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.

Polestar 4 2025

This is What We Know About Polestar 4 – an Electric SUV Slated To Fight Against Tesla Y

After the news of Polestar going public at NASDAQ, Swedish-based company CEO Thomas Ingenlath announced that they are preparing a new electric SUV to join their offering by 2025. The new SUV, possibly a tad larger than the Porsche Macan, will bear a Polestar 4 insignia. It is a fourth car in the future lineup of five. Fifth being the production version of the impressive Polestar Precept Concept.
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Tesla´s Next Gamechanger: Blockchain, IoT, Smart Charging, Smart Grids, Open Standards Combined

Tesla is not just a car company, like Ford, Toyota, GM or Volkswagen: it is actually a technology & energy company that combines a wide variety of tools made up of the latest cutting-edge technologies. In part, some of those technologies, like IoT, Smart Charging, Smart Grids and Blockchain are already deployed in the real world.

GM Aims To Use Software As Key Profit Generator In Expanded EV Lineup

General Motors has not pulled any punches when it comes to the EV market with the company preparing for an all-electric future. But while we have heard about some of the models that will be a part of the plan, the company is just now revealing the key role that software will play in helping make these dreams into a very lucrative reality.
Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster, the fastest car in the world, designed to even float in the air

Tesla has been a totally disruptive company from its very beginnings, which precisely started with the production of the first generation of the Roadster, when they developed it back in 2006. After that came an incredible series of milestones and achievements in the electric vehicle sector, which also expanded to other areas.
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Benchmarking for Tesla: ABB Launches the World’s Fastest Electric Car Charger

Swiss company ABB announced that as of today, it is launching an innovative all-in-one Electric Vehicle (EV) charger, which provides the fastest charging experience on the market. ABB’s new Terra 360 is a modular charger which can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Gets Better Battery, Minor Changes For 2022

The Ford Mustang Mach-E has emerged as a very potent EV offering for Ford, but one complaint that has dogged it since its rollout into dealerships is that lower trims lack the range needed for long-distance commuting. Ford has solved this problem, with the company revealing that the electrified member of the Mustang family will get a bigger battery pack for 2022.
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GM Commercial EV Unit Expands Lineup With New Entry, Adds Verizon As New Buyer

GM's ongoing push towards EVs is not only focused on satisfying the needs of traditional consumers, but also commercial customers looking to add zero-emissions capability to their supply fleets. GM's BrightDrop commercial division is aiming to fill the void with its lineup of cargo vans and the upstart division has not only revealed their second van model but also confirmed that Verizon will be the first buyer of the new model.
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Ford Plans Massive Investment of $11.4 Billion In Tennessee and Kentucky EV Factories

Not long after the news about the Ford cooperation with the battery recycling company Redwood Materials, Blue Oval announced the following dramatic and disruptive EV investments. In partnership with SK Innovation, Ford revealed its intentions to invest $11.4 billion in two manufacturing sites in Tennessee and the other in Kentucky.
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Elon Musk - Batteries Are the Most Important Resource for Electric Cars

Elon Musk just stated on Twitter that batteries are just as important for future transportation as oil is for current transport. This is a profound statement and what must be realized is that the battery is the most expensive component to an electric car. And that cost is going to decline over time as the technology improves.