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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As we see more examples in the wild, we can hope that the dearth of new cars is nearly over.

Rivian R1S Sighting In Pasadena, Mustang Mach Es In The Wild; Is The Vehicle Drought Coming To An End?

With Tesla’s spectacular Model S Plaid event and Ford’s Maverick reveal, it can be hard to remember that we’ve been suffering a shortage of both new and used vehicles. Today, we got sightings of both a Spy-shot Clad Rivian R1S, and a show-room floor Ford Mustang Mach E in the wild. I’d like to think that at least some of the waiting for deliveries on ordered vehicles may finally be coming to an end.
Tesla Plaid Event

Take 10 Minutes Out of Your Day to Watch the Tesla Plaid Event

It’s the morning after the highly anticipated Tesla Plaid Event. And while not everyone can stay up at night because of kids, deadlines, and work the next morning, here is your opportunity to watch the Tesla Plaid Event in a 10-minute recap. So, during your coffee break today, take a look at this select video that show-and-tells the least you will want to know that stands out among the plethora of post-Tesla Plaid Event videos.
Autonomous driving will be the future of Volkswagen and the Tesla Model S

AI Driving Will Be Here Soon: Tesla And Volkswagen Make Plans

As Tesla moves forward in their quest to bring full self-driving onto the road, companies like GM and Volkswagen are following suit. The HUMMER EV and any Cadillac EV will likely have Super Cruise installed. Tesla has recently started offering paid trials for FSD, and Volkswagen has recently bandied about the concept of offering vehicle autonomy as a premium hourly service.

Tesla Model 3 Performance At Pikes Peak Race Documentary

Unplugged Performance recently released a documentary featuring their Tesla Model 3 Team Car at the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb---a 10 minute (if you are really fast) run that some describe feeling basically like racing on Mars with its thin air, harsh landscape and terrain that sent their Tesla 3 flying. It’s a “bringing a phoenix out of the flames and into the summit” story as described by racecar veteran driver Randy Pobst.
Tesla's upstream approach to battery production challenges other makers of EV batteries

From Lithium Mine To Tesla Battery Line

Here is everything (and then some) that you ever wanted to know about Tesla battery plans and production from a lithium mine to a Tesla battery line in this video culmination of 9 months of research into Tesla Battery Day. In it you will find projections, estimates, and insights as a result of that research and become a true aficionado of all things Tesla.
Tesla the car company

Which Other Companies Besides Tesla Will Survive?

Recently, Lordstown Motors warned it may not be able to stay in business for another year. This is called a going concern issue, meaning, the company may not be able to meet its financial obligations for the next 12 months. Are they going to go out of business? Are other electric vehicle companies going to face the same issue? Let's find out.
Can the Roadster really achieve 0-60 in 1.1 seconds?

Doing The Math on a Tesla Roadster 0-60 in 1.1 Seconds Claim and What Was Determined

According to an automotive website, a little number crunching and reality checking reveals what they found when doing the math on Tesla’s reputed claim of an achievable 0-60 mph in 1.1 seconds with a Roadster outfitted with a set of cold-gas thrusters known as the “Space X Package.”
Tesla Battery

Does Ford Have a Battery Advantage Over Tesla?

There was a recent Tweet from the Twitter user, @GordonJohnson19 concerning Ford batteries -vs- Tesla batteries. He said it looks like Ford has an advantage in battery technology. This was after seeing that the Electric Ford F150 Lightning had a larger kWh battery than the Tesla Model 3. Is this true? What's going on here? Let's see!
BMW iX vs Tesla Model Y

BMW iX Is a Closer Match To Tesla Model Y

Today when I published the video report about BMW's iX xDrive40 and xDrive50 release specs, date and price, Torque News Youtube community actively provided some good and informative feedback. Some people said it's expensive at $83,200, others said it's impressive, while others complained about the grill and BMW's current design language. However, Torque News contributor Dean McManis compared the BMW iX with Tesla Model Y in a very interesting comparison. Here is what Dean wrote.
CATL China Battery Factory for Tesla

A Giant Battery Factory is Being Built by Tesla Giga Shanghai

We have recent news of a rumor of a giant battery factory that is going to be built close to Tesla's Giga Shanghai factory in China. There are reports that this factory is from CATL, a Chinese battery manufacturer, and will produce 4680 battery cells for Tesla. What's going on with this and why does it matter? Let's talk about it!

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