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.
The Saab Phoenix Concept

Saab receives salvation in the form of cash from Chinese firm

Sweden - Unless you live under a rock, it has become common knowledge in the automotive world that Saab is in very bad shape but it appears that the dieing Swedish automaker has been saved by their would-be Chinese investment partner Youngman Lotus with a cash influx of around $5 million - with more money slated to shift from Youngman’s account to Saab’s in the coming weeks.
nissan nv200

Nissan and FedEx team up to test fleet of electric NV200s in London

Nissan and FedEx, the mail delivery company, have teamed up to test a fleet of Nissan NV200's, which will be zero-emission all-electric vehicles (EV), on the streets of London. The fleet will be used to evaluate how the Nissan NV200 prototype electric vehicles perform in the daily grind of normal traffic.
Automotive subwoofers have more to do with American concerns.

U.S. and E.U. want quieter cars for different reasons

The European Commission just last Friday adopted a proposal reducing the noise that can legally be produced by cars, vans, buses, coaches, light and heavy trucks by some 25 percent over five years. Last July the NHTSA began writing regulations for how much noise electric cars must make. Still a quick search of “car noise regulations” shows a lot of noise over loud car stereos in the U.S.

Baltimore Grand Prix owes $12 million in debt

Baltimore, MD - The Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix came into Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Labor Day Weekend to much fanfare. Everyone from race fans, city officials, organizers, and media were excited to have this “Festival of Speed.” with IndyCar and the American LeMans series in town for 3 days. However, nothing is fast enough to escape taxes or debt.
Lithium-ion battery of a Chevy Volt in a lab setting

TorqueNews Exclusive: Fred Fresard, attorney for Dykema, addresses Chevy Volt fire

Since his presentation at the DRI Strictly Automotive Seminar, Fred Fresard, a partner in law firm Dykema’s automotive practice, spoke on the phone with TorqueNews regarding the post-test, single Chevy Volt fire as the result of a NHTSA crash test, and the how plaintiffs are getting in line over energy storage systems for EVs and HEVs.