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.

Cathie Wood of Ark Invest siates Tesla's switch from radar to vision for autonomy improvement

Cathie Wood Goes On CNBC Making a New Prediction on When Tesla Will Go Fully Autonomous

Cathie Wood was interviewed on CNBC about the future of Tesla’s autonomous driving features. Wood stated that Tesla should make some huge advancements in autonomy over the next two years. Wood also addresses the safety concerns some have with autonomous vehicles.
BHP and Toyota have teamed up to create a battery-powered, off-road capable light truck.

Toyota's 4x4 Land Cruiser is On a EV Horizon

Toyota is planning to bring the stunning performance of electric vehicles to their already impressive Off-Roader, the 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser! Thanks to an ongoing trial in Australia, a battery powered Electric Land Cruiser may soon be in the grasp of consumer drivers as this trial will rocket Toyota's EV Program even further into the future.
Mustangs are the Pony car, and Ford is bringing them into the future of electrification.

The Mustang Lithium: A One Off EV With A Secret

Ford Mustangs have been at the heart of American Motorsports for almost 60 years, with its big 6-0 coming in just 3 short years (as it was technically released as a 65 model year in 1964 at that year’s World’s Fair). In 2023, we’re expected to see the release of the first production Electric Mustangs, but in 2019, a company named Webasto helped Ford bring a Mustang to SEMA with around 900 horsepower of pure electric excitement.
Several views of the BMW i8, a hybrid sportscar.

The BMW i8: Eight Years Of Turning Heads

The BMW i8 has sleek lines and aggressive styling cues that scream expensive taste. The sports hybrid has been turning heads since 2013 and is almost everything that I want from an electric vehicle. It’s sleek, it’s sporty, it’s got enough batteries to do quick jaunts around town but still has a gas powerplant that allows for more flexibility. This amazing piece of European Engineering sings its alluring siren song, and I am caught in her trance.
With updates in battery and charging technology, the risk of being caught charging is slowly being reduced.

Electric Vehicles In An Emergency

In 2017, the unique weather conditions over the Atlantic parented a great many storms, including Hurricane Harvey, one of the costliest storms that has ever occurred. Harvey wracked up more than 120 billion dollars in damage. Many people lost their lives to this devastating storm and many more lost their homes and vehicles to the flooding. If you must pack up and leave town to avoid a disaster, can your EV get you safe?
Ford Solid State Battery investment

Why Ford’s New Partnership With Solid-State Battery Manufacturer Could Be A Game Changer

Ford boosts investment in Solid Power for further development of solid-state vehicle battery technology, aiming to deliver longer range, lower cost and safer electric vehicles for customers. Ford’s newest Solid Power investment is in addition to the company’s previously announced $22 billion global investment in connected, electrified vehicles through 2025.
EVs have begun to diversify, but the aftermarket parts for them haven't kept up.

EV Aftermarket Modifications: What's Out There?

With Electric Vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model S, GMC HUMMER EV, and the Mustang Mach E starting their takeover of the motorsports arena, the age of electric muscle may soon be upon us. Chevrolet teased a sporty looking silhouette with an EV drivetrain- many sources believe it to be the next Camaro. But something that is sorely lacking from the EV automotive sector, is customization.
Images of the Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan: A Gem In The EV World

The Electric Vehicle market is dominated by cars that largely appear the same. No offense meant to the folks at the big manufacturers we know and love, like Tesla, Ford, Chevy, and Toyota, but the current EV offering is just not exciting, at least from a visual perspective. Sure, the Plaid mode Tesla has some insane speeds, but it just doesn’t hold an aesthetic candle to the light that is the Porsche Taycan.
Several Wrecks Involving Teslas

Autonomous Vehicles May Be The Future, But At What Cost?

Electric Cars are estimated to be the future of the automotive industry. The means of shuttling people from place-to-place marches down the inexorable road to electrification and automation. The days of the falling asleep at the wheel and dying by your own hands are gone, replaced by computers that can’t see Tractor Trailers or Police Cruisers.

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