Emissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53328/more en GM Korea’s Changwon Plant Firing on All Cylinders http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements at the complex, which builds the Damas and Labo mini LCVs, the Chevrolet Spark minicar and electric vehicle, and 0.8L, 1.0L and 1.2L engines and transmissions, include a new body shop with enhanced robotic line technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Daewoo Capacity Utilization Emissions Employment Engine Production Transmission Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1156321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Changwon plant boosts output as Damas, Labo return by popular demand.</strong></p> Experts: Electricity, Smaller ICEs to Cut Emissions http://wardsauto.com/politics/experts-electricity-smaller-ices-cut-emissions <div class="node-body article-body">Sustaining its 2%-3% annual reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions over the next 35 years will be ‟a tall order” for the auto industry, says Patrick Moseley, president emeritus of the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/experts-electricity-smaller-ices-cut-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/experts-electricity-smaller-ices-cut-emissions#comments Premium World Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom World Batteries Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:55:00 +0000 1151371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Authors explore ‟</strong><strong>supportable and benign&rdquo; transport technologies.</strong></p> Ward's 10 Best Engines Facing Diversity Training http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eight WardsAuto editors drive the vehicles in October and November during their routine daily commutes in metro Detroit, the same way most Americans experience their vehicles – going to the grocery store, visiting relatives on weekends, taking kids to school and occasionally wearing down the treads with a thick smoky burnout in a vacant parking lot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training#comments Public Auto Makers Politics 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 Alfa Romeo Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Lexus Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 2.3L EcoBoost 6.2L LT1 V-8 Acura RLX hybrid Audi S5 3.0L supercharged V-6 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford F-150 Ford Mustang Hyundai Sonata Eco Lexus NX hybrid Volkswagen eGolf Volkswagen GTI Volvo S60 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:07:00 +0000 1151131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><i><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">WardsAuto</span></i><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"> editors Steve Finlay, Drew Winter and James Amend discuss hydrogen-powered Hyundai Tucson FCV.</span></b></p> Automakers Applaud Technology-Neutral EU Emissions Targets for 2030 http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-applaud-technology-neutral-eu-emissions-targets-2030 <div class="field-byline"> Keith Nuthall and Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Each of the EU’s 28 member states will have to meet different bogeys, depending on their economic health. Reductions of up to 40% in greenhouse-gas emissions are eyed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-applaud-technology-neutral-eu-emissions-targets-2030" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-applaud-technology-neutral-eu-emissions-targets-2030#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Diesel Resource Center Europe - Regional Auto Makers Emissions Fuel Economy Trade Organizations Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:27:00 +0000 1151201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers free to pursue emissions-reduction technology of choice.</strong></p> Sean Gallup/Getty Images Germany Faces Fines Over Automotive Air-Conditioning Spat http://wardsauto.com/europe/germany-faces-fines-over-automotive-air-conditioning-spat <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The European Commission says it may take to the courts if Germany does not require its automakers to switch to a less-polluting refrigerant now being adopted EU-wide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/germany-faces-fines-over-automotive-air-conditioning-spat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/germany-faces-fines-over-automotive-air-conditioning-spat#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Daimler Politics Emissions Materials Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:39:00 +0000 1151141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler not meeting EU directive on A/C coolant.</strong></p> Hyundai/Kia to Pay $360 Million Penalty for 2012 MPG, Emissions Restatements http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hyundaikia-pay-360-million-penalty-2012-mpg-emissions-restatements <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. arm of Hyundai blames erroneous fuel-economy ratings from ’11-’13 on a “data processing error” and the faulty “regulatory interpretation” related to coastdown testing as the method used to calculate a vehicle’s resistance or road load.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hyundaikia-pay-360-million-penalty-2012-mpg-emissions-restatements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hyundaikia-pay-360-million-penalty-2012-mpg-emissions-restatements#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Emissions Fuel Economy Vehicles & Technology California Air Resources Board CARB coastdown David Zuchowski Emissions EPA Fuel Economy Hyundai Hyundai/Kia Kia road load testing U.S. government Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:06:00 +0000 1149631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Elantra one of Hyundai models affected by restatements.</strong></p> European Automakers Gearing for New Clean-Air Rules http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules <div class="field-byline"> Mark Rowe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry expert David Bailey credits the EC with “quite a clever move,” noting its new emissions rules apply not only to European automakers but also to U.S. or Chinese manufacturers looking to sell within the trade bloc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Emissions European Commission Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1142351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fuel rules must balance sustainability with competitiveness, ACEA says.</strong></p> Why $3 Gasoline Problematic http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the U.S., Mercedes is offering an electric B-Class, and California customers can lease a B-Class powered by hydrogen fuel cells as part of a pilot lease program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Chrysler Ford Mercedes Porsche Tesla Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Product Development Sales Results Alan Amici B-Class electric Elon Musk Harald Kroeger Jim Buczkowski John McElroy plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera S550 Tesla UConnect Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1142371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Chrysler&rsquo;s Alan Amici at Convergence panel session.</strong></p> Car-Share Programs Growing in Popularity http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/car-share-programs-growing-popularity <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kroeger describes himself as a “frequent user” of the service where he lives in Stuttgart. “In that city, you have free parking with that vehicle everywhere in downtown. That’s a big advantage, so the city promotes that as well,” he says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/car-share-programs-growing-popularity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/car-share-programs-growing-popularity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Mercedes Emissions Future Products Product Development Beijing car sharing Car2Go Harald Kroeger John McElroy Kia SAE 2014 Convergence uber Zipcar Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:00 +0000 1141561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Harald Kroeger, Mercedes vice president-electrical/electronics and electric drive, speaks at Convergence in Detroit.</strong></p> Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy Audi General Motors Nissan PSA Tesla Politics Emissions Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1139101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alcantara CEO Boragno chose carless Venice for the automotive symposium to undesrscore fragility of environment.</span></b></p>