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.

Protean Electric produces breakthrough electric vehicle drive system

Through tomorrow, Protean Electric, an company completely committed to developing and perfecting this technology, is demonstrating a revolutionary approach to in-wheel electric motor drive technology at the Management Briefing Seminar through Aug. 4 in Traverse City, Mich. The demo involves a front-wheel-drive Vauxhall Vivaro, equipped with Protean Drive wheel motors creating a hybrid, diesel-powered light-commercial van only shown in Europe to date.

2011 BMW 535i named NADAguides' best car for August

NADAguides chose the 2011 BMW 535i for its August Car of the Month, "based on exceptional overall design inside and out, smooth power, controlled and comfortable drive, responsive handling and intuitive ahead-of-the-curve technology and safety features," the online automotive analysts said in making the announcement this afternoon.

Are asphalt streets making our heat wave worse???

Most of the country has been locked in a record setting heat wave for 19 days or more while the southern 11 percent of the country (around the gulf coast) is facing one of the worst droughts in history. Is the blacktop surface of 94 percent of our roads, parking lots, big box stores and malls contributing to the heat domes forming over our cities?

Cyclone Power awarded $1.4M from U.S. Army

Despite all the rhetoric to cut defense budgets, there is still good news for Pompano Beach, Florida. Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, and its licensee, Advent Power Systems, Inc. announced that they have been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army / TACOM (Tank Automotive Command) valued at $1.4 million.