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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Why Plug-in Hybrids Are Better Than All-Electric Cars

When I purchased a Ford Fusion Energi PHEV that only gets 21 electric miles, my neighbor said “Tell me when Ford makes one that goes 300 miles, then I'll consider it”. Like most conventional gas car owners accustomed to 13 gallon gas tanks, they think only Teslas and Chevy Bolts with their big batteries and long electric ranges are able to compete with conventional gas powered cars.
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What would happen if Tesla goes broke under a massive burden of debt and unfulfilled promises

Most people can't imagine today's car industry without Tesla, but really, what will happen if the iconic EV maker of Model 3, Model S and Model X goes broke because of at least delayed promises and massive debt? Robert Malcolm Kay provides this commentary about the subject in Electric Cars forum.
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Demand for the Tesla Model 3: Any reason to worry?

Elon Musk began building his first car, the Tesla Roadster way back in 2008. Now here we are 10 years later with 3 model cars currently for sale: the Model 3, Model X and the Model S. Coming soon an electric truck and new roadster. Companies such as Pepsi, Walmart and Anheuser-Busch have reserved Tesla Semis. Demand for Tesla products seems to be no problem. As we can see many are lining up to purchase the vehicles in the pipeline and currently for sale. What about the Model 3?
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Electric car charging infrastructure: time for single standard connector

If you own an electric car, being able to charge it up can be a challenge. If you own a house you can plug in an outlet in your garage using the charger that came with the car. I strongly suggest you consult an electrician to make sure you house wiring can support the power draw electric cars require.

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