Owners public Facebook group, in which Volt owners share how many miles they have traveled in their factory tires and how many miles they have traveled in their factory brakes before replacing them.
Nissan leaf manufacturer warranty vs extended warranty

Nissan LEAF Manufacturer Warranty vs Dealer Extended Warranty Pros and Cons

Let's say you have a 3 year manufacturer's warranty on your 2015 Nissan LEAF and the dealership offers you the option to extended it to 10 years for more 2000 or so dollars, what are the pros vs cons of these two warranties and what can go wrong with a LEAF within 10 years.
Tesla Autopilot Safety

Airline Pilot, a Tesla Model 3 Fan, Says It's Laughable To Put Autopilots in Cars With Untrained Masses

As an Airline Pilot, I find it both laughable and horrific that they are putting "auto" pilots in cars that the untrained and undisciplined masses can buy. And I'm a huge Tesla Fan with orders for two Model 3s.
Tesla Model 3 Interior and Exterior

Interior Dimensions and Cargo Space of Tesla Model 3: What We Can Infer

Although nearly 400,000 people have pre-ordered Tesla Model 3, some people may be leery of purchasing a car they haven't driven or seen fully. I mean the interior and the cargo space of Tesla Model 3. We haven't seen Model 3's interior either, but there are certain things we can infer from what we know.

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