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 Joy explains Model 3 battery drain when left 12 days unplugged

How Much Your Tesla Model 3 Battery Will Drain If You Go 12 Days Without Charging

If you are going away on vacation and worried about how much your Tesla Model 3 battery would drain while you’re gone take a look at Tesla Joy's recent explanation of 12 days without charging her Tesla Model 3. She did an experiment and explained how much your Tesla Model 3 battery is expected to drain per day if you leave it without charging and unplugging for 12 days. Here is Joy in her own words.
Tesla Model 3 Summon getting into tight garage

Tesla Model 3 Getting Out of Tight Garage Using The Summon Forward and Backward

This morning I saw a very interesting story in which Rivers from Tech Connect Youtube Channel demonstrates how he gets his Tesla Model 3 in and out of his tight garage using the Summon feature. Note that the Summon is demonstrated not only forwards, but also backwards and in which situations it benefits the owner. Here is Rivers in his own word and the video demonstration.
Scotty Kilmer on Mercedese EQC Electric SUV

Scotty Kilmer Talks About Mercedes EQC Reliability vs Gas Mercedes, Comparing to Tesla

In today's video report a Houston based car mechanic and a Youtuber Scotty Kilmer spoke about Mercedes EQC electric SUV's reliability, price and compared it to Tesla. Although he didn't mention the Model X by name, but he titled his video (see below): New Electric Mercedes Will Destroy Tesla's Model X. Here is what he has to say about Mercedes EQC SUB and the gas version Mercedes SUV.
Tesla 2019.20.2.1 Software Update

New Tesla Model 3 Software Update Improves Screen Brightness, but No Enhanced Summon

Yesterday on June 19 Tesla released a new software update for Model 3. The V.2019.20.2.1 update has no Enhanced Summon has auto screen brightness improvements. Tesla owners are hoping the next update will include Enhanced Summon. William from All Electric Youtube channel explains what the recent over the air software update entails.
Tesla Model Y

14 Reason Why Tesla and Other EVs Should Aim For 400 Mile Range

A few days ago my distinguished colleague, the editor in chief of Electrek, proclaimed that a 400 mile range electric car was not needed. As if he were King George, his royal edict proclaimed as he has in the past, a 200 mile range car was “plenty.” Well, consider me to be John Hancock and the Continental Congress: live free or die. We hold these truths, that not only is the 400 mile range electric car needed, but Frederic Lambert is wrong. Here’s why.
Easter Egg Games coming to Tesla

New Easter Eggs Games Coming to Tesla

Elon Musk showed up to E3 and showed off two new games he is bringing to the Tesla fleet very soon. E3 is an annual video gaming conference held out in California. Elon said he has always been interested in video games and in-fact designed and built one of his own when he was 10 or 11 years old. He said many programmers and engineers get their start in video games early on. It helps develop problem solving habits.
GM Bechtel Charging Network

What Kind of Charging Network Can GM and Bechtel Build with $0 Down?

One of the main criticisms laid at the door of General Motors and its commitment to electric vehicles is the lack of any viable charging network. Despite a nationwide chain of Chevy dealerships, many of which are located in places that could desperately use some DC fast charging hardware, GM has done very little to meet this need.

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