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 To Bring Back Updated HD Radar To Its Vehicles With Autopilot HW4 Suggests New Finding

Tesla recently removed radar from the company's vehicles and moved to a camera-based pure vision system. However, today we have gotten conflicting information that suggests, Tesla is planning to bring back updated HD radar to the company's vehicles with the upcoming Autopilot Hardware 4 upgrade.
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First Tesla Supercharger V4 Station Coming To Yuma County, Arizona

A few weeks, back we got our first images of Tesla's next-generation V4 Superchargers with taller and thinner stalls. And today, we have seen plans for the first Tesla V4 supercharger station to be built in Yuma County, Arizona. The upcoming supercharger station, in addition to the new superchargers, also features solar panels and a megapack.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla To Pay Customers 100 Dollars Back For Service Delays, Under Certain Circumstances

Tesla workshops are in the middle of a changing process to become a top technical service, one that basically uses F-1 techniques; that's the way Elon Musk wants it to happen, and for that purpose he is introducing changes that may force the service workshops to eventually pay the customers back.
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Tesla Giga Shanghai Achieves Annualized Production Rate Of Over 900,000 Vehicles In August

Tesla China has just posted its second-highest monthly delivery number in August, producing and selling 76,965 vehicles. And even more impressively, August's delivery numbers mark the second time Giga Shanghai was able to surpass an annualized production run rate of 900,000 vehicles.
Tesla Model Y

Model Y With Tesla Vision Receives Top Score On New Euro NCAP Safety Test Despite Lack Of Radar

The Tesla Model Y has received a leading score of 98 percent in Euro NCAP's automatic emergency braking test despite the vehicle not being equipped with radar. This is a great testament to Elon Musk's and Tesla's belief that level 5 autonomy can be achieved using only cameras.
Tesla Supercharger, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Good News For Tesla: SolarBotanic Develops Solar Chargers for EVs, Available By 2023

SolarBotanic presents its new "solar trees" to obtain solar photovoltaic energy; something that would be perfect to combine or integrate with Tesla Superchargers. These solar trees can be used as charging points for electric cars but also for energy supply at home; again, a good combination with Tesla Powerwall units. The arrival is scheduled for 2023.

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