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Scooter http://wardsauto.com/blog/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter <div class="node-body blog-body">The Taiwanese government is pushing scooters with cleaner-burning engines that sell for as little as NT$50,000 ($1,659), and a small number of electric scooters can be had for similar money after government subsidies are factored in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Taiwan Suppliers Charging Component Electric Vehicles Emissions Product Development Tariffs battery Chroma ATE e-scooters electric scooters EV Taiwan EVT Kuan Mei Plastic motor motorcycles scooters taxi cabs Tesla Model S Tesla Roadster Road Ahead Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:00 +0000 995361 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Must Make Safer Cars, Not Wealthier Lawyers http://wardsauto.com/blog/us-must-make-safer-cars-not-wealthier-lawyers <div class="node-body blog-body">What auto CEO will sign off on an autonomous car if he or she knows they could be thrown in jail for defects real or imagined? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/us-must-make-safer-cars-not-wealthier-lawyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/us-must-make-safer-cars-not-wealthier-lawyers#comments Blog Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Politics GM's Recall Crisis Road Ahead Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 988031 at http://wardsauto.com Best Interiors Judging an Olympian Task http://wardsauto.com/blog/best-interiors-judging-olympian-task <div class="node-body blog-body">The difference between winning an Olympic medal and coming away empty-handed can be minuscule. The same holds true for contenders for the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors awards, but our judging has a little more wiggle room.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/best-interiors-judging-olympian-task" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/best-interiors-judging-olympian-task#comments Blog Auto Makers U.S. Auto Makers Interior Vehicle Interiors Ward's 10 Best Interiors Road Ahead Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:03:00 +0000 956471 at http://wardsauto.com GMC Denali Trim Line Makes Case to Stand Alone http://wardsauto.com/blog/gmc-denali-trim-line-makes-case-stand-alone <div class="node-body blog-body">GMC marketing executive Roger McCormack says many GMC Denali owners refer to their trucks by the luxury-trim-level rather than the brand or nameplate, reflecting an intense pride-in-ownership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/gmc-denali-trim-line-makes-case-stand-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/gmc-denali-trim-line-makes-case-stand-alone#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. GMC Sales & Marketing Ford Flex GMC Sierra Denali HD Roger McCormack Yukon Road Ahead Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:56:00 +0000 948591 at http://wardsauto.com New Ford V-6 Will Be Game Changer http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-ford-v-6-will-be-game-changer <div class="node-body blog-body">New CGI block material speaks volumes about Ford’s ambitions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-ford-v-6-will-be-game-changer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-ford-v-6-will-be-game-changer#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Gasoline Materials Turbocharger CGI EcoBoost SinterCast Road Ahead Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:48:00 +0000 937181 at http://wardsauto.com 600 HP: Everybody’s Doing It http://wardsauto.com/blog/600-hp-everybody-s-doing-it <div class="node-body blog-body">The auto industry has traded its vegan-friendly salad plate for a medium-rare triple-bacon cheeseburger. And, boy, does it taste good.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/600-hp-everybody-s-doing-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/600-hp-everybody-s-doing-it#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bentley BMW Chevrolet Ford Porsche Rolls Royce SRT 2014 North American International Auto Show Electric Vehicles Gasoline Supercharger Turbocharger Bentley Flying Spur BMW M3 BMW M4 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Chevy Camaro Z/28 Ford Shelby GT500 North American International Auto Show Porsche 918 Spyder Rolls-Royce Wraith Road Ahead Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:16:00 +0000 934251 at http://wardsauto.com What's Your Sine? http://wardsauto.com/blog/whats-your-sine <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s an opportunity for some automaker to revive the boulevard ride as a core characteristic of its brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/whats-your-sine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/whats-your-sine#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Electronic Control Units (ECU) Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Road Ahead Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:14:00 +0000 922641 at http://wardsauto.com Watch Out for Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 http://wardsauto.com/blog/watch-out-fluidic-sculpture-20 <div class="node-body blog-body">With a strong new design language in place, Hyundai now has all the elements it needs to begin its strategy of increasing the value of its vehicles rather than the volume.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/watch-out-fluidic-sculpture-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/watch-out-fluidic-sculpture-20#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Exterior Road Ahead Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:04:00 +0000 915791 at http://wardsauto.com Time to Get Off OPEC Oil http://wardsauto.com/blog/time-get-opec-oil <div class="node-body blog-body">The shale-oil revolution has transformed petroleum and gas production in the U.S., but the story just keeps getting better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/time-get-opec-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/time-get-opec-oil#comments Blog North America U.S. Auto Makers Politics Fuel Economy Globalization Product Development Road Ahead Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:25:00 +0000 910341 at http://wardsauto.com Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Corvette 6.2L V-8 http://wardsauto.com/blog/ward-s-10-best-engines-spec-sheet-corvette-62l-v-8 <div class="node-body blog-body">The new LT1 6.2L is one of four all-new, ground-up re-engineered small-block engines from GM that we’re driving this year, from trucks to sports cars, and it’s safe to assume more variants will be coming in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/ward-s-10-best-engines-spec-sheet-corvette-62l-v-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/ward-s-10-best-engines-spec-sheet-corvette-62l-v-8#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. Chevrolet Gasoline Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chrysler Hemi Ford 5.0L V-8 Ford GT500 gas guzzler LT1 6.2L V-8 small-block V-8 specific output Ward's 10 Best Engines Road Ahead Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:42:00 +0000 893491 at http://wardsauto.com