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.

Michigan startup claims to double energy density with solid-state battery

The finish line is not yet in sight in the race for a drastic lithium-ion battery breakthrough, and many competitors claim to be in the running. The latest company to emerge from the shadows is a University of Michigan spin-off called Sakti3. Should we remember the name?
GM Ford Solar EV Charging

Not to be outdone by GM, Ford unveils plans for massive solar canopy for EV charging

GM has backed up its stated commitment to electric vehicles by leading the industry in workplace charging, particularly the solar-powered variety. Ford has responded with plans for a solar canopy of epic proportions, partly to charge its own electric vehicles.
Hydrogen fueling costs

Hydrogen fueling costs should be final nail in the coffin for fuel cell vehicles

Not that fuel cell cars are dead yet - in fact, their life in the hands of regular consumers is only beginning. Yet the price of refueling seems to be often overlooked in the debate over the viability of hydrogen vehicles, and Toyota’s initial estimates are not encouraging.

The 2014 Cadillac ELR Review: 125mpg, EV Freedom and Premium Luxury from a Proven Automaker

The Chevrolet Volt is a fantastic extended range electric vehicle so it should come as no surprise that the 2014 Cadillac ELR arrives as the best option for anyone looking to buy a true luxury EV from a company that will still be around in a few years – while also doing away with range anxiety in the true premium style.

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