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.

New Mexico should be tesla Gigafactory location

Why New Mexico, not Texas, should win the Gigafactory

The potential location for Tesla’s Gigafactory has been narrowed down to four states: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. The Lone Star State looks like the most attractive option on paper and Nevada and Arizona are both very viable candidates, but the relationship thus far between Texas and Tesla compared to New Mexico’s enthusiasm for the company’s vision could tip the scales in favor of New Mexico.
Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt to receive much-needed upgrade for 2016

The Chevrolet Volt has been the gold standard among plug-in hybrid electric vehicles since its much-hyped debut in 2010, but the vehicle has remained largely unchanged since and appears to be due for a refresh as sales have stalled in recent months. GM hopes the second generation of the Volt will rejuvenate its flagship plug-in.

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