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.

Ford’s Focus Electric partnership creating the solar garage

Buyers of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric may be singing a new hit tune titled Driving Green for Life, if they buy into the deal the automaker has worked out with SunPower to install a rooftop solar system that will power the car up to 1,000 miles per month – no emissions, no coal-burning utility power consumed!

Woodward Avenue: GM’s testing ground for manual transmissions

Woodward Avenue was the first concrete paved boulevard in the world in 1909 and where the first electric traffic light was installed – now it is home to GM’s Woodward Test, which makes sure the manual transmissions in their Camaros and Corvettes will stand up to everything the street racers who buy them can dish out.

President Obama pushes innovations to improve vehicles of the future

Today President Obama was in Holland, Mich., to tour the Johnson Controls-Saft advanced battery facility. Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) exemplifies the kind of plant that is helping America lead the way in a growing industry that is creating jobs because it is the first U.S. plant to make lithium-ion battery cells and systems for hybrid and electric vehicles.

TorqueNews review of the 2011 Ford F150 FX4 EcoBoost - part 1

Recently I had a chance to spend 8 days behind the wheel of the 2011 Ford F150 FX4 with the innovative EcoBoost – the twin turbocharged V6 that Ford claims will beat the V8 competition – and after driving this high tech V6 there is no question why this has become the most popular engine option in the F150 lineup.

General Motors stock rises on more than reductions in global vehicle platforms

Investors in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock wondered whether the price appreciation on Tuesday (08/08) was from the general market or the news from the 2011 Global Business Conference that the company would reduce vehicle platforms from 30 in 2010 to 14 by 2018.

Achates Power addresses commercial truck mileage and emission standards

In a private interview with Torque News at the CAR Management Business Seminars 2011, David Johnson, President and CEO of Achates Power, discussed the role that its engine technologies using opposed pistons will contribute toward lower emissions and better fuel economy for commercial trucks.

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