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

Follow Torque News Tesla reporters Guillaume Humbert, Paul Fosse and Tinsae Aregay for daily Tesla News.

Tesla Batteries, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Good News For Tesla And EV Brands: Batteries With More Range Capacity By Rearranging Structure Of Cathodes

Eliminating empty spaces that are created in battery electrodes can help increase the capacity of the battery (up to 25%), and consequently the range of EVs in which they are implemented, according to an interesting study recently published.
Tesla Cybertruck, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Cybertruck: World's Largest Casting Machine Heading To Gigafactory Texas From Italy

Idra, the Italian company that manufactures the casting machines for Tesla, confirms the shipment of the largest machine of this type in the world to Giga-Texas in Austin; the giant machine will be installed on the production line of the Tesla Cybertruck.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model 3 With LFP Cells: Much More Range Than Advertised

The LFP battery cells Tesla implements in the Model 3 manufactured in Shanghai are revealing their very good performance, well beyond the specifications of the manufacturer itself. A real road test confirms that its capacity is even higher than the specifications stated in its own data sheet.
Silver 2022 Kia Sorento and Black Tesla Model 3

PHEVs Can Achieve Similar Emissions Reductions As Full EVs, Depending

I am one of those nerdy types that keeps track of lots of things in spreadsheets. I track per mile fuel costs for my electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. I also track how much electricity I am using at home versus on the road/away from home. I’m a little extra, I admit. But I wonder, how close are my EV and PHEV in terms of their overall lifecycle emissions?
Tesla Semi, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla To Triple 4680-Cells Production, But Not Including Them In Semi

Tesla has just updated its new 4680 battery cells production capacity: according to official information this improvement means that mass production is getting closer; although on the other hand and in parallel, Tesla also claims to be reducing its dependence on them. Is it a contradiction?