Auto 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.

MIT reports improved mileage of average car mileage missing

While the efficiency of modern engines has been improving for years, a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports most of the efficiency went into carrying the extra weight being added to the cars American’s buy. Basically, they are stating if the engines of today were in the cars of 1980, they would go a lot farther on a gallon of gas.
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Why is an oil stock owning Congress member pushing to end EV tax credits?

Perhaps when we think "oil companies want to kill electric cars" our imagination is running away with us, but when a Congressman who owns/owned millions of dollars in oil company stock, who is also a car dealer, and wants to kill electric cars, what else is our mind to think?

Toyota offers official images of new Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sport Concept

The news of a sporty coupe coming to the Lexus display at the 2012 North American International Auto Show has created quite a bit of buzz over what exactly we would see from the Japanese luxury brand next week in Detroit but today, the company has taken the wraps off of the new Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sport Coupe Concept.
Axion Power Cube to power building at Washington DC Naval Yard

Axion Power PbC battery technology proves extended capability at DC Naval Yard

Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW), the developer of advanced lead­carbon PbC® batteries and energy storage systems, announced today that it was awarded a purchase order from SilTek Inc. confirming their participation in a Zero Energy Building in the Washington DC Naval Yard.
Polk's annual auto sales chart

Polk predicts auto sales will climb 6.7 percent in 2012, to 77.7 million globally

The automotive authority Polk expects new vehicle sales in 2012 to rise 6.7 percent over 2011 volumes to 77.7 million vehicles, even as sales of light vehicles in the U.S. slow. Polk analysts believe the global economy will come through the current European debt crisis and buyers will return to showrooms worldwide in 2012.
The Fisker Karma sedan

Fisker claims to be near completion of Karma battery recall

A123, the company that supplies the battery packs for the gorgeous new Fisker Karma recently discovered a possible coolant leak that could lead to electrical fires in the high tech sedan and today, Fisker issued a statement claiming that the majority of Karma electric sedans built thus far have had new battery packs installed through the new recall – just two weeks after the automaker was made aware of the problem.
Iron City Beer aluminum bottles

New investment strategy: fill your garage with compacted aluminum cans

In the process of complying with CAFE requirements automakers will essentially need to spend about $157 billion to double their fleet’s fuel efficiency. This will likely lead to years of rising sales for makers of aluminum body panels, turbochargers and other light weight components.
Ford Lincoln MKS

Ford taking 30 percent of the water out of auto manufacturing

Ford is beginning 2012 with an aggressive plan to reduce the amount of water used in the fabrication of vehicles and continue the drive to efficiency not only in their vehicle lineup, but the manufacturing process as well. The new goal calls for a 30 percent reduction globally by 2015 of the amount of water used per vehicle in 2009.

LA’s New Year’s arsonist arrested

The first arrest has been made in Los Angeles thought to be the person responsible for 50 different incidents of setting vehicles on fire, some spreading to nearby structures, now estimated to have caused $2 million in damage. So far, no one has been injured in the incidents caused by the New Year’s arsonist. A reward of $60,000 has been set for information leading to the capture and prosecution of the perpetrators.

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