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 Giga Shanghai

Elon Musk Says China’s Zero Covid Policy Has Made Tesla’s 1st Quarter Exceptionally Difficult

Today, Tesla announced yet another record delivery number for Q1 2022. Still, despite Tesla's incredible performance, CEO Elon Musk says China's zero COVID policy and supply chain disruptions have made the quarter exceptionally challenging.
Tesla Fremont Factory

Tesla (TSLA) Finishes Q1 2022 With Only 17 Inventory Vehicles In The US

Despite Tesla increasing vehicle production at an incredible pace, demand for the EV maker's vehicles seems to have no end. And in a new sign of the skyrocketing demand, today Tesla inventory tracking sight announced the EV maker ended the quarter with only 17 inventory vehicles in the US.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Cyber Rodeo Coming To Gigafactory Texas, Large Megapack Included As Energy Backup

The official opening for mass media and social media of the Texas Gigafactory in Austin will not be called Giga Fest (like in Giga Berlin), but "Cyber Rodeo". Once again a wink is made to the local culture, in this case with two elements: Cyber in allusion to the style of the future electric pick-up truck that will be manufactured in the Lone Star State, and Rodeo in reference to the Texan traditional cowboy culture.
Senator Elizabeth Warren CNBC Interview

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Says She Celebrates Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Success

Senator Elizabeth Warren in a new CNBC Squawk Box interview has softened her criticism of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. In the interview, Warren says she celebrates Elon Musk's success and that she is asking the richest individuals to pay their fair share of taxes so that the next Elon Musk has a chance.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Spends Three Times R&D Average On Each Car Sold, With No Advertising At All

A recent study by stockapps.com concluded that Tesla is basically a genius company in terms of advertising and creativity, and that spending is 100% allocated to critical areas such as R&D, which directly benefits customers, instead of marketing/advertising, like legacy OEM manufacturers.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, & Y

Judge Approves $41.2M Payout From Elon Musk & Tesla’s 2018 Settlement With The SEC

After 3 and a half years since Elon Musk and Tesla paid $40 million to settle Musk's "funding secured" tweet, the SEC will finally be dispersing the funds to Tesla investors. The move comes following a decision by Judge Alison Nathan of U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Elon Musk Confirms: Tesla Working On New Manganese Battery Cell, Halfway Between NCM And LFP

Elon Musk confirmed during Giga Berlin event that Tesla is working on a manganese-based battery cell that due to its properties, could be placed between the more expensive, higher energy capacity NCM/NCA ternary chemicals, and the cheaper LFPs with less range.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, & Y

Elon Musk Announces New Paint Colors With 8 & 13 layers For Tesla Model Y Made In Giga Berlin

At the recent Giga Berlin Model Y delivery event, Elon Musk finally gave us an update regarding the new vehicle colors expected to come out of the new factory. According to Musk, there will be two new colors - a new 13 layer red and an 8 layer liquid silver.