Latest 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.
Aviar R67 from Aviar Motors

Aviar R67: Even the Russians Want to Make an ALL Electric Mustang that Ford Doesn’t Want to Make or Still Can’t!

OPINION AND ANALYSIS: Nobody is taking these Russians seriously about the specs and their one year warranty to their recently proposed Russian Mustang BEV, but I tell you one thing: at least they got a spec sheet. They got renders. They got ideas. They even got a warranty for a car they haven’t built yet. They’re eager for publicity and/or to build. I say, where’s the people who invented the damn car to begin with? Do they even know what electricity is beyond a cigarette plug in the dash?
internet charging station

Hackers Can Complicate Electric Vehicle Use By Taking Over Your Charger

With electric car use increasing and with the introduction of intelligent chargers that sit on the internet as part of the iOT (internet of things), comes the word that there are devices that hackers can take over and exploit. Kaspersky Labs, internet security experts, discusses the information.
1960 Bentley S2 Wendler Shooting Brake Via classiccars.com

The “One-Off” Car: The 1960 Bentley S2 Wendler Shooting Brake: A Bentley Rolls Royce Mercedes Buick Estate Wagon.

What do you have when you mish mash a 1960’s Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes, and Buick? Some say a mess. Others say an exquisite and functional example of fine bespoke automotive engineering to be considered artwork to be displayed in a museum. I’ll let you be the judge.
ID Vizzion

Volkswagen Investment On Electrics, Autonomy, Tech, Mobility Will Be Yuuuuuuge!!!!

Imagine what $50 billion looks like. It's a number so big that if you were to take all the money that makes up the figure and lay it end to end, you still wouldn't know how far it would stretch. With that said, though, $50 billion is the amount VW will be investing in electric cars, autonomy, mobility, and such between now and 2023. It's a lot of money.
Lehmann Peterson Lincoln Continentals of the 1960s

Ode to the Lehmann Peterson Lincoln: A Custom Continental We’d All Love to Remember, that Lincoln Today Seems to Forget

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: There was a time in American history that the official car of both the ruling class and celebritydom was the 1963-1970 Lehmann Peterson Lincoln Executive Continental Limousine. America’s first stretch limo. Pull up anywhere in a Lehmann Peterson Lincoln, even today, and see what happens.
The 2020 Qiantu K50 BEV Sports Car by Qiantu Motors Media

The Qiantu K50 BEV Sports Car: The First Chinese Branded Car May Finally Penetrate the US Market, Backhandedly—and it’s All Electric

For decades Chinese car companies have all tried to enter the US car market to meet some kind of failure. Learning from the lessons of Chinese car companies past, one car maker known as Qiantu Motors (Dragonfly logo, means “freedom”), is teaming up with a California based electric car and energy startup to make its first foray into the US market with a battery electric sports car to take on Tesla’s portfolio. Qiantu starts the competition against the Roadster II, with the 2020 Qiantu K50.
VW ID Buzz

VW To Go Retro With Its I.D. Electric Family; Classic Dune Buggy May Appear

As Volkswagen rapidly turns its line from primarily internal combustion to electric, the automaker has turned at times to the past for its new models. That trend will likely continue as the carmaker is reportedly going to build a version of the classic dune buggy as an I.D. electric car offering.
2015 Eos

You’d Think One Scandal Would Be Enough For An Automaker, But …

Volkswagen has for nearly the last three years been fighting the diesel emissions scandal known as Dieselgate. It has cost the automaker nearly $30 billion. So you think, the carmaker would not want to expose itself to a new round of scandal, wouldn't you? Apparently, it's not a big issue with VW as it may be sellng uncertified cars to consumers, a definite no-no.
Honda Ridgeline

Honda Recalls Pilot, Ridgeline Models For Side-Curtain Airbag Issue

Honda has recalled a number of 2019 Ridgeline pickups and Pilot SUVs to fix a problem with side-curtain airbags. A vendor told the automaker that a number of center panels were incorrectly drilled so that side-curtain airbag deployment could be affected. Honda will replace the out of spec parts with new ones.
Tesla Model S similar to the 12/31/14 caught fire courtesy Tesla media. A frunk Courtesy tesa forums. A lith ion combustion courtesy YouTube.

Firearms Onboard a Tesla Should be Holstered or in a Locked Case, Not Discharged through a Battery Pack

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: Attention military, law enforcement, security, and/or hunters who validly possess a firearm, or anyone else with the gall to carry a firearm illegally: the chances of your battery electric vehicle catching fire from a purposeful or accidental firearms discharge through the battery pack are much greater than if pierced through a gas tank. Read this story now coming to light about a 2014 Tesla S to find out why.

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