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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.
Fastest Electric motorcycle

Ohio State University students build one of the world’s top electric racing motorcycles

Electric motorcycles haven’t been around very long and have only been out on the world’s racing circuits for about half a decade. But they’re quickly catching up to their gasoline-powered counterparts, and the Ohio State University is right in the thick of the race to the top.
GM's CEO Barra and former CEO Akerson

GM’s Ignition Recall Lapse - Fines, Investigation and Congressional Probes Oh My!

For the last few years, GM has been on the comeback train by building better quality products and shaking up their product mix. This positive momentum has just been derailed by a huge failure to report a decades old problem and to conduct a timely recall. The recall lapse has all the markings of a train wreck. Here is what you need to know.
2014 VW Beetle upgraded

Mid-season upgrades: 2014 Beetle drops 2.5L, adopts new 1.8T as its base engine

If you have been delaying your Beetle purchase, anticipating the arrival of the new, and much improved 1.8T base engine, your wait is finally over. After launching this remarkable new TSI motor in the 2014 Jetta and Passat, Volkswagen has finally gotten around to making the same transformation for its iconic Beetle. This changeover suddenly makes 2014 Bugs equipped with the old 2.5L archaic and potentially eligible for deep discounting to move quickly off of dealers’ lots.
Chevy Montana

Sources Say Chevy Will Bring Small Compact Pickup to the US - the LUV returns?

There has been talk for years about bringing back a "true" compact truck, ala the 1970s-80s size, back to the U.S. market. For many truck buyers, the new pickups have grown too large and too powerful for their needs. Many think a Chevy LUV type vehicle may do very well. Apparently, GM does too and may be seriously considering bringing one to the market.
New Mexico should be tesla Gigafactory location

Why New Mexico, not Texas, should win the Gigafactory

The potential location for Tesla’s Gigafactory has been narrowed down to four states: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. The Lone Star State looks like the most attractive option on paper and Nevada and Arizona are both very viable candidates, but the relationship thus far between Texas and Tesla compared to New Mexico’s enthusiasm for the company’s vision could tip the scales in favor of New Mexico.
Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt to receive much-needed upgrade for 2016

The Chevrolet Volt has been the gold standard among plug-in hybrid electric vehicles since its much-hyped debut in 2010, but the vehicle has remained largely unchanged since and appears to be due for a refresh as sales have stalled in recent months. GM hopes the second generation of the Volt will rejuvenate its flagship plug-in.

Chrysler is Contractually Obligated to Crush 93 Early Dodge Vipers

The internet has been on fire with stories criticizing the Chrysler Group for ordering that 93 early examples of the Dodge Viper that were originally donated to schools around the country be crushed – but those media sources have failed to mention that these cars were slated for destruction before they were built.
Tesla Gigafactory Location

How Tesla's Gigafactory will remove doubts about battery production

One of the criticisms of electric vehicles that you may hear from knowledgeable skeptics is that the production of lithium-ion batteries is energy-intensive and therefore significantly reduces the “cleanliness” of EVs compared to their conventional counterparts. Tesla, the electric-vehicle maker enjoying a meteoric rise on the heels of the successful launch of their flagship Model S, has a couple of answers to that criticism.
Camaro ZL1 Touring Concept

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Could Get Lime Rock Green, Laguna Blue Tintcoat

There aren't many changes expected for the Chevrolet Camaro until the next generation arrives for the 2016 model year, but to keep the interest of prospective Camaro buyers around the country, General Motors could introduce Lime Rock Green and Laguna Blue Tintcoat for the 2015 model year.

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