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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.

New rumors on the 2012 Camaro ZL1 horsepower surface

When the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 made its grand debut at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year, we were told that the supercharged 6.2L V8 would produce somewhere in the neighborhood of 550 horsepower – causing a world of speculation in the muscle car world but according to LSX TV, the Camaro ZL1 could pack over 570 horsepower.
Chrysler UAW Workers and the drinking scandal

Chrysler UAW workers caught drinking, smoking pot during lunch – for the third time

Based on an investigation by Detroit Fox 2 News, the Chrysler Group is once again faced with the issue of Union Auto Workers drinking alcohol and smoking what looks to be marijuana both before their shift and during their lunch break – this time involving employees at the company’s Trenton Engine Facility.

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) $1B commitment in LNG technologies buys EV development time

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) already reported 35 year supply of shale gas alone, based on the 2010-consumption rate. But that isn't the only reason why a company like Chesapeake Energy (Nasdaq: CHK) isn’t waiting for Congress to pass the Natural Gas Act (H.R. 1835 and S. 1408).

Are CAFE requirements aimed at luxury European imports?

The question is simple. Will the auto makers of brands like BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini be driven our of the U.S. market by standards requiring the average mileage of total vehicles sold in America to hit the currently discussed 56-mpg mark? To the lover of the exotic sports luxury car, it is a valid concern.

Honda aims high, thinks big with 2012 Civic Natural Gas car

Business school instructors have forever preached that the way to succeed is to make and sell something unique. Honda, emboldened by this mantra, has taken the advice to heart with its Civic Natural Gas car, a new-and-improved version of the 28 mpg 2011 Honda Civic GX that makes its debut as a 2012 model this fall.

Power companies say Electric Cars are cheaper to drive

Electric cars have been in the news for some time now with the advent of products from Tesla and Nissan already out while Ford, Toyota and Mitsubishi follow close behind. Still the question on our mind has always been what does it cost to power these cars compared to a combustion car. According to a recent survey by a Washington, D.C. based research group, it can be as little as $40 a month. Will $40 worth of gasoline get you through even one week?

Detroit nonprofit, 4 others compete to win a free Toyota

Detroit’s Focus:HOPE will be among five U.S. nonprofits competing to win a 2011 Toyota on Thursday as part of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. The point of the major philanthropic outreach from Toyota is to give away 100 cars to 100 American not-for-profit organizations over 100 days, with winners chosen on Facebook.

An automotive enthusiast's dream: working for Aston Martin

Just imagine you are charged with engineering a part for the new V12 Zagato or sculpting the shape out of clay or planning the slick magazine ads Aston Martin will run when it is released next year. That could well be an emerging reality if you were among the students attending the premiere automaker’s See Inside Manufacturing initiative.

Lux Research ranks automotive battery and capacitor suppliers according to partnership potential

Despite the hype and the growth surrounding electric vehicles and energy storage devices like batteries and ultra-capacitors, the sheer number of competitors in this already crowded market may force companies to consolidate or create new partnerships in order to compete and make a profit.

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