Emissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53328/more en Powertrain Tech Boom Coming But Consumers Unprepared, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say <div class="node-body article-body">The knowledge gap already could be affecting sales of advanced-technology vehicles, which last year accounted for 3.5% of the nearly 17 million cars and trucks sold in the U.S., according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BorgWarner Chevrolet Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Turbocharger Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1319061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Complex technology, low fuel prices conspire against alternative-propulsion vehicles.</strong></p> China Auto Exec Says Green-Car Push in Works http://wardsauto.com/china-auto-exec-says-green-car-push-works <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Beijing Automotive Group Chairman Xu Heyi says the government will give credits to automakers manufacturing and selling electric and hybrid vehicles, and to consumers who buy them.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-auto-exec-says-green-car-push-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1318531 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Automakers Leery of Government Tax-Reform Plan http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-automakers-leery-government-tax-reform-plan <div class="node-body article-body">An industry spokesman says new technologies such as plug-in hybrids will not benefit from the tax plan’s long-term incentives, threatening the ability of the U.K. and its automotive sector to meet ever-stricter CO2 targets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-automakers-leery-government-tax-reform-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-automakers-leery-government-tax-reform-plan#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Politics Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1311921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Critics worry tax regime could discourage clean-vehicle demand.</strong></p> Thai Duramax Diesels Bound for North America http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thai-duramax-diesels-bound-north-america <div class="node-body article-body">Engine shipments to North America from Rayong, Thailand, will start in the third quarter. Installation in the Colorado and Canyon at GM’s plant in Wentzville, MO, will begin later this fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thai-duramax-diesels-bound-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thai-duramax-diesels-bound-north-america#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Thailand Chevrolet GMC Diesel Emissions Engine Globalization Product Development Turbocharger Chevrolet Colorado Clean Diesel Duramax GMC Canyon Marcos Purty MO Rayong Thailand Watcharin Sayamrattanakit Wentzville Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:23:00 +0000 1309901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s engine plant in Rayong, Thailand, launched second-generation Duramax diesel in 2013.</strong></p> General Motors New California Bus-Emissions Rules May Sideline Natural Gas http://wardsauto.com/new-california-bus-emissions-rules-may-sideline-natural-gas <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">CARB is leaning toward allowing only true zero-emissions transit vehicles, but a natural-gas industry group wants to include so-called renewable natural gas made from organic material.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/new-california-bus-emissions-rules-may-sideline-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Emissions Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1308531 at http://wardsauto.com Honda’s Thai-Built Models Earn Environmental Honors http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-s-thai-built-models-earn-environmental-honors <div class="node-body article-body">Honda thus far is the only automaker to win Green Label certification that indicates all of its vehicles have passed environmental regulations that cover production processes, uses and disposal as well as resource-management efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-s-thai-built-models-earn-environmental-honors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-s-thai-built-models-earn-environmental-honors#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Emissions Manufacturing Technology Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:45:00 +0000 1306101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cutting carbon-dioxide levels priority for automaker.</strong></p> EU Automakers Defend Diesel in Flap With France http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object to diesels’ exclusion from the highest ranking of vehicles by tailpipe emissions levels which, alongside a separate electric-vehicle class, provides parking and driving concessions, plus access to low-pollution zones in large cities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional France PSA Politics Diesel Emissions European Commission Gasoline Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:13:00 +0000 1304721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel-electric Peugeot 3008 misses cut for low-emissions perks.</strong></p> Duramax Seeks Tow-Hold Among Compact Trucks http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks <div class="node-body article-body">Block, head, pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft are among carry-over parts on 2.8L diesel slated for Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, but unique features include an exhaust brake and torque converter with vibration-absorbing qualities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Thailand Chevrolet Denso GMC Emissions Engine Fuel Economy Product Development centrifugal pendulum absorber Chevy Colorado CPA Diesel Duramax turbodiesel GM Thailand GMC Canyon Honeywell Nemak Rayong Scott Yackley SCR Tupy Wentzville Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:56:00 +0000 1303111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duramax 2.8L 4-cyl. churns out 369 lb.-ft. (500 Nm) of twist at 2,000 rpm, trouncing 3.6L gasoline V-6.</strong></p> Will CARB’s Eased ZEV Rules Grow Cleaner-Car Demand? http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Regulators are granting Volvo, Mitsubishi, Mazda, JLR and Subaru an added hybrid option and a later compliance date of Jan. 1, 2018, by which time each company will be expected to have an approved pure ZEV or hybrid transitional ZEV on the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Tesla Volvo Car Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1302421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi launching Outlander PHEV in U.S. next year.</strong></p> German, U.K. LCVs Miss European Emissions Targets http://wardsauto.com/europe/german-uk-lcvs-miss-european-emissions-targets <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The European Environment Agency says France, the U.K. and Germany accounted for 60% of light-commercial vehicles registered in 2014, and EU average emissions dropped despite LCVs’ subpar performance in the latter two countries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/german-uk-lcvs-miss-european-emissions-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/german-uk-lcvs-miss-european-emissions-targets#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Germany United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Emissions Vehicles & Technology Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1295691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford U.K. claims Transit van&rsquo;s emissions match EU average.</strong></p>