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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2016 Chevrolet Volt Review: The Most Functional EV Gets Better in Every Way

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been redesigned from the ground up, including an all-new drivetrain, but how do all of those upgrades translate into real world use? Well, they make the 2nd generation Volt better than the original Volt in every way – from electric range to driving dynamics to the plush cabin.
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Feds Approve Rear View Video Camera Mirror for Cadillac CT6, Chevy Bolt

General Motors has a high tech rear view camera mirror system for the Cadillac CT6 and the Chevy Bolt, and according to the folks at Autoblog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved this system – opening up a whole new area of interior technology that is sure to quickly spread across the industry.
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The Cadillac ELR is Headed for Extinction and I’m Bummin'

The folks at Automotive News announced yesterday that the extended range Cadillac ELR – essentially the luxury coupe version of the Chevrolet Volt – will not continue on into a next generation and with the ELR being one of my favorite vehicles on the market today – I am sad to hear that the beautiful electric Caddy coupe is headed for the automotive graveyard.

VW Budd-e Concept Looks Promising, But Also Looks Like Kia Soul's Bigger Cousin

Budd-e is unveiled on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It promises to have 373 mile of all-electric range. But since it looks similar to Kia Soul, there is an interesting discussion at Kia Sould EV Facebook page and here are some of the interesting opinions from this public forum.

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Don't Hold Your Breath for an Electric Corvette Stingray

It was discovered recently that General Motors has moved to protect the names Corvette E-Ray and E-Ray for use on an automobile, but I still don’t believe that we will be able to buy an electric-powered Corvette anytime in the near future – so all of those enraged Corvette loyalists can take a nice deep breath.

A Smart Watch for Christmas: Is an EV Next?

One thing is for sure, you can get information about your state of charge for your Ford Electric Vehicles. The Ford Motor company has created an app for the android and apply eco system smart watch families that works together with Ford’s SYNC system. The smart watch app is very practical and useful for checking on the status of the car’s state of charge.

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