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.

Mazda MX-30: The Makers Now Reach for Excuses for BEVs with Tiny Batteries and Tiny Ranges

Another maker unveils another battery electric vehicle, their first we’ve been waiting for, for years, and with no more excuses of expensive batteries and paltry ranges while Tesla escalates theirs, we’re once again disappointed. This time it’s Mazda. I explain.
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It’s The End of The Ford Mustang As We Know It

The Ford Mustang has endured many doom and gloom prognostications over its 56-year history. And never once has Ford ceased to not produce a pony car. General Motors can’t say that about the Corvette or the Camaro. So, with all the talk and dissent over the Mustang Mach E, is this truly the end of the Mustang as we know? Probably not.
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The Truth Behind a Cadillac Engine that Doesn’t Fit in Any Other Cadillac Car

It’s 2020, and we are back to the fate of Cadillac’s flagship, the CT6, and if its Cadillac sourced power plant, the now legendary Blackwing can also be spared from the chopping block. Sure enough in GM fashion, the engine doesn’t fit in any other Cadillacs. This is problem over at GM they also have with electromobility. I explain.
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Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai EV Delays and Their Fuel Cell Models

Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai all advertise that they are green automakers. But delays in showing new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for customers to buy are raising questions about their real commitment to EVs. The main question coming up is this: are Asian automaker’s commitments to fuel cell vehicles slowing their entry into battery EVs?
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3 Things Electrify America Needs to Fix in 2020 (Starting with Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV Charging)

Electrify America has made impressive progress throughout 2019, but some major challenges remain. Here are three areas for the charging network to work on, starting with a fix for Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV drivers.
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The Second Version of Ford Mustang Mach E on a Volkswagen Platform

Between Ford's partnership with Volkswagen and the response and publicity from the Mustang Mach E launch, it seems the writing is on the wall that Ford will produce a second version of the Mustang Mach E. This one would be smaller and built on a Volkswagen platform. But would it bare the Mustang name and badge as well?

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