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 Model S Charging at Supercharger

Williams Vs Tesla: Employee Files Lawsuit Claiming Tesla Knowingly Sold Lemons to Customers

A lawsuit has been filed against the Tesla car company in January in the New Jersey Superior Court under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act. It claims that Tesla knowingly sold defective cars to consumers. Tesla denies the claim.
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Important Issues About Model 3 and How Tesla Handles Them

Ben Sullins from Teslanomics had to deal with 3 issues about his Tesla Model 3. First, it was the Model 3's screen phantom touche. Tesla replaced the screen. Second, was the clicking near the phone charger. Tesla replaced the console. Third, was the replacement of the steering gear. Tesla was proactive in fixing this and called him multiple times to fix this. He's happy with how Tesla has handled things but not happy with the issues.
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Tesla Model 3 Owner Asks Fellows To Stop Crashing Model 3 Because of Insurance

"Can you guys quit crashing your Tesla Model 3s? This insurance quote for my car next week is almost twice what I was expecting," wrote one Model 3 owner on Reddit this afternoon sharing this image of how his Model 3 insurance cost has doubled withing a week.
Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Autonomous Car

When Will Autonomous Vehicles Become a Reality and How Will They Really Be Used

Predicted time-table shows we will see autonomous cars in our future, but large changes will come in decades because of incredible challenges and complex driving environment. These scenarios illustrate how autonomous vehicles could impact various users' travel
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VW to use Le Mans-winning Porsche driver to pilot electric racer in Pike's Peak Climb

Volkswagen has reached across the aisle, so to speak, as it has hired Romain Dumas to pilot its new electric racing entry up Pike's Peak. Dumas, a former factory driver for Porsche, has experience with hybrids and has done well in enduro racing, winning eight races, including two Le Mans.
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How To Bring Tesla Apps To The Top Of The Screen With Long Press

Here is another cool Tesla tip! In earlier versions of the Tesla OS, all applications would default to the top half of the screen. Applications like Media, Energy, and Phone now default to the bottom. If you want an application to appear at the top, simply long-press or touch-and-hold the application icon.

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