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.

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.

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center polishes the past’s jewels

They are the classics that have shone bright over a long history of 125 years – the owners of these vintage Mercedes-Benz want them to shine just as vibrantly today. That’s when the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center (MBCC) becomes an asset as valuable as gold or platinum. There, over 50,000 parts from the model lineup over a century are available, not too mention restoration services from the company that built the vehicle originally and knows what the owners want now.

2011 CAR Management Briefing Seminar to share future vision of auto industry

The CAR Management Briefing Seminars have been flagship events for more than 45 years, and one of the critical connection points for North American automotive participants and, by extension, the global industry. Leaders this year will share their vision of the industry’s future and its connection to success in Traverse City from August 1 - 4.

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