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.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Electric Vehicles Begin Their Slow Entry Into The Automotive Mainstream, Leading The Way Is The 2021 Mustang Mach-E

Slow transition from ICE to EV starts this year with the Mustang Mach-E playing a key role, according to latest market research. Mustang Mach-E is beginning of a slow swing toward electrification as part of the mainstream, rather than as a niche vehicle.
Tesla 4680 Battery Cells

All of Tesla’s 4680 Batteries May Not Be Equal

It is possible that there may be three or four types of Tesla 4680 batteries produced. Panasonic will soon start building 4680 batteries that use Tesla's new tab-less design. And Giga Berlin may have LG Chem (NCMA) 4680 batteries produced for Berlin, and also Shanghai's new Model Ys. Plus maybe soon (within a year) CATL may produce less expensive 4680 format LFP batteries for the cheaper base versions of Asia Tesla models.
Tesla Full-Self Driving

Elon Musk: Tesla FSD Autopilot Will Soon Be “Much Safer” Than Humans

With even more AI performance, Elon Musk wants to let Teslas drive independently this year. Musk does not want to commit to whether this self-driving performance of Tesla's "FSD" software corresponds to autonomy level 5, but the he thinks the safety of Tesla FSD should surpass the average driver.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Front View, Read Color

2021 Hyundai Elantra Has Progressed In All Areas

Yesterday I stopped at a Sam's Club gas station to fill-up my 2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited. The guy, an automotive enthusiast, who was filling his car on the other side, look at me and said, that's a very nice looking car. I said I am reviewing it. He said perhaps you can include my opinion in your review too. I thought, why not, it's the most genuine appreciation of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra.
New battery grade lithium deal for Tesla from Yahua group

Tesla Secures Huge Lithium Deal For Its Batteries With a Major Chinese Supplier

This morning China's Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co. announced that the company and Tesla have signed a major deal according to which Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co. will supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Tesla Inc. for the next five years. Lithium is a key battery ingredient.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Pricing Starts at $47,995, Rubicon Starts at $51,695

The 4xe package is the first Jeep Wrangler to feature all-electric driving and it does so with a very minor price increase, giving these models a great chance of succeeding beyond the traditional hybrid community, with pricing starting at $47,995 for the Sahara and $51,695 for the Rubicon.

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