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.

Tesla Service

It Is Surprising Most Car Dealerships Don't Have Their Own Version Of Tesla Service

Tesla Service is a great thing to utilize especially when you can't afford to spend time taking your car to and from the dealership to be serviced. This is a service that other car dealerships should incorporate more into their respective business models.
Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Patent Reveals Cybertruck Design Inspiration And Inventors, Elon Musk’s Name Notably Absent

Tesla has been granted a patent for the Cybertruck's design. In the patent application are included reference designs that closely resemble the Cybertruck. Tesla also names several employees as designers but there is no mention of Elon Musk.
Elon Musk

Elon Musk: One of the Most Valuable Things In the History of Civilization

Tesla had its earnings report for Q2, 2021 yesterday and it crushed expectations. During the earnings call, Elon Musk said something that I think most people probably glossed over. And it was related to autonomous driving and robotaxis. Let's see what this is and what the implications are.
Ford Ion Park

Ford F-150 Lightning Could Have Even More Range Than Expected Now And In The Future

New information indicates range nearing 500 miles for F-150 Lightning, without load. Ford could be on the verge of increasing range of EV F-150 as they announce Ford Ion Park, a new global battery center. Ion Park is Ford’s equivalent to Tesla’s Gigafactory. Range extending-technology at the forefront of innovative Ion Park.
Tesla Reports Earnings Q2, 2021

Tesla Reports Q2, 2021 Earnings. EPS: $1.02 GAAP; $1.45 NON-GAAP

We have breaking news of Tesla reporting on its Q2, 2021 earnings - beating expectations. GAAP earnings came in at $1.02 and NON-GAAP earnings came in at $1.45, which included a $23 million Bitcoin (one-time) impairment charge. Revenue was at $11.958 Billion -vs- $11.3 Billion expected. Let's dive into Tesla's earnings more.
Model S Plaid 69 Camaro Race

Tesla Model S Plaid Beaten in Race by Modified 69 Camaro

In a match race of the century, we have a recent video of a drag race between a Tesla Model S Plaid and a Chevy 69 Camaro. Clearly the Chevy 69 Camaro has had some modifications done, including using Nitrous, but even so, this is the first time I've seen the Tesla Model S Plaid lose in any kind of race. Let's check in on the action.
Old Tesla battery packs find new life in old vehicles

ICE Owner Converting His 2010 Ford Escape Into an EV Using Old Tesla Battery Packs

Looking for a creative but risky project using old Tesla Battery Packs? Here’s one ICE owner who is showing his project-in-progress discussing the Tesla battery packs he is using to convert his 2010 Ford Escape into a Tesla battery-powered EV. A must-see video as he explains issues that can go terribly wrong with thermal runaway and other dangers with the cell packs as he modifies the modules for use in his future ICE converted to EV wheels.
Tesla Cybertruck

Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Will Only Offer A Yoke Steering Wheel For Model S & X, Possibly Cybertruck

Elon Musk has ruled out any chance Tesla might offer a conventional steering wheel for the new Model S & X. Musk's confidence in Tesla's yoke future also suggests the Cybertruck might only be offered with a yoke steering wheel.

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