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 CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk Advises Warren Buffett To Invest In Tesla & Thinks Bill Gates’ Tesla Short Position Could Be Stopping Him

Elon Musk has advised Warren Buffett to invest in Tesla if he wants to increase his diminishing wealth. Musk has also pointed the finger at Bill Gates for shorting Tesla and possibly influencing Buffett to not invest in the EV maker.
Tesla Model Y

Model Y Reservations Open in UK, First Deliveries for Early 2022

As of today, the Tesla Model Y is available for reservations in the UK, with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2022. The Model Y is set to go head-to-head into direct competition with other performance electric SUVs, including Ford's Mustang Mach-E, Audi E-tron Sportback, BMW iX3 and Mercedes-Benz EQC, but at very different price tags. All British right-hand-drive cars will be shipped from Tesla’s Shanghai factory in China, which is also where UK-spec Tesla Model 3s are produced.
Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Removes All Variants & Prices From Cybertruck Order Page Hinting At Price Increases & Major Redesign

In an update to the company's online configurator, Tesla has removed all prices and different variants of the Cybertruck from the order page. This has fueled rumors suggesting Tesla is looking to increase the Cybertruck's prices and is possibly Planning a major redesign.
Giga Berlin

Berlin Gigafactory, a Huge Impact on the European EV Market

The adoption of the electric cars by western (and oriental...) society has become popular as more prominent models arrive. But the truth is that car culture is not the same in all countries or regions. In fact, there are great differences between the preferences that may exist, for example, in America, China and Europe. Aspects to be considered at a social level or, simply derived from the physical characteristics of cities, end up being fundamental to understand the dynamics of the automobile market.
Alexandria Ford English

Ford Loses Seat On Rivian Board With Departure Of Alexandra Ford English

Ford made waves when it revealed that it entered a strategic relationship with upstart EV company Rivian, but it appears that the company has suffered a key setback with the news that their representative on Rivian's board of directors Alexandria Ford English has left her role at the company
Tesla Brakes

Why You Would Seldom Need a Brake Pad Replacement in Tesla Models: the Wonders of Regenerative Braking

Unlike gasoline cars, Tesla cars require no traditional oil changes, fuel filters, spark plug replacements or emission checks. As electric cars, even brake pad replacements are rare because regenerative braking (which I will explain further below) returns energy to the battery, significantly reducing wear on brakes.

Outstanding Sound System in Tesla Model 3 with Recent Update, and Active Sound Control Tweak

The Tesla Model 3 sound system has received rave reviews since the car began its initial customer deliveries. Many have noted that the sound quality is superior to even their Model S or Model X vehicles with premium sound upgrades. Teslas with the premium interior option include the ability to turn on immersive sound.

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