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.

Nissan Leaf Charging

What To Do When Owners Leave Their Nissan Leaf Plugged In and Not Charging

What do you do with people who leave their Nissan Leaf or another EV plugged in to a charger and not charging an hour or more after their car is done? "I am tempted to leave a note telling them how long it takes for their car to charge," writes one EV owner. Should you do that?
Tesla Model S 60

Tesla Model S 60 vs 85 In Terms of Battery Upgrade and From Owners' Perspective

"Are all Tesla Model S 60s eligible to upgrade to the 75kwh? We're debating between getting a 60 vs 85. Also, do you get anything else with the upgrade (such as performance) or is it just unlocking the capacity/range?' asked one person in a Tesla Model S forum. Here is what the community members said.
Tesla Model X Fire Falcon Doors Not Opening

Can a Fire Stop The Falcon Wing Doors on a Tesla Model X?

A video has surfaced on Youtube that contains pictures of a head-on collision of a Tesla Model X. The pictures show both cars on fire so the source of the fire’s origin is in question. The crash happened in February in a city in China and Tesla is reviewing the circumstances around it. But the question remains as to can a fire stop the Falcon Wing Doors from opening on a Tesla?
Nissan Leaf Battery Burned

Warning Not To Try To Tamper With The Leaf Battery Pack at Home

As a former Nissan Leaf driver of a 2013 Nissan Leaf and as a former owner of an EV Conversion company, I was always tempted to try and extend the range of my Nissan Leaf. I never did it because of lack of time and do to the fact that I leased it so I didn’t want to end up tampering with the car at all. I drove it until it was due back and miss it to this day.

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