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.

Tesla Giga Berlin Disputes and What's at Stake for Tesla and Germany

What’s Disputed for Tesla Giga Berlin and What’s Next

In this news update about the Tesla Giga Berlin I am going to look at the facts, talk about the risks and opportunities for Tesla in Berlin. Deforestation, water consumption, workers' rights: there are many criticisms of the Tesla factory that is to be built at Grünheide. German RBB24’s Philip Barnstorf has published a nice story with a fact check and an inventory of the risks and opportunities that Tesla’s huge Gigafactory 4 project entails.
Brandenburg Environmental Agencies Apoprove Tesla Giga Berlin Factory

Brandenburg Environmental Agencies Are Now Pro Tesla and Approve Giga Berlin

The Brandenburg environmental associations approve the construction of the Tesla Gigafactory in Brandenburg and make no fundamental complaint. This is an important development that not many people expected such a green light for Giga Berlin from a group of local environmental agencies. What does this mean for Tesla?
Tesla Giga Berlin Drone View

Giga Berlin Drone Restriction Lifted, Cranes Building

We just learned that the drone restriction over the Tesla Giga Berlin is lifted. I am going to tell you how we learned about it and what had caused it. Also I will show you how yesterday’s crane is being setup and working today at Tesla Gigafactory 4. It’s good that things at the Giga Berlin are moving forward at phenomenal speed because in Germany new EV registrations are rising sharply, but not with Tesla. The Berlin Gigafactory will make Tesla even more popular among the German and European buyers.
Tesla Giga Berlin 3D model of the factory by Emil Senkel

High School Boy Completes Tesla Giga Berlin 3D Model and Wants to Give it to Musk

In this video article, I am going to show you the completion of phase one of the 3D model of the Tesla Giga Berlin. In my previous videos, I have mentioned and thanked the local Tesla enthusiasts from Berlin and Grunheide who send us daily updates from Giga Berlin via Twitter, but Emil Senkel, a high school student from Berlin, did something extraordinary: he built a 3D model of Tesla Giga Berlin and hope to give it to Elon Musk at the groundbreaking of Berlin Gigafactory 4 at the end of this month.
Tesla Giga Berlin Property

This Is How Much Tesla Paid For Giga Berlin Property

The purchase of the property for the planned Tesla automobile factory Giga Berlin is an interesting story. The purchase agreement between Tesla and the state of Brandenburg has already been signed and has been notarized since the end of January 2020. However, Tesla is not yet the owner of the 300 hectare site. How much is Tesla going to pay for the Giga Berlin property?
Blue Tesla Model Y 2020

This Is When You May See The 2020 Tesla Model Y in Showrooms

In this report I am going to share with you what the Tesla enthusiasts and supporters say about the 2020 Model Y being available in showrooms near you. As you may know, yesterday Tesla started sending out notification emails to some early reservation holders of the Model Y that their vehicles will be delivered in March 2020, way ahead of the schedule.
Stefan DiBitonto is a Germany Trade and Invest automotive expert talks 6 ways Tesla will change German Auto Sector

6 Ways Tesla Berlin Is Going To Change The German Automotive Sector

Torque News has an exclusive interview with a German automotive expert from Germany Trade & Invest who discusses why Tesla may complete the Berlin Gigafactory 4 by the end of the 2021 and six ways Tesla's German investment is going to change the automotive sector in Germany. These are very interesting observations.

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