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.

VW eGolf

Volkswagen e-Golf All-Electric Car: Will It Be A Success?

Electric cars are all the rage, and with gas prices usually above $3.00 per gallon and fluctuating on a daily basis, expect more of hybrid and electric plug-in vehicles gracing the roadways than ever before. Consumers will be looking for something that saves cash at the pump and reduces their overall carbon footprint. These consumer demands in conjunction with government regulations for fuel efficiency have automakers looking for solutions to meet needs all around.

An electric car without batteries, powered by its body panels, is a long way off

Research at the Queensland University of Technology claim to have developed a graphene-based supercapacitor that is so lightweight the researchers think it could ultimately be integrated into body panels to power an electric car. Their time frame is extremely optimistic, however.

When it comes to EVs and fuel cells, what is Toyota really thinking?

Though there does not necessarily have to be a battle between batteries and fuel cells, it often seems to happen that way. Toyota has been fueling the conflict between the two technologies through its words and actions, but what does the automaker truly think about the future of transportation?
2016 Chevy Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt is better in almost every way, but two crucial unknowns remain

GM has said that the second-generation Volt set to debut at the North American International Auto Show in January will be better in every way. After today’s press event detailing many of the impressive changes in the 2016 Volt, two major questions are still unanswered.

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