Fuel Economy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53329/more en Shell Eco-Marathon Detroit http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit <div class="node-body gallery-body">Young, open minds undeterred by the fog of realism converged on Detroit’s Cobo Center over the weekend for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, the ultimate fuel-economy challenge. About 1,000 students representing 110 high schools and colleges from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Guatamala brought their hand-built concepts.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America North America - Regional Canada Brazil Mexico U.S. Batteries Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Ethanol Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Product Development Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:04:00 +0000 1257721 at http://wardsauto.com Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in March http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/record-fuel-economy-us-light-vehicles-march <div class="node-body article-body">Although gasoline prices remained at a 6-year low, consumers dealt with the biggest month-to-month increase in four years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/record-fuel-economy-us-light-vehicles-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/record-fuel-economy-us-light-vehicles-march#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:58:00 +0000 1254731 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Fighting for Premium CUV Customers http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long overdue, the new XC90 arrives with a brilliant interior, two efficient powertrains, an intuitive human-machine interface and just enough exterior styling tweaks to draw the attention of luxury-minded shoppers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Gasoline Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Materials Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Supercharger Turbocharger Test Drives BMW X5 City Safety Lexus RX Mercedes M-Class metallic trim Orrefors crystal PHEV Scalable Platform Architecture Scandinavian design T6 T8 Thor's hammer Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines wood Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers start getting retailer demos of all-new Volvo XC90 T6 in May.</strong></p> Oil-Patch Native Tells What’s Behind Low Pump Prices http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/oil-patch-native-tells-what-s-behind-low-pump-prices <div class="field-byline"> David Ruggles </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s no surprise when a cartel such as OPEC acts like a cartel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/oil-patch-native-tells-what-s-behind-low-pump-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/oil-patch-native-tells-what-s-behind-low-pump-prices#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers North America U.S. Auto Makers Retail Fuel Economy Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1248451 at http://wardsauto.com Paying to Fill the Potholes on the Oregon Trail http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail <div class="node-body blog-body">“The state is worried that with cars getting better and better mileage, it’ll collect less in fuel taxes to take care of the roads and bridges,” Nance tells husband Peter as she explains Oregon’s pay-per-mile road-funding scheme. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat Nissan Politics Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Final Inspection Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1244691 at http://wardsauto.com February U.S. Fuel Economy Up 1.3% http://wardsauto.com/north-america/february-us-fuel-economy-13 <div class="node-body article-body">Fuel-economy improvements for the 2015 model year reversed the effect of increased market share of heavier vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/february-us-fuel-economy-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/february-us-fuel-economy-13#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Monthly Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1237051 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Conquesting Young Enthusiasts http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts <div class="node-body article-body">The new Ford Performance Group unites several previously independent teams into one organization focused on the lucrative (and growing) sector of high-output sports cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Carbon Fiber Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Social Media Turbocharger Wheels Dave Pericak Dow Fiesta ST Ford Focus RS Ford GT Ford Mustang Ford Performance Group Ford Racing Ford Shelby GT350 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1234321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dave Pericak, former chief engineer for Ford Mustang, takes over as director of Ford Performance Group.</strong></p> Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Z07 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/chevrolet-corvette-z06-and-z07 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Corvette always has been unique as a 2-seat muscle car with few competitors, and the high-tech, lightweight Z06 and more aerodynamic Z07 place the nameplate amid even more rarefied, even exotic, company.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/chevrolet-corvette-z06-and-z07" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/chevrolet-corvette-z06-and-z07#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Aerodynamics Brakes Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Product Development Supercharger Test Drives Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1231921 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Promises 7 Vehicles in 4 Years http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years <div class="node-body article-body">The plan includes redesigned versions of the S80, V70, XC60, S60 and V60, as well as new V40 and XC40 for the U.S. By the time Volvo’s product offensive is complete four years from now, no vehicle in the lineup will be more than four years old.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional U.S. Spain Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Supercharger Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Bodil Eriksson Chinese European Vehicle Technology Graeme McInally S40 S80 S90 Scalable Platform Architecture V40 V70 V90 Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines XC40 XC60 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1228341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>XC90 springs from Volvo&rsquo;s new Scalable Platform Architecture.</strong></p> Conti’s Cloud-to-Car Navigation: You Lost Me http://wardsauto.com/blog/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me <div class="node-body blog-body">The supplier envisions connected vehicles carrying on never-ending digital conversations with IBM’s computer servers in Dallas about more than just the weather. Forgive my inability to process the vast implications.</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/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me#comments Blog Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Continental Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Fuel Economy Future Products Product Development Safety Big Data cloud connected car Consumer electronics Show eHorizon HERE IBM location cloud MQTT Nokia Scania sensors speed limit Tejas Desai Road Ahead Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +0000 1224421 at http://wardsauto.com