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Electric Vehicle News and Reviews

Electric Vehicle News and Reviews

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.

By Justin Hart on December 7, 2023 - 3:24AM
Kia has been on a roll the last 16 months with consistent year-over-year sales growth. The fact the auto industry was still recovering from supply chain woes last year set the bar low, but Kia still achieved their best ever sales year, in only 11 months.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 6, 2023 - 11:31PM
Jim Farley, CEO of Ford, confirmed today that he got the document from Tesla on the 48-volt architecture via Elon Musk responded to him, saying, "You're welcome."
By Jeremy Johnson on December 6, 2023 - 10:47PM
There is a video I'm calling "Truck 2.0", from Hagerty, that outlines everything you could ever want to know about the Tesla Cybertruck and that the outward appearance is the least outrageous thing about it.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 6, 2023 - 9:31PM
There is a video of a new Tesla Roadster on display with a stunning silver body. It also has a single windshield wiper blade on the front.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 6, 2023 - 8:56PM
Tesla is offering another version of the Foundation Series of its Cybertruck, this time for the AWD or dual-motor version. It will cost $99,990 and come with premium accessories.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 6, 2023 - 3:40PM
Jay Leno was just spotted driving a Foundation Series Cybertruck, number 5 out of 1,000. He says that it is "incredible" and "feels as fast as a Tesla Plaid." He also said that it wasn't his and came from one of his buddy's and just came off the line.
By Timothy Boyer on December 6, 2023 - 3:36PM
Consumer Reports lists the best fuel-efficient cars based on their fuel-economy test results of hybrid car models that possess strong Overall Scores from Consumer Reports’ vehicle rating system.
By Marc Stern on December 6, 2023 - 3:32PM
Just released, the 7th Gen Mustang S650 will be around for four more years.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 6, 2023 - 11:24AM
We just got news that someone paid $120,000 for their Foundation series Cybertruck. This is $20,000 more than the highest end Cyberbeast. Only 1,000 of these are ever going to be made and they come with some special features.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 6, 2023 - 10:57AM
Word is out that Giga Shanghai is going to expand in order to produce the compact car, or $25,000 for Tesla. This expansion will also allow for Tesla to produce energy storage products locally.
By Tinsae Aregay on December 6, 2023 - 7:51AM
In a new interview, Elon Musk has admitted that the Cybertruck production ramp will go slower than otherwise hoped. Musk said, “Cybertruck will not be material to Tesla’s financials in 2024.” Musk pushed Cybertruck volume production to 2025.
By Tinsae Aregay on December 5, 2023 - 8:49PM
Elon Musk confirmed next-gen $25,000 vehicle production has moved from Giga Mexico to Giga Texas. Musk added Tesla is close to starting production of this car and teased “technology far in advance of anything in the automotive world.”
By Timothy Boyer on December 5, 2023 - 5:54PM
Here is what Consumer Reports analysts have to say about which Hybrid SUVs are the proven best within a price range of $35,000 to $45,000 right now!
By John Goreham on December 5, 2023 - 4:06PM
We examine three fuzzy areas of the cost of ownership of a Tesla Cybertruck and make some predictions.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 5, 2023 - 11:05AM
Tesla insurance is under scrutiny as of late and the reason is its faulty forward collision warnings. These are reducing safety scores, inflating insurance premiums, and have triggered a class-action lawsuit.
By John Goreham on December 5, 2023 - 10:51AM
As the modern age of electric vehicles grows close to completing three decades, we look back on some milestones in the industry and in our testing.
By John Goreham on December 5, 2023 - 8:10AM
Are you about to install a new EV charger setup? We have some advice for you, and an explanation as to why you should hard-wire it or install the plug “upside down.”
By Tinsae Aregay on December 5, 2023 - 8:10AM
A new video shows a Tesla Cybertruck carrying a Toyota Prius on the truck bed while off-roading. Further inspection of the video reveals that the Cybertruck is preparing for an automatic emergency braking test.
By Peter Neilson on December 4, 2023 - 4:01PM
Explore the evolution of eco-friendly driving from the pioneering Toyota Prius to the futuristic Tesla Cybertruck. Witness how they're reshaping the automotive world.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 4, 2023 - 10:27AM
The Tesla Cybertruck has dynamic 4-wheel steering-by-wire, and this was recently compared to a wiggling cat. The comparison is actually very accurate.
By Tinsae Aregay on December 4, 2023 - 10:12AM
At the Cybertruck delivery event, Tesla showed off the Cybertruck’s durability rather disappointingly by softly lobbing a baseball at the glass. However, a new video shows Tesla’s top executive team thoroughly testing the Cybertruck glass.
By Timothy Boyer on December 4, 2023 - 10:00AM
Here’s the latest on Tesla special lease and financing deals for this month reported today by Carfax and the caveats you will want to pay attention to before signing a deal.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 4, 2023 - 9:25AM
A flyover drone shows how Tesla exports their vehicles from Giga Shanghai. There are endless lines of Tesla vehicles that look tiny compared to a giant boat that they get on to sail to their destination.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 4, 2023 - 12:29AM
The Tesla Cybertruck is currently breaking the internet. Video reviews about the Cybertruck are getting millions of views, showing that there is great interest in the Cybertruck.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 3, 2023 - 8:23PM
Giga Berlin is producing cars at full force and can be seen in some stunning winter photos from a flyover drone.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 3, 2023 - 4:23PM
A Tesla owner shares that they haven't really done any maintenance for the last few years. Is it true that a Tesla needs zero maintenance?
By Jeremy Johnson on December 3, 2023 - 11:51AM
Tesla is shipping a free guide on 48-volt architecture for EVs to all its competitors in a slam and challenge to the CEO of every other car company to hopefully get its competitors to step it up in their EV manufacturing.
By Denis Flierl on December 3, 2023 - 7:01AM
What will happen when performance vehicles like the Subaru STI go all-electric? The electric vehicle's silence could be the performance model's death knell without the Subie rumble.
By Justin Hart on December 3, 2023 - 3:59AM
US car dealers are escalating their resistance to EVs. In a recent letter to president Biden, they falsely claimed to “reflect the voice of customers” and to sell “every major brand in the US”. It is a sign that dealerships are getting desperate.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 2, 2023 - 11:36AM
Tesla doesn't often make mistakes, but it made a mistake in this case. Its Cybertruck range extender currently goes on top of the truck bed against the main cabin of the truck. Instead, it should have gone in the compartment underneath the truck bed.