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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Tesla Giga Shanghai Achieves Annualized Production Rate Of Over 900,000 Vehicles In August

Tesla China has just posted its second-highest monthly delivery number in August, producing and selling 76,965 vehicles. And even more impressively, August's delivery numbers mark the second time Giga Shanghai was able to surpass an annualized production run rate of 900,000 vehicles.
Tesla Model Y

Model Y With Tesla Vision Receives Top Score On New Euro NCAP Safety Test Despite Lack Of Radar

The Tesla Model Y has received a leading score of 98 percent in Euro NCAP's automatic emergency braking test despite the vehicle not being equipped with radar. This is a great testament to Elon Musk's and Tesla's belief that level 5 autonomy can be achieved using only cameras.
Tesla Supercharger, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Good News For Tesla: SolarBotanic Develops Solar Chargers for EVs, Available By 2023

SolarBotanic presents its new "solar trees" to obtain solar photovoltaic energy; something that would be perfect to combine or integrate with Tesla Superchargers. These solar trees can be used as charging points for electric cars but also for energy supply at home; again, a good combination with Tesla Powerwall units. The arrival is scheduled for 2023.
Tesla solar roof

Elon Musk Says More Tesla Solar & Batteries Are Needed In California Amid Record Heat Wave & Power Outages

California is currently experiencing record heat waves and a record electricity demand with authorities warning residents to prepare for rolling blackout. And in response, Elon Musk says the state needs more solar panels & stationary batteries to deal with the current situation.
Tesla Is Reportedly Tendering for Contracts of 2nd Gigafactory in Shanghai

Tesla Is Reportedly Tendering for Contracts of 2nd Gigafactory in Shanghai

There are unconfirmed rumors in China that Tesla is building a second Gigafactory in China. This is in addition to a strong possibility that Tesla has already started certain processed to build a Gigafactory in Quebec Canada. But now we are hearing rumors of a second Gigafactory in China. In this report I am going to tell you everything I know abut it, some of which is confirmed, while the rest is not.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

True Size Of Tesla: 3D Videos To help You Visualize Its Amazing Numbers

Tesla has reached astonishing EV production numbers thanks to its excellent human resources, cutting edge technologies and innovative production techniques, among many other things. In that sense, 3D audiovisual specialist "Red Side" created two very illustrative videos that can give a clear idea of what those figures mean.