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 Solar

Good News For Tesla Solar And Batteries: Renewables Will Dominate World Energy Production

New research from the University of Oxford suggests that, even without government support, four technologies - solar photovoltaics, wind, battery storage, and electrolyzers to convert electricity to hydrogen - are about to be so cheap that they will be dominating world energy production.
F100 Eluminator Concept

Ford Unveils Wild F-100 Eluminator Concept with Classic Look and Futuristic Performance

Mixing the best of the past and the present is always a fun project for many automakers to do. But while many of the custom builds that embrace this theme tend to infuse modern V8s with vintage styling, The all-new F-100 Eluminator SEMA concept takes it in a different direction with the infusion of modern EV hardware.
Tesla Roadster

Why Solar Roof is an Excellent Idea for the Tesla Roadster

Actually, having a solar roof is an excellent idea for ANY electric vehicle (SUV, sedan, truck, Semi, etc.), as the technology basically allows to widely extend the range of the vehicles, and on the other hand, would permit to drive almost entirely by getting energy directly from the sun. Some automotive engineers believe solar power may be the solution to many other issues in that regard.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq range upate

Hyundai Is Updating IONIQ 5 With 10% Range Increase

The new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has reportedly increased the battery capacity from 72.6 kWh to 77.5 kWh. Accordingly, the current Korean official mileage (at room temperature) of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to increase from 423 km to 480 to 490 km. Hyundai will increase the number of existing 2.4kW battery modules from 30 to 32. This is the result of maximizing the space of the EV-only platform E-GMP with the same battery capacity as the Kia EV6.
Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson gives a speech during as the company's first customer deliveries are made at the Lucid Rally.

South Wales to Silicone Valley (Via Tesla): Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson's Story So Far

For Lucid and CEO Peter Rawlinson alike, Saturday's Lucid Rally marked the culmination of thousands of hours of work and dedication to a singular goal: building the world's finest electric vehicle. Let's take a look at the life and career of the man behind the milestone.

Tesla Inks 3-Year Supply Contract With Ganfeng Lithium China

As per the latest news available, and according to a Reuters source, China's Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd. and its unit GFL International Co Ltd have signed a contract to supply battery-grade lithium products to Tesla. Ganfeng, the world's top lithium company by market capitalization, has already supplied battery-grade lithium to EV producers including Tesla.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk Says He Will Sell $6B Tesla Stock Today To End World Hunger - But There Is A Catch

Elon Musk says he will sell $6 billion worth of Tesla stock today to help end world hunger. However, Musk has also asked the UN World Food Programme to address his concerns and explain to him publicly how the money will be used to solve world hunger.

Tesla Cybertruck: Wireless Charging, An Interesting Option

Inductive wireless charging would provide ease and convenience of charging for the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck, without the requirement of any charging cables. It would really be a an important feature, and the company probably has already thought about the pros and cons of implementing it, even if there is no official statement or any twit from Elon Musk that would hint anything in that direction.