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 Superchargers

The Pros and Cons of Free Superchargers for Tesla Model S and Model 3 Owners

When Tesla announced that Superchargers won't be free for Model 3 owners Elon Musk said Tesla Superchargers will still be 'very cheap' for Model 3 owners. Is being free a good thing and what are the pros and cons of having free superchargers for Model 3 or even Model S owners?
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When To Use Chevy Volt's Hold and Mountain Modes for Best MPG

You are a new Chevy Volt owner and decide to take an out of the town trip and wonder how to use the Hold and Mountain modes of your Volt to get the most miles per gallon. Here are several imputes from current Volt owners who share their experience in Chevy Volt Owners public group on Facebook.
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You Will Be Surprised to Know How Many Tesla Dealership and Stores are in USA Compared to Other Brands

When you think of Tesla dealerships and stores you may think the company is new may have only few dealerships in the US, but when you see how many stores and dealerships Tesla has in USA compared to brands like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, you will be surprised.
Tesla Pickup truck

Tesla Pickup Truck Concept: Pros and Cons

Carslane has published a story discussing the possibility of electric Tesla pickup truck and speculating that the concept will be unveiled later this year and the truck will be available in 2017. I think Tesla may eventually come up with a pickup truck for reasons discussed in this article, but with the huge backlog of Model 3 I am unsure if Tesla may introduce a pickup truck in 2017.
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Why Tesla Model 3 Reservation Holders Prefer To Wait and Not Take Model S 60 Offer

Tesla's recent Model S 60 reintroduction is considered as a counter-offer to Model 3 reservation holders to take advantage of larger-sized and compared to Model S 70 a cheaper priced Model S 60 to clear the backlog. But as I read in online forums Tesla Model 3 reservation holders prefer waiting for their Model 3 vs taking advantage of the Model S 60 and here is why.
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What is The Most Efficient Speed for Nissan LEAF for Optimal Range

How to drive Nissan LEAF efficiently for the optimal range and what is the most efficient speed. These are some of the questions that interest many Nissan LEAF owners, who want to know how many miles per Kwh does a Nissan Leaf get and how to drive to get the optimal range for their LEAFs.

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