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.

Reaching New Heights With Lithium-Air Battery Technology – Four Times Higher Than Lithium-Ion

Mohammad Asadi, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, has just published an article in the journal “Science” describing the chemistry behind his novel lithium-air battery design. The insights gained will allow high-tech companies like Tesla, and in fact, all other EV manufacturers to further optimize battery design, with the potential to achieve ultra-high power densities far in excess of current lithium-ion technology.
Tesla Giga Shanghai

Tesla China Produces Record 66k Vehicles In January Despite Extended Holiday Shutdown

Tesla China has just posted a record delivery number for the month of January producing and selling 66,051 vehicles. This number is even more impressive when we take into account that Giga Shanghai was closed in the last 8 days of January for the Chinese Lunar new year.
Tesla Cybertruck

A Production Beta Cybertruck Spotted Out Testing Near Tesla Design Studio Following Elon Musk’s Review

Yesterday, Elon Musk announced that he just reviewed the production beta Cybertruck and added to the hype of the vehicle by saying "it's incredible." And today, a new Cybertruck prototype has been spotted testing close to Tesla's design studio with two never before seen changes.
Tesla Giga Shanghai

Tesla Might Be Close To Opening A Factory In Indonesia In Exchange For Nickel Mining Rights

According to reports, Tesla is close to signing a deal to open a manufacturing facility in Indonesia. The country has the highest nickel deposit in the world and Tesla's decision appears to be necessitated by Indonasia's ban on raw nickel exports, and the EV maker's decision to enter into nickel mining.
Tesla Solar Panels, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

A Step Towards Renewable Energy: Exploring Thermophotovoltaics (TPV) Efficiency and Manufacturing

TPV (Thermo Photovoltaic) Energy is a form of renewable energy that harnesses the heat from the sun and converts it into electricity. This type of energy system involves using an array of photovoltaic (PV) cells to capture sunlight and then converting the energy to electricity.
Tesla Giga Nevada

Elon Musk Once Again Highlights Tesla Giga Nevada Expansion, Says It’ll ‘Almost Entirely Be Solar-Powered’

Last week in a surprise move Tesla announced a $3.6 billion expansion to Giga Nevada. And, today, Musk has once again highlighted Giga Nevada's scale by pointing out that the plant is already the "biggest battery cell, pack & electric motor factory in Americas." and that "over time, Tesla expects Giga Nevada to be almost entirely solar-powered."
Tesla Giga Shanghai

Tesla Mexico Factory Rumors Reemerge, Now Including Far-Fetched Claims About Exporting Vehicles By Plane

Today we have received a conflicting rumor suggesting Tesla is eyeing Mexico City rather than Nuevo Leon for the EV maker's Mexico plant. Although citing high-ranking Mexican officials, the new report still contains some far-fetched claims suggesting Tesla chose the site in order to utilize a new airport to export vehicles using planes.