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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Tesla winning a war no one else is willing to fight

There has been a lot of hoopla regarding Tesla and its much-waited for Model 3. Akin to Apple’s iPhone, the Model 3 has garnered a lot of fans worldwide with some enthusiasts mirroring the devout followers of the iPhone ecosystem †1. Hindsight being what it is, it’s hard to dismiss these Tesla «fanboys» as over-protective of a particular brand of car, especially when we’ve been seeing this kind of attitude forever with Ford-vs-Chevy V8 block feuds and the likes of pickup prowesses.
Tesla Model 3 vs 2018 Nissan Leaf

How To Compare 2018 Nissan Leaf to Tesla Model 3 or Why You Shouldn't

Few days ago Tesla started its official sales of the iconic Model 3 and in two months Nissan will unveil its 2018 Leaf which is comparable to Model 3 in many ways including the price and range. But here are few points when it comes to comparing Model 3 vs Nissan Leaf that are very necessary to take into consideration when making the comparison.
Tesla Model 3 Exterior

The Serial Production Tesla Model 3 Is Fully Disclosed, More For Employees

After decades of post-modernization, Tesla Model 3, has finally become a serial production car. The company had set up a private presentation at its Fremont plant and has finalized Model 3's specs and prices. Interestingly, the final version of Model 3 is almost not different from its 2016 prototype. The first 50 cars went to employees.
Tesla Model 3 Party

Last Minute Tweets Before Tesla Model 3 Handover Party With Sneak Peek

As I am looking on Twitter, Facebook and social media to find any interesting piece of information about what's going on in Tesla headquarters ahead of the Model 3 handover party's start in few hours, I see some interesting tweets by Tesla investors and enthusiasts ahead of the start.
Electric Car Battery

Toyota's New 2020 Battery Strategy Shows It Was Playing Chess with Nissan and Tesla

Toyota was apparently playing chess with Tesla and Nissan when it comes to electric car batteries, which are going to be the driving force for future EV production. If you don't have enough good batteries, you won't have enough electric cars produced, but there is a question. Now WSJ rumor says Toyota is planning long range fast charging batteries by 2020.
Electric Cars Charging

EV Range Vs Quicker Charging: Tesla Model 3 and Nissan Leaf Owners May Prefer Faster Charging

When you follow the chatter about Tesla Model 3 or the new 2018 Nissan Leaf all the excitement seems to be about the innovation and range. But I start to hearing more and more from current EV owners like Tesla Model S and Fiat 500e that with current range their EVs have some would prefer faster charging. They would like to have ultra faster charging for the following reasons.
Xpeng Identity X EV

Tesla Model 3 Has To Compete With XPeng Identity X in China, Which is $10K Cheaper

Relatively new Chinese start-up XPeng before the end of this year will launch an electric crossover XPeng Identity X, which will be nearly 25 percent cheaper than Tesla Model 3. China is a huge market, but Tesla will have difficult time to compete with Chinese startups unless it produces Model 3 and Model S in China to avoid import tariff so it can make its cars more affordable for the Chinese buyers. Let's briefly compare them.

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