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.

Giga Berlin Grand Opening

Tesla Announces Giga Berlin Tour's Details With a Special Website for Registration

We just got news that Tesla Giga Berlin is doing a grand opening tour and this is going to happen on October 9th, 2021. This is a monumental occasion and signals that Giga Berlin will be ready to produce vehicles shortly after. There is a special website with registration details!
Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck Solar Tonneau as Compared to Solar Cars

The Cybertruck’s solar tonneau is certainly a key feature for any future buyer, given the fact that it would give the possibility of semi-total independence from the grid and charging stations; obviously depending on the number of miles a day driven. With 15 miles of added solar range, and with the option of adding another 25 miles (totaling 40 miles on 100% solar) by adding extra foldable solar wings, the feature is certainly attractive.
2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Limited AWD

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Limited AWD - Dynamic Evolution

For the first time ever the 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be available in three new options. For those seeking efficiency Hyundai is launching Tucson Hybrid and Tucson Plug-in Hybrid. For those wanting sport performance Tucson Inline is headed your way soon. We test drove the hybrid variant of this compact SUV, which will soon be supplemented by a plug-in hybrid model.
Tesla Giga Berlin Approvals and Elon Musk

Tesla: Pre-Approvals for Giga Berlin and 4680 Battery Cell Production

As of yesterday evening, Tesla Giga Berlin received 2 additional pre-approvals from the Brandenburg State Environment Agency for its Giga Factory in Grünheide, Germany. That means that the construction of rainwater pools, extinguishing water and some other buildings can basically go ahead, which is certainly good news not only for Tesla fans, but for the EV industry in Germany and in Europe as well, as that factory will be providing cars and 4680 cells for the European market.
Elon Musk pointing to a new Tesla battery

Tesla Battery Research: Latest Breakthrough

Tesla, along with the partners at the battery 500 consortium has been working on the latest research on batteries for electric cars, which has ultimately led to a battery that is capable of withstanding up to 6,000 charge cycles. The race to improve batteries for electric cars is still raging on. Research is advancing at a dizzying pace with the idea of being able to obtain batteries that offer longer periods of useful life.
Tesla Batteries Can Be Repaired

Non-Tesla Garage Rescues Tesla Owners From Tesla Service Center

Are you a Tesla owner, but your car is nearing its end-of-warranty period or have been told by a Tesla Service Center that you need to buy a part that’s at a cost which is a significant portion toward buying a new Tesla? This non-Tesla sanctioned garage strikes again with a rescue that saves another Tesla owner---this time, over $17,000!
2021 Ford Mach-E at the Colorado Concours D'Elegance

2021 Colorado Concours D'Elegance Highlights Beautiful Classics and New Electric Vehicles Like the 2021 Ford Mach-E

The Colorado Concours D'Elegance is back after taking more than a year off because of COVID. The show highlights the best of both old and new vehicles including a 2021 Ford Mach-E dressed up in Star Wars style.

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