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 Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model Y Outsells Most Popular Luxury SUVs In China

Tesla Model Y is crushing the competition in China’s high-end SUV market, with the BEV crossover model having sold 23,117 units in November, a very good number indeed in the world´s biggest electric car market. This basically placed the Model Y outselling Audi Q5 and BMW X3, two very popular luxury SUVs that normally sell well in the Chinese market.
Latest Cybertruck Design Spotted at Tesla Fremont

Updated Cybertruck Design Spotted at Tesla Fremont - and a Giant Windshield Wiper

We have breaking news of the latest updated Cybertruck designs spotted at the Fremont factory for Tesla. The photos and the video look great and there is even a giant windshield wiper for the front of the truck. One giant wiper. Here are the changes in the design of the new and updated Tesla Cybertruck.
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV and 2018 TEsla Model 3

Daily driving comparison: Kia Sorento PHEV vs Tesla Model 3

I own both a 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV and a 2018 Tesla Model 3 RWD LR EV. Besides the obvious form factor, performance and handling differences between the Tesla sports sedan and the upmarket, 6 passenger Kia SUV, what differences are worth pointing out between these two vehicles in their day to day driving experience?
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Giga Texas Construction Progress: Almost Completed

New pictures from Giga Texas show that construction is advancing at a fast pace in Austin. Tesla's upcoming Gigafactory seems to be nearly complete, as per images shared on social media by many different users who have driven past the factory on Tesla Road, blown away by its massive footprint that runs a mile end to end.
Tesla AI, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla FSD: The Most Practical AI For Navigating The Real World, According To Elon Musk

Elon Musk said that Tesla is becoming the world's biggest robot company, as Tesla vehicles are basically robots on 4 wheels; also that it will be useful to put all that same technology into robots. "With FSD - Autopilot, we're creating the most practical AI for navigating the real world."
Tesla Giga Shanghai

Tesla Giga Shanghai November Production Numbers Reveal Growth Stabilizing After An Incredible Run

Tesla's Giga Shanghai production numbers are out. And according to China Passenger Car Association, the EV maker produced 52,859 vehicles in November. This is the second month in a row Giga Shanghai production has decreased and points to stabilizing production rate.
Tesla Cybertruck, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Cybertruck, A Very Special Product That Only Happens Once In a While

These are literally Elon Musk's words, when referring to the Tesla Cybertruck during an on-line interview with the Wall Street Journal last night; he also spoke about its production process and many other things (Neuralink status, Infrastructure Bill, Tunnels and Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence and Robots, SpaceX challenges, etc.).
Tesla Cybertruck, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Looking For "Hardcore" AI Engineers To Deploy Autonomy At Scale In Vehicles

On its way to achieve its mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy, Tesla is currently accepting applications (and indeed, actively searching for creative talent) for its Artificial Intelligence & Autopilot division, which is aimed at developing and deploying autonomy at scale in vehicles, robots and more.
Silver 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV

Tesla Owner Buys A Kia PHEV SUV, And Loves It

I drive both an electric car (Tesla Model 3) and a plug-in hybrid (Kia Sorento) and I love them both. I know there are many others that also own multiple plug-in vehicles, but people often ask me: “why choose an EV and a PHEV, why not two EVs and why those particular vehicles?” Those are a good set of questions worth elaborating on.
Tesla Recalls Made in China Model Y Vehicles

Tesla Recalls Model Y Vehicles in China - Europe Exports Could be Affected

There is a recent report of Tesla recalling model Y vehicles in China. This isn't just for an over the air software update, but an actual physical problem with the vehicles. Could this mean that Model Y vehicles in the U.S. also need to have a physical recall? We'll answer this and more.
Tesla Solar Panels, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Bright Future For Tesla Solar And Powerwall: Record-breaking Clean Energy Installations As Per Latest IEA Report

In fact, present and future look more than promising for Tesla Solar, Powerwall and Megapacks, as this year is expected to set an all-time record for new clean energy installations, according to the IEA’s annual “Renewables 2021: Analysis and forecasts to 2026 ” report published yesterday, December 1st.
Tesla Cyberquad

Breaking: Tesla Begins Selling A Scaled-Down Cyberquad With 150lbs Carrying Capacity & 15 Miles Range

Tesla has introduced a new Cybertruck inspired ATV called the Cyberquad for Kids. The vehicle is produced in partnership with Radio Flyer and is meant for Children. However, the ATV is so impressive and overpowered it can possibly work for smaller adults.