Emissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53328/more en Report Says EC Probe Targets Top European Truck Makers http://wardsauto.com/report-says-ec-probe-targets-top-european-truck-makers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Financial Times report centers on leaked documents from a European Commission investigation into the manufacturers' alleged collaboration in meeting emissions regulations. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-ec-probe-targets-top-european-truck-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Europe - Regional Emissions European Commission Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:38:00 +0000 1189801 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Winner: BMW 127-kW Electric Motor http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The BMW i3’s 170-hp electric motor propels the spacious 4-seater with a free-wheeling simplicity that is uncommon among EVs. Aggressive regenerative braking lets you drive while rarely touching the brake pedal. This is the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW BMW Carbon Fiber Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development BMW i3 Cadillac ELR Chevrolet Volt Drew Winter EREV Fiat 500e generator Kia Soul EV range extender Ultimate Driving Machine VW e-Golf zero emissions ZEV Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:02:00 +0000 1185061 at http://wardsauto.com Little Engines That Could http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The three smallest engines we tested among 36 nominees for 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines earned spots on our tough-to-crack list. The nominees included 18 4-cyl. engines, and 15 of those were turbocharged.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Germany BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevroelt Corvette Stingray Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta Ford Fusion fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX Mini Cooper Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf Volvo S60 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:33:00 +0000 1187611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WardsAuto editors <em>(from left)</em> Tom Murphy, Byron Pope, James Amend and Drew Winter talk engines.</strong></p> Despite Falling Gas Prices, CAFE Targets Unlikely to Change http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change <div class="node-body article-body">The increasingly global nature of the auto industry and emissions regulations all but rule out major changes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford General Motors Hyundai Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:00 +0000 1182231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cheap gas won&rsquo;t hurt demand for new Mirai fuel-cell car or next-generation Prius, Toyota says.</strong></p> Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go? http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes. </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/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go#comments Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Honda Hyundai Renault Volkswagen Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles fuel-cell vehicles fueling infrastructure hydrogen refueling stations Road Ahead Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1183681 at http://wardsauto.com Raise Bar on London Clean-Air Plan, Automakers Say http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say <div class="node-body article-body">Citing rapid progress in clean-diesel technology, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is asking Transport for London to enforce the same emissions standards for gasoline and diesel vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center United Kingdom Auto Makers Diesel Emissions Engine Gasoline Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1183671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&lsquo;</strong><strong>Dirty diesel&rsquo;</strong><strong> monicker no longer justified, manufacturers say.</strong></p> Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p> Thai Government Offers Encouragement to Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich says upcoming excise-tax changes will lower retail prices of eco-cars and hybrids. The new tax will be based on carbon-dioxide emissions, E-85 compatibility and fuel efficiency instead of engine size.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Mitsubishi Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Incentives Production Sales Results Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1179251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government lowering taxes on eco-cars including Mitsubishi Mirage.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-New EU truck safety and efficiency law faces years of delay http://wardsauto.com/update-2-new-eu-truck-safety-and-efficiency-law-faces-years-delay <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds ACEA reaction)</p> <p>By Julia Fioretti</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed to a law to make trucks safer but implementation could take up to eight years after industry pushed for time to develop designs expected to save both lives and fuel.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-new-eu-truck-safety-and-efficiency-law-faces-years-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Aerodynamics Emissions European Commission Fuel Economy Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:26:26 +0000 1178551 at http://wardsauto.com Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto editors evaluated 36 all-new or improved powertrains before settling on the winners: two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 3-cyl. turbos, a battery-electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Sweden United Kingdom BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Automatic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Manual Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 4-cyl. engine 6.2L LT1 V-8 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta EcoBoost hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV range extender Volvo T5 Drive-E Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1175021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2015 <em>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines</em> winners will receive trophies at ceremony during Detroit auto show.</strong></p>