Tesla News and Updates

Read the latest Tesla news here. At TorqueNews we cover Tesla’s automotive and financial news, and do reviews so that you can make the best decision when it comes to buying your next car, or if you’re just in the mood to learn a little about Tesla.

Tesla is one of the most well known names in the modern day automotive industry. It is the leading automotive manufacturer for battery powered cars. Yes, that means zero gasoline usage. It is without question that the evil genius behind this company, Elon Musk, has done anything except the abnormal. Their brand released their first car in 2008 and today in 2020 it is one of the most popular and practical options you can get on the market. Tesla’s have entered the market from the top down as they are quickly on their way to meet the $20,000 to $30,000 price mark, but their most popular models are $35,000 and above.

The brand is most noted by their quirky leader, their long range capabilities under one singular charge, their surprising performance aspects, and their cutting edge technology. Currently, the Model S holds the record for the longest range on one charge which was 370 miles, but Elon claims 400 miles is coming soon and also claims that the coming soon 2nd gen Tesla Roadster will not only be the fastest production car, but it will also have a range of 620 miles which is absurd.

The Current Tesla Lineup

  • Teslas Model 3 ————————————— Starting MSRP $35,000
  • Tesla Model S ————————————— Starting MSRP $75,000
  • Tesla Model X ————————————— Starting MSRP $81,000

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Tesla Model 3 in the Fast lane

Closing Pandora’s Box: Tesla Takes One Year Finding a Solution to a Hack in Same System Driverless Cars Will be Using

Thieves are hacking Tesla vehicles and their key fobs worldwide with special hacking computer hardware tools to steal the car within seconds. It took Tesla a year to solve it. All this, from the company that wants to bring us a world of electric cars without drivers, the problems that may seem too difficult for Tesla to solve over the electric cars they already have that still need them.
Tesla Model S

What a Perfect Time to Buy a Used Electric Car! A Glut of EVs on the Used Car Market Makes Them a Steal!

With the continued uptick purchases of trucks and SUVs by US consumers, while global new car sales are slowing down, and gas prices remaining low the last two years, there is now a glut of used EV cars on the market, with bargains to be had if you know where and how to find one for the right price.
Kalashnikov CV-1

Russia’s Re-Volt: Their Green Response to Tesla’s Capitalistic Electric Revolution is a Soviet Retread EV

Poor Tesla: First it was the Shorts, now even the Russians are coming after them with a new Kalashnikov CV-1 electric car. Kalashnikov wants to build an electric car. But this Russian response from the inventors of the AK-47, to Tesla’s earth soothing, humanity healing, eco-conscious electric car lineup, is a retreaded 1970’s Soviet Era hatchback retro-electrified. Classic car conversion: maybe. State of the art design prototype: no. Roadware! Very nice!
5 Speed Manual Gear Pattern

Now You Want One as They’re Getting Rid of Them: the Manny Tranny: The Lazy Driver vs. EVs

We have no one to blame for the destruction of the manual transmission except for the few of us that were gifted to know how to use it. If we only knew how few of us existed, maybe we could have coordinated consumer demand to prevent the inevitable from happening. Electrics would have sealed their fate anyway.
Why did big investors sell Tesla?

Two of Tesla's Largest Shareholders Sold Before Musk's "Going Private" Announcement Fiasco - What Did They Know?

Two of Tesla's largest institutional investors, Fidelity Investments and T. Rowe Price Group sold off a significant portion of their stake in the luxury car maker before Elon Musk's comments about going private. What did they know that the public did not?
Elon Musk with Tesla Model S in Fremont Tesla Factory

Is the End of the Musk Era at Tesla Looming? As Debt Crisis Mounts, Drugs and Tears Admissions Make Tesla Stock Dive

It ain’t easy being a multi billionaire running a Fortune 500 company with a $1 billion USD debt payment looming in March. But the market sent a message today: wipe your tears rich boy and do your job: people’s lives and working class jobs are on the line.
Tesla Model S Battery Charging at Supercharger

The Worldwide Car Battery Shortage and is Your New Car Order Affected?

With the growing rapid output of worldwide EV production, the glaring reality of supply and demand becomes more obvious as to which key players in the auto industry are prepared for battery shortages and which ones are not. Regardless, if the company you buy a BEV from is not one of “the big three,” you should expect you car order to be delayed because of battery shortages by the factory.
Audi S5

Conversion Shop Does Neat Tesla-Audi Change

At one time about 750 years ago, a bunch of guys called alchemists tried to turn lead into gold. That they didn't know anything about periodic tables and metals related to lead didn't deter them as they were convinced they could do it. It's too bad they didn't know, they would have saved lots of time. Today's conversions in the auto world work a lot better as this Tesla-Audi Swap. Read On.
Tesla Model 3 Courtesy Tesla Medía Website

A New Battery Design May Mean a Sooner or Surer $35,000 Single Base Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that Tesla’s battery development people have come up with a lighter weight and cheaper design of the Model 3 battery pack. This can be a game changer not only for the elusive Base Model 3, but across the entire present and future model range.
Saudi Arabia Tesla Buyout

"Funding Secured" Means the Saudis Want In: the Tesla Buyout May be the Largest in History

The Tesla news blindsided and shocked the world. A stock exchange wasn’t notified, neither was the Securities Exchange Commission. Not even the board of directors of the company that was affected by the news. Stock prices went crazy, its stock was eventually suspended, everyone who’s anyone about billions denied they were asked to help, and a moment of explanation finally came: Elon Musk wants Tesla to go private, he wants an equity leveraged buyout, and he wants the Saudis to finance it.
Instagram Rendering NexGen Model S, Model 3 Cabin Like Model S, Safety Cage Model S

Another Instagram Artist Strikes Again for Us to Contemplate What Changes Should Come on Model S

Like it was a few weeks ago when a Spanish designer took to Instagram to show his render of a proposed Tesla Semi 8 RV Camper, another artist has given us his vision of what a Tesla Model S next generation might look like with the present generation before its retirement sometime in 2021.
Nissan NV Electric Camper (top) and VW Buzz ID Bus (bottom)

Limited EV Camper Market Options Makes Tesla Create a Camper Mode for its Cars

With all the fast paced changes occurring in the EV world from a Tented Model 3 to a Class 8 Mighty Tesla Semi RV Camper coached by Instagram, has unfortunately left EVers with an inescapable reality: this summer they’re left short handed with few camping vehicle options. What’s presently selling they’re not selling them here in the states. And Teslarites are taking the matter into their own hands.
Chargy EV charger at a street lamp

char.gy's CEO Founder Shares The Secrets of Future EV Charging with Torque News

Electric car ownership will remain a charging station sticking point for urban and apartment dwellers, as fingerpointing tries to blame who is responsible for setting up public and fast charging stations across the US. In the UK, local governments are requiring the installation of open access points for public charging. This is the kind of charging where a payment method is not required on demand at site. A UK EV charging company called char.gy is about to change all of this on both sides of the big lake.

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