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.

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Rumor Has It Apple To Join Auto Manufacturers By Launching an Electric Car in 2019!

Is Apple's iCar Google next? Is it going to be an autonomous drive? Will this be a winner or a loser? Who will jump into the first car launched by a company that has only been making electronics? This are the questions I have for this long awaited product launch.
Nissan LEAF

Electric Vehicle Owners Why did you get your EV?

Why do you have an Electric Vehicle? You could have been like 99% of the population and got yourself a gas car to drive around in but you are different. You had real reasons to be the early adopters in this niche auto category. You stepped up and jumped into a brand new modern day market. I’m interested in understanding the reasons why.
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Can a 20 Mile EV Ford C-Max Energi Battery Deliver 50% Ev Miles?

Based on the USA Governments figures of the average USA driver, he/she drives less than 40 miles a day in his/her car. Well if that is still the truth than the Ford C-Max Energi’s battery pack size of 20 miles should actually deliver 50% of this cars total miles. Is that even possible?

How to Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

Driving the success of these vehicles is more than just a desire to try out the latest technology - they are more energy efficient than traditional, fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, and emit fewer harmful greenhouse gases. Adding to their appeal is the fact that charging an EV typically costs but a fraction of what it would be to fill up with a commensurate amount of gasoline.

Electric car charging DC Fast Charging

DC Fast EV Charging: The key to Future Electric Car Growth?

Anyone with a Nissan Leaf likely knows where every single CHAdeMo DC Fast Charger is to fill up his or her car. At present, there are three Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Standards in the USA and they are Telsa’s proprietary charging system, the Japanese CHAdeMo standard, and the USA’s SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) standard.
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Self-Driven Car Implementation Hinges on V2V WiFi Spectrum

Self-Driving Cars have been in the news lately and one key ingredient in the mix is becoming an issue. Turns out back in 1999 the FCC granted WiFi Spectrum to the auto industry and now technology has changed everything. At odds are the self-driving cars made by tech industry heavyweights Google and Apple compared to Nissan, Ford, GM and others. The prize now is the WiFi Spectrum and the tech industry has eyes on the automakers allocation.
2016 Nissan Leaf Redesign Concept

2016 Nissan Leaf Redesign Concepts Found

Earlier I wrote about some design and concept changes that could be part of the 2016 or 2017 Nissan Leaf. While many people do not appreciate the current Nissan Leaf design, there are those that appreciate the design elements like the headlights that have a very distinct reason for looking the way they look. Either way, whether you love the Nissan Leaf’s current design or not, there have been some concept visions of found online that show some interesting ideas as to what the Nissan Leaf could become.

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