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.

Ford Maverick Hybrid

Ford Cannot Make EVs Fast Enough

Ford has had an impressive streak fo success when it comes to its growing lineup of electric vehicles. The Mustang Mach-E and the Ford F-150 Lightning have proven to be very popular with customers, but it appears that the sheer amount of demand is pushing the limits of Ford's production facilities and the company cannot make them fast enough according to a new report.
Toyota Electric vehicles

Toyota New EV Plan Showcases Everything From Cars to SUVs, Supercars and a Truck

After years of planning, Toyota finally revealed its electric lineup of vehicles at its Mega Web showroom in Tokyo. Aikido Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, enthusiastically presented 13 new BEVs and subtly introduced us to a new business doctrine behind the Toyota Motor Corporation as a whole.
2022 Hyundai Veloster N M/T

2022 Hyundai Veloster N M/T Pleasantly Fun To Drive Vehicle

The Hyundai Veloster quickly improved to the point of becoming a serious rival to the best sports cars on the market. The 2022 Veloster N, which Torque News is reviewing this week, is pleasantly fun to drive sports car. Some reviewers say it's fun to drive despite having the manual transmission (M/T), but I say it is the manual transmission that makes it even more engaging vehicle.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

First Commercially Viable Solid State Battery From QuantumScape, Doubling Tesla's Wh-kg Ratio

QuantumScape has announced impressive performance figures for what may be the first commercially viable lithium metal solid state battery. They claim that they can increase the autonomy of an electric car by up to 80%, and it that it can charge from 0 to 80% in just 15 minutes.
Chevrolet Bolt, Ford Mustang Mach-e, Tesla Model Y

How Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Are Vying for The Lead in U.S. Market

Everyone should know electric vehicles are rapidly taking more market share from traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. But which manufacturers will lead the way in EV sales? The answer varies by region, of course, and much depends on the global supply chain, geo-political landscapes, the rippling impacts of the pandemic, etc. I will focus on the U.S. market since there should be rapid acceleration in U.S. EV sales, soon.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model Y Outsells Most Popular Luxury SUVs In China

Tesla Model Y is crushing the competition in China’s high-end SUV market, with the BEV crossover model having sold 23,117 units in November, a very good number indeed in the world´s biggest electric car market. This basically placed the Model Y outselling Audi Q5 and BMW X3, two very popular luxury SUVs that normally sell well in the Chinese market.
GM Delta Assembly Plant overview

GM Exploring $2.5 Billion Investment For Lansing Area Battery Plant

The move to enhance the production of components for the broader EV segment is moving at a rapid pace but while other parts of the country are getting battery plants and other facilities, Michigan has long been a locale viewing the action from a distance. A new report suggests that's now changing with the company exploring a potential investment for a Lansing area battery plant.
Latest Cybertruck Design Spotted at Tesla Fremont

Updated Cybertruck Design Spotted at Tesla Fremont - and a Giant Windshield Wiper

We have breaking news of the latest updated Cybertruck designs spotted at the Fremont factory for Tesla. The photos and the video look great and there is even a giant windshield wiper for the front of the truck. One giant wiper. Here are the changes in the design of the new and updated Tesla Cybertruck.

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