Automotive News

This section of Torque News provides the latest auto news and updates from the car manufacturers. Every day number of news stories and editorials are published here that give our readers an overview of what is happening in the automotive industry. Read this section daily to find out about new cars, vehicle reviews and car pictures. Torque News is an automotive news website by Hareyan Publishing, LLC, dedicated to covering the latest news, reviews and opinions about the car industry.
Tesla Battery

LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Battery Switch for Tesla Models 3 and Y

As per Tesla´s Q3 report, the company is switching over to LFP (Lithium Iron Phospate) batteries for all of its standard range Model Y and Model 3 cars. Tesla also intends to bring LFP battery production to the same locations where it manufactures its vehicles (Giga Texas, Giga Berlin), as per the latest information available.
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Top Seller in New Zealand as Country Aims to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Very good numbers come from New Zealand, as Tesla Model 3 outsold Toyota mainstays such as Toyota´s Corolla, Hilux and RAV4 models in September. Electricity helped give New Zealand new-vehicle sales a boost, with a big bounceback from Covid-19 restrictions: it was the second biggest month on record for registrations, with electrified models making up a very nice 21 per cent of the 16,518 total.
Good Used Cars Under $5,000

Best Used Cars and SUVs for Less Than $5,000 Rated by Consumer Reports

The used car market is tight and so are budgets. However, if you are looking for a good used car or SUV model that has proven its worth with a good track record over the past 18 years, here are some models analysts at Consumer Reports rate as the best deals that can be found under $5,000.
Tesla Model Y

Tesla Confirms Refreshed Model Y With 4680 Cells & New Architecture Will Begin Deliveries Early 2022

Tesla executives, at the companies recent quarterly earnings call, confirmed the refreshed Model Y, which will be produced at Giga Texas and Giga Berlin, will begin deliveries with 4680 cells and brand new architecture in early 2022.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Calls For President Biden To Fire Anti-Tesla NHTSA Head Who Expressed Desire To Punch Elon Musk Gather Steam

A petition looking to persuade President Joe Biden to fire the new NHTSA head is gathering steam. The petition states, new NHTSA head, Dr. Missy Cummings has in the past expressed a desire to punch Elon Musk, showed bias against Tesla by associating with TeslaQ, and has a financial conflict of interest as she serves in the board of directors of a competing company.
Tesla Semi

The Long Wait for the Tesla Semi

When first announced, the Tesla Semi was said to have amazing features: for starters, a range of over 500 miles (800 km) under highway conditions; without a load it will accelerate from 0 to 60 miles in 5 seconds and with a load of 80,219 lbs (36,287 kg) it will do it in 20 seconds. This is more than twice as fast as a diesel truck. It can maintain a speed of 65 mph (105 km/h) going up a 5% climb fully loaded, whereas a diesel truck can only maintain 45 mph (72 km/h) under the same conditions.
Head Gasket Sealer Choices

Head Gasket Sealer Test Results After a Two Year Test

Do head gasket sealers really work? Do you know which ones you should and should not use? Will using a head gasket sealer damage your engine? The answers to these questions…and more…about what you need to know when it comes to a blown head gasket quick fix after this two-year-long analysis by a popular mechanic on whether or not head gasket sealers really do work.
Friends and Family Used Car Picks from Consumer Reports

Best Low Cost Used Cars and SUVs That Consumer Reports Analysts Would Recommend for Their Own Family

Based on years of test data and hundreds of thousands of survey responses to find the best used cars that cost between $15,000 to $20,000, here are Consumer Reports analysts' picks that they say they would recommend for their own friends and family members.
2022 Buick Encore GX Essence

2022 Buick Encore GX Essence FWD Review: Good Option Among Compact Crossovers

Although Buick Encore GX sounds like one of the trims of the Encore SUV, it is actually a separate car, which was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019, and made its debut in early 2020 for the 2020 model year. This week Torque News is reviewing the 2022 Encore GX Essence trim, which sits between the smaller Buick Encore and the midsize Buick Envision.