Emissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53328/more en Green Vehicles Focus of New China Policies http://wardsauto.com/green-vehicles-focus-new-china-policies <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Ministry of Finance official says the government will promote green vehicles through fiscal policies and fostering innovation.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/green-vehicles-focus-new-china-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Politics Charging Emissions Future Products Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:17:00 +0000 1199491 at http://wardsauto.com China’s Auto Industry in Crucible of Change http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-s-auto-industry-crucible-change <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growing concerns about smog and gridlock, the growth of internet marketing and pressure from foreign competition are forging new strategies for automakers and suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-s-auto-industry-crucible-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-s-auto-industry-crucible-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Emissions Globalization Vehicle Assembly Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1194781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Overcapacity growing concern on some fronts.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con summation of all 37 powertrains evaluated in the 2015 competition. Many of these comments came directly from editor score sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits#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 China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy Sweden United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo Audi BMW BMW Chevrolet Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Mini Ram SRT Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger 300h Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevrolet Cruze Corvette Stingray F-150 Fiat 500e Ford Fiesta Fusion Genesis Honda Accord Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX 200T Mini Cooper Mustang S3 Sonata TLX Volvo S60 VW GTI X5 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1189231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C400, with 329-hp 3.0L bi-turbo V-6, coaches efficient driving.&nbsp;</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Ram 3.0L EcoDiesel DOHC V-6 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-ram-30l-ecodiesel-dohc-v-6 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Ram 1500 wins for being the first modern light-duty diesel in a fullsize pickup, whose work cycle is well suited for torque-rich combustion ignition. Filling this gaping hole in the segment clearly has paid off for Chrysler.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-ram-30l-ecodiesel-dohc-v-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-ram-30l-ecodiesel-dohc-v-6#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Italy Fiat Ram Diesel Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Sales Results 3.0L 5-cyl. SCR 3.0L EcoDiesel BMW X5 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Ford transit NVH Ram 1500 selective catalytic reduction VM Motori Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1186421 at http://wardsauto.com China to Extend Subsidies for Eco-Friendly Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/china-extend-subsidies-eco-friendly-vehicles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Ministry of Finance proposal limits subsidies to purchases of locally manufactured electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-extend-subsidies-eco-friendly-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Politics Emissions Incentives Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:24:00 +0000 1191121 at http://wardsauto.com Shenzhen Latest City to Limit Car Sales http://wardsauto.com/shenzhen-latest-city-limit-car-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The city will restrict new-car sales to 100,000 units a year, joining Beijing, Shanghai and other metropolitan areas seeking to curtail smog and traffic congestion. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/shenzhen-latest-city-limit-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Politics Emissions Sales Results Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1190861 at http://wardsauto.com 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>