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
  • Tesla Model Y ————————————— Starting MSRP $52,990

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Tesla shows off the Design Of A Hyperloop Pod That Can Travel 700 mph It Has Been Working On

At Tesla's showing at the Peterson Automotive Museum, among other items, the EV maker has also brought a scaled-down version of a Hyperloop pod that the company has been working on. A Hyperloop is a new form of transportation Elon Musk has invented and is expected to travel at speeds as high as 700 mph.
Tesla FSD, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla FSD: Latest Update Able To Detect Cheating Devices Trying To Fool Autopilot

The beta version of the FSD autopilot (Full Self Driving) has led many - reckless - users to try to deceive the system so as not to meet the security requirements in order to continue driving safely. Tesla has now started to take action to prevent it.
Tesla Semi

Tesla’s Head Of IR Says He “Didn’t Believe It's Possible To Make a 500-mile Truck” Days Ahead Of Deliveries

5 years after the unveiling, Tesla is set to begin delivering the company's all-electric class 8 truck on December first. However, only days out until the start of deliveries, Tesla's head of Investor Relations, Martin Veicha says he "didn't believe it's possible to make a 500 mile, fully loaded Class 8 truck."
VW ID.4, Mustang MAch-E, Tesla Model Y, Toyota Prius Prime, and Kia Sorento PHEV

The Top 5 U.S. Plug-In Electric Vehicle Makers Might Surprise You, A Little

I’ve written up several predictions of which automotive brands will round out the top 5 plug-in electric sales spots (behind 1st place Tesla). Now that we are near the end of another year, we can pretty well see how those predictions turned out, but what does next year have in store for the U.S. plug-in electric vehicle market? Will the same 5 brands retain their lead spots next year too, or will we start to see some shifts?
Tesla Cybertruck

Video Of A New Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Surfaces With Final Tweaks Ahead Of Production

Since its unveiling back in 2019, Tesla has made several changes to the Cybertruck design. And today, thanks to a video of a new Cybertruck prototype that surfaced online, we can see all the final changes Tesla has made to the Cybertruck before the start of production.
Tesla Cybertruck, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Cybertruck: 1,5 Million Reservation Holders, Needs To Start Selling ASAP

Given the increasing competition from traditional automakers, Tesla needs to recover the momentum created with the launch of the Cybertruck, after – long - three years without a new electric model on the market: the million and a half Cybertruck accumulated reservations should by all means work as a guarantee of business success.
Tesla FSD

Elon Musk Announces FSD Beta Is Available To All Teslas In North America In Time For Thanksgiving

Tesla has decided to open the floodgates and allow any Tesla owner in North America who purchased the full self-driving option to download FSD Beta. Now hundreds of thousands of Tesla owners will have one more thing to be grateful for on thanksgiving.
Tesla Giga Shanghai

Tesla Shares Surge 8% Following Reports Elon Musk Is Eying South Korea For Tesla’s Next Gigafactory

Citing a conversation that Elon Musk had with the South Korean president, today Reuters came out with a report claiming that Tesla has picked the east Asian country as one of its top candidates for the EV maker's next gigafactory. This new sent Tesla share surging rising by 8% in a single trading day.
Hyundai Ioniq 6, Tesla Model Y, Kia EV6, and Ford F-150 Lighting EVs

How Fast Is The US Auto Market Going To Switch To Electrified Vehicles?

The other day I shared a nice lunch and conversation with an older stranger at a winery. We talked about wine, the stories behind each bottle and label, and after a while the conversation turned to electrified vehicles. He was very interested to hear about my experiences and thoughts as he was considering purchasing his first EV or plug-in hybrid for himself, or possibly for his wife.

In the First Half Of The Quarter, Tesla China Hits a New Record Delivering 55K Vehicles Domestically

Tesla China has reached a new domestic delivery record selling 55,100 vehicles between October 1 and November 21. This number significantly outperforms the previous record for a similar timeframe which stood at 43,000 vehicles.
Tesla Batteries, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

University Of Cambridge Team Discovers Why EV Batteries Degrade; Tesla, Other Automakers Grateful

An investigation from the University of Cambridge has found the reason why electric car batteries lose efficiency and degrade throughout their lifecycle; very good news for Tesla, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, GM, NIO, Kia, and many other EV manufacturers, as they will be able use the findings to improve existing technologies in a critical area.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Earning 8 Times More Than Toyota Per Car Sold, With Sales 6 Times Lower

Toyota is the undisputed leader in terms of automobile production worldwide, that is, legacy - ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars, while Tesla is by all means the world leader in terms of BEV (Battery Electric Cars) or “pure” EVs; there are big differences between the two giants in terms of profit margins, though.
Tesla Interior and iphone

After Years Of Pleading With Elon Musk Tesla Owners Are Finally Getting Apple Music In Their Vehicles

For years Tesla owners have been asking Elon Musk to bring Apple Music to the company's vehicles. And today their pleas have been answered as Model S with developer software on display at the Peterson Automotive Museum has been spotted with Apple Music installed.
Tesla FSD Beta

Release Note For Tesla FSD Beta V11 Which Will Bring Vector Space To Highways Now Shared Online

Tesla is currently in the initial stages of rolling out FSD Beta V11 which is the company's next iteration of autopilot software. FSD Beta V11 is expected to bring vector spaces and use of all 8 cameras to highway driving. Currently, we have yet to see FSD Beta V11 out in the world however, until then we have gotten V11's release note with a list of all the improvements coming with the new software.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Powerwall Has A Direct Competitor: Amptricity Presented Residential Battery With Solid Electrolyte

Amptricity just confirmed today that it will start sales of its first home battery model, equipped with solid electrolyte cells; an alternative that stands out for its safety features, but also for a guarantee that basically lasts 25 years. Will it be able to compete with the Tesla Powerwall?