Fuel Economy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53329/more en 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 Delphi Turns in Solid 2014 As O’Neal Exits http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-turns-solid-2014-o-neal-exits <div class="node-body article-body">Delphi earned $1.5 billion last year, and the 2015 forecast is upbeat, pegged to the launch of new gasoline direct-injection and light-duty diesel programs and a projected doubling of active-safety revenues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-turns-solid-2014-o-neal-exits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-turns-solid-2014-o-neal-exits#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional U.S. Japan General Motors Toyota Volkswagen Diesel Electronic Control Units (ECU) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Gasoline Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Safety currency currency exchange Delphi Thermal Systems dollar Euro keiretsu Kevin Clark profitability revenue Rodney O'Neal Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:32:00 +0000 1219401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Delphi CEO and President Rodney O&rsquo;Neal retires March 1 after working for Delphi since it split from General Motors in 1999.&nbsp;</strong></p> U.S. Fuel Economy Index Up Slightly in January http://wardsauto.com/politics/us-fuel-economy-index-slightly-january <div class="node-body article-body">The market shifted to larger, less-fuel efficient vehicles, but the improved fuel economy of many ’15 models kept the average up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/us-fuel-economy-index-slightly-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/us-fuel-economy-index-slightly-january#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:56:00 +0000 1217721 at http://wardsauto.com In Lexus Parlance, F Is for Flogging http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-parlance-f-flogging <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lexus’ new coupe, the RC, arrives with an angry double-trapezoid face, taut sheet metal, excellent chassis dynamics, bold colors and an excellent 467-hp V-8 that loves track day. This car is not a real-estate agent’s safe choice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-parlance-f-flogging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-parlance-f-flogging#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Lexus Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Adaptive Variable Suspension Atomic Silver and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 Audi A5 BMW 4-Series Cadillac ATS F Sport Lexus Dynamic Handling Mercedes C-Class Molten Pearl RC RC 350 RC F Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:54:00 +0000 1210901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Atomic Silver RC 350 and Infrared RC 350 F Sport behind V-8-powered Molten Pearl RC F.</strong></p> GM Tooling Up CVT for Fuel-Economy Play http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play <div class="node-body article-body">Details on GM’s CVT are limited, but sources tell WardsAuto it will find its way into several “high-volume” products by 2019, including models in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Continuously Variable (CVT) Dual Clutch (DCT) Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development AutoForecast Chevrolet Spark GM Powertrain Honda Accord Hybrid Jatco Nissan Opel Vectra Tom Read Xtronic CVT Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1202411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Growth forecast for continuously variable transmissions, such as Nissan&rsquo;s Xtronic CVT.</strong></p>