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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Here's How Far Electrify America's Charging Network Has Come

Electrify America broke ground on their first public DC fast charging site less than a year and a half ago, and since then, they've built hundreds of charging sites. They are currently the only public charging network that supports long-distance travel across the United States in non-Tesla electric vehicles.
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Study Shows Ford F150 E-Truck, GM E-Truck Favored By Buyers

In what should come as a relief to Ford and General Motors, the public favors their products, according to a recent Autolist.com study. The study looked closely at Tesla and Rivian and found that while new truck buyers tended to favor them, current and previous truck owners liked Ford and GM products.
2020 Chevy Bolt EV

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: DC Fast Charging Improvements That Might Have Been Overlooked

GM invited a number of journalists to test out the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV by driving from Seattle to Astoria and then on to Portland. Along the way, several journalists took the time to test the new Bolt EV's DC fast charging speeds, but there are some subtle changes they might have overlooked.
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Chevy Bolt EV Owner's Take on Tesla's Holiday Supercharger Issues

During the recent Thanksgiving holiday, Tesla's Supercharger Network succumbed to heavy traffic, leaving Tesla owners waiting in long lines just to access a charging stall. Join me as I explain some of the strategic decisions that have led to these issues and set up for the next article where I discuss some possible solutions Tesla can employ.

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