Emissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53328/more en Ford Pledges to Ride Out Thailand’s Political Storm http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm <div class="node-body article-body">Ford ASEAN President Matt Bradley reaffirms the automaker’s commitment to Thailand with its application to join Phase 2 of the country’s eco-car project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Ford Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Production Sales Results Trade eco-car Matt Bradley Yingluck Shinawatra Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:55:00 +0000 996191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker could offer up India-built Figo for eco-car scheme.</strong></p> Taiwanese Market: Car Vs. 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 Harmonized Test-Cycle Music to Ears of Powertrain Engineers http://wardsauto.com/politics/harmonized-test-cycle-music-ears-powertrain-engineers <div class="field-deck"> 2014 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The current patchwork of procedures makes designing global cars and trucks difficult, as well as more costly, because some technologies work better under some drive cycles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/harmonized-test-cycle-music-ears-powertrain-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/harmonized-test-cycle-music-ears-powertrain-engineers#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Continental Dana Delphi Eaton 2014 SAE World Congress Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Chris Grundler Cummins Eco Drive FEV Jennifer Ramsey Kregg Wiggins Louis Bailoni PACCAR Peterbuilt Scenaria Tier 3 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 993671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New standards now pushing efficiency of heavy-duty sector.</strong></p> Convergence of Technology Necessary to Meet Regulations, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/north-america/convergence-technology-necessary-meet-regulations-experts-say <div class="field-deck"> 2014 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NHTSA is in the midst of developing tests and regulations for emerging technologies, including public policy issues regarding liability and privacy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/convergence-technology-necessary-meet-regulations-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/convergence-technology-necessary-meet-regulations-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Magna 2014 SAE World Congress Emissions Fuel Economy Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:10:00 +0000 991391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda executive Jay Joseph says new technologies must not lead to distraction.</strong></p> Generous Subsidies Generate EV Appeal in South Korea http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/generous-subsidies-generate-ev-appeal-south-korea <div class="node-body article-body">As EV sales mount, Korea consumers will have more choices. Virtually all of the 22 car brands imported into the country offer an electrified vehicle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/generous-subsidies-generate-ev-appeal-south-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/generous-subsidies-generate-ev-appeal-south-korea#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea BMW Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Nissan Renault Samsung Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Emissions Gasoline Incentives Product Development Sales Results Trade Billy Hayes Changwon Francois Provost. Kim Hyo-joon International Electric Vehicle Exposition Mia Electric Sergio Rocha Vincent Carre Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:01:00 +0000 981281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SM3 market leader Renault Samsung&rsquo;s top-selling EV in Korea on small volume.</strong></p> BMW 3.0L Diesel Smooth, Powerful, ‘Remarkable’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/bmw-30l-diesel-smooth-powerful-remarkable <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BMW diesel engine chief Peter Nefischer says the N57's top design priorities were efficiency, compact packaging, low emissions and the best possible power-to-weight ratio.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/bmw-30l-diesel-smooth-powerful-remarkable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/bmw-30l-diesel-smooth-powerful-remarkable#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Bosch Diesel Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger BMW 535d BMW 740Ld BMW EfficientDynamics BMW X5 xDrive 35d combustion efficiency Garrett Peter Nefischer Variable Turbine Geometry Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:34:00 +0000 978621 at http://wardsauto.com GM Seeks Entry Into Thailand’s Phase 2 Eco-Car Program http://wardsauto.com/politics/gm-seeks-entry-thailand-s-phase-2-eco-car-program <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S.-based automaker is the first to apply to join the second phase of the program, which has been criticized for its rigid financial and production conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/gm-seeks-entry-thailand-s-phase-2-eco-car-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/gm-seeks-entry-thailand-s-phase-2-eco-car-program#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Chevrolet Politics Emissions Vehicles & Technology Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:50:00 +0000 980291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Thailand Managing Director Marcos Purty unveils &rsquo;14 Chevrolet Captiva at 35th Bangkok International Motor Show.</strong></p> Hangzhou Latest Chinese City to Curtail Car Sales http://wardsauto.com/hangzhou-latest-chinese-city-curtail-car-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Eastern China city proposes limiting sales to 80,000 units every 12 months, with a final decision on the details to be released at the end of April.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hangzhou-latest-chinese-city-curtail-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Sales & Marketing Emissions Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:50:00 +0000 980061 at http://wardsauto.com CORRECTED-Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution http://wardsauto.com/corrected-chinese-cities-open-green-car-markets-government-battles-pollution <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects name of consultancy IHS Automotive in the 15th paragraph)</p> <p>* Shanghai relaxes conditions favouring local e-car makers</p> <p>* Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai list cars eligible for subsidies</p> <p>* Government targets 500,000 EVs by 2015 from 50,000 now</p> <p>By Samuel Shen and Kazunori Takada</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-chinese-cities-open-green-car-markets-government-battles-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Emissions Incentives Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:47:00 +0000 977381 at http://wardsauto.com SAE Sticks With ‘Back to Basics’ Congress http://wardsauto.com/north-america/sae-sticks-back-basics-congress <div class="node-body article-body">SAE International expects 1,500 technical papers to be presented at the World Congress April 8-10 and 170 companies to exhibit. Attendance once again should be about 10,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/sae-sticks-back-basics-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/sae-sticks-back-basics-congress#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional U.S. Delphi Hyundai Charging Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Product Development SAE International Safety Automotive Press Assn. Cobo Center Collegiate Design Program David Schutt Detroit distracted driving Electric Vehicles inductive charging J2954 SAE International World Congress Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:15:00 +0000 976921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SAE International CEO David Schutt speaks at Automotive Press Assn. event at Detroit Athletic Club.</strong></p>