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 e-Transit Electric Van

Ford Begins Rollout Of E-Transit and Now Testing Its Electric Vans

Ford is reaping the rewards when it comes to the EV market. While the Mustang Mach-E and the F-150 Lightning pickup have resonated well with customers, they are also part of a two-pronged offensive with the E-Transit electric van covering the commercial segment. But does the E-Transit have what it takes to truly jump-start the universal adoption of EV technology by businesses?
2022 Ford Maverick Photo Courtesy Ford Motor Co.

Ford Has Two Entries In 2021 NACTOY Awards Program Finals

At last, the committee running the North American Car and Truck Awards program has its finalists. In a surprise, Ford has two entrants. The entries are not where you think they might be -- electric. Instead, Ford's "back to the future" retro SUV, the Bronco, is one vehicle, while the automaker's innovative compact pickup, the Maverick, is the second. Two of the entrants are from manufacturers that didn't exist three years ago, Lucid and Rivian. Photos Courtesy Ford Motor Co.
Tesla Cybertruck May Have a New Beta Version

Tesla Cybertruck May Have a New Beta Version As We Found This Really Amazing Pic

There is a Tweet circulating on social media claiming to be the image of the new beta version of Tesla Cybertruck. Why is this image circulating around now? This could at least mean that Tesla is getting one step closer to the production of the Cybertruck and the release of Tesla's electric truck may happen sooner than expected.
Lincoln Zephyr front angle

Lincoln Unveils Zephyr Sedan, China Only Model Previews What's In Store For U.S. Market

Lincon has made it clear that it intends to boldly dive into the EV segment especially as some of its luxury-laden rivals create entries of their own. Lincoln has formally unveiled the Zephyr sedan which will serve as a compelling window into the brand's future plans for the U.S especially in crafting an identity for future EV models.
Biggest Benefactor of Elon Musk Stock Sale

The Biggest Benefactor of Elon Musk's Stocks Sales - the U.S. Government

Much has been made of Elon Musk's stock sales recently. He's just over half way done and is racking up the tax bill to the U.S. government. In fact, the U.S. government will be the primary benefactor of Elon Musk's stock sales, receiving many billions in dollars for these 3 weeks of stock sales.
Tesla Model 3 for free, dealership offer

Dealer Offers To Drive a Tesla Model 3 for FREE for Six Months

Imagine driving a Tesla Model 3 free, for six months. A freelance car dealer from the Rhineland made its customers an insane offer in the summer: They can drive a Tesla Model 3 for free for six months and then give it back. Now he starts the action again. However, there are a few conditions to be aware of.