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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So Who Does Get The Ticket If The Vehicle Drives Itself?

It didn't take long for the odd-looking vehicle to have a visit from the local constabulary. As Providence, R.I., tried out a new autonomous loop for its downtown area, a police car, lights flashing and siren wailing, stopped the pilot program in its tracks briefly while the officer and the attendant of the "driverless" vehicle had a nice chat.
Latest Tesla death attributed to Autopilot.

NTSB 2019 Crash Report Deja Vu- Tesla Model 3 While On Autopilot Drove Straight Into Truck Killing Occupant

A new report by the National Transportation Safety Board details the latest example of Teslas operating on Autopilot killing their occupants. The conditions of the latests were almost identical to a previous crash.
A Tesla Ownners Group Summons Contest: “Here boy, FETCH!”

Tesla Breeds Model 3 Iron Puppies as Owners Love To Play "Fetch" with Summon

Something is going viral like canine parvo across the internet, and it’s becoming a fascinating watch. You’ll see scores of Tesla owners actually playing hide and seek with their new Tesla Model 3s with the latest upgraded hard and software, in lots and garages. The scary but endearing part of the process is when their cars “sniff” them out to reunite. Welcome to an unexpected turn in the Driverless Car Revolution: it’s now about Astro, not Rosie!
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Tesla Innovates: Pre-Order Your Bad Parts (Wow, What An Idea, Or Not)

Tesla has always been a leader in innovation. They revived the factory-owned and operated car store successfully. They update their software over-the-air as soon as it is tested. And, now, to accommodate your flats and other mechanical issues, they let you pre-order the bad parts just so you can be ready.
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I Wanted The Tesla Model 3, but It's Too Late After Three Years

Today I read a very interesting discussion on Facebook about someone who had made a Tesla Model 3 reservation three years ago and wondering if it's still worthy it. He just got the invite to make is configurations. He can't sell it for a premium and he doesn't even want the car now. What to do if you have made a Model 3 reservation three years ago and don't want it in wake of so many upcoming good EVs like Nissan Leaf and others.

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