Department of Energy (DOE) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53333/more en Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go? http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes. </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/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go#comments Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Honda Hyundai Renault Volkswagen Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles fuel-cell vehicles fueling infrastructure hydrogen refueling stations Road Ahead Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1183681 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-1 <div class="node-body article-body">EV battery as structural component?; Nissan has different take on new-car smell; Harman basing worldwide R&D in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-1#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Hella Nissan Volvo Car Advertising Charging Department of Energy (DOE) Dual Clutch (DCT) Globalization Information & Entertainment Li-ion Product Development Safety Seats Air Aroma AllCell Cartasite Harman Kinetics Drive Solutions New York auto show Stanford University UQM Technologies Vahle Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:44:00 +0000 1003251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo child seat inflates, deflates in less than 40 seconds.</strong></p> Feds Revising Advanced-Vehicle Loan Program http://wardsauto.com/feds-revising-advanced-vehicle-loan-program <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Department of Energy says it is clarifying applicant eligibility, improving communication and expediting its review process in its effort to revive a program offering more than $16 billion in funding.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/feds-revising-advanced-vehicle-loan-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Alternative Fuels Department of Energy (DOE) Electric Vehicles Finance Product Development Supply Chain Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 987971 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-25 <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T reaches out to automakers; GM, Google among partners putting Android OS in cars; Hydrogen producer joins effort to build FCEV fueling infrastructure in U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-25#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BMW General Motors Hino Honda Hyundai Politics Cameras Department of Energy (DOE) Engines Fuel-Cell Vehicles Information & Entertainment Android AT&T Freescale Semiconductor Google Linde NVIDIA OmniVision Scuderi Group Southwest Research Institute Spartanburg Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:55:00 +0000 933221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AT&amp;T laboratory helps automakers develop customized connectivity.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24 <div class="node-body article-body">GE claims LEDs to save dealership $46,000 yearly; Aston Martin gets high-powered help for engine program; desert shrub touted as potential homegrown replacement for petroleum in tire-making.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany United Kingdom Aston Martin Continental Mercedes Department of Energy (DOE) Engines Fixed Operations Future Products Lighting Product Development Tires Vehicle Interiors Benecke-Kaliko ContiTech Cooper Tire General Electric guayule LED PanAridus U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Yulex Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:22:00 +0000 923211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LED lighting system hits dimmer switch at night.</strong></p> Lower Cost Key to Magnesium’s Lightweighting Uses http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/lower-cost-key-magnesium-s-lightweighting-uses <div class="node-body article-body">The industry target is to use an average of 350 lbs. of magnesium components in vehicles by 2020. This would significantly lower the weight of the average car from the current 3,360 lbs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/lower-cost-key-magnesium-s-lightweighting-uses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/lower-cost-key-magnesium-s-lightweighting-uses#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Cadillac Ford Lincoln Aluminum Department of Energy (DOE) Future Products Magnesium Tariffs Advance Research Products Agency-Energy Matthew Zaluzec Pacific Northwest National Laboratory U.S. Automotive Materials Partnership Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:45:00 +0000 876571 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Magnesium used in decklid of China-built Cadillac SLS.</strong></p> Hong Kong Tycoon Likely Winner of U.S. Loan to Fisker Auto-Sources http://wardsauto.com/hong-kong-tycoon-likely-winner-us-loan-fisker-auto-sources <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p></p> <p>* Li beat at least two other groups in Friday auction</p> <p>* DOE owed $168 mln, minimum bid at auction was $30 mln</p> <p>* Company co-founder no longer formally working with Li</p> <p>By Deepa Seetharaman</p> <p>DETROIT, Oct 17 (Reuters) - An investor group led by Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li is the likely winner of a government loan owed by Fisker Automotive, the now-dormant maker of plug-in hybrid sports cars, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hong-kong-tycoon-likely-winner-us-loan-fisker-auto-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Electric Vehicles Finance Restructuring Fisker Karma Richard Li Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:35:00 +0000 867701 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Makers Renew Interest in Fuel-Cell Vehicles, Despite Cost, Political Hurdles http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/auto-makers-renew-interest-fuel-cell-vehicles-despite-cost-political-hurdles <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Partnerships have been formed to collaborate on technology and lower the cost of production, but lack of a hydrogen infrastructure will limit FCV potential near-term.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/auto-makers-renew-interest-fuel-cell-vehicles-despite-cost-political-hurdles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/auto-makers-renew-interest-fuel-cell-vehicles-despite-cost-political-hurdles#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Daimler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Politics Alternative Fuels Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel-Cell Vehicles Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:15:00 +0000 827381 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Hyundai hoping to send Tucson FCVs to U.S. next year.</strong></p> Tesla Grows European Network Ahead of Model S Launch http://wardsauto.com/europe/tesla-grows-european-network-ahead-model-s-launch <div class="node-body article-body">Tesla’s expansion in Europe will be followed by its entry into Asian markets in the fall. CEO Elon Musk forecasts 21,000 worldwide Model S sales this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/tesla-grows-european-network-ahead-model-s-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/tesla-grows-european-network-ahead-model-s-launch#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Austria U.S. Belgium Germany Netherlands Norway United Kingdom Tesla Charging Department of Energy (DOE) Electric Vehicles Finance Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Ben Kallo Elon Musk Green Car Ole Hendrik Hannisdahl Paula den Dunnen Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:15:00 +0000 794071 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>EV maker soon to have 12 dealers in Europe.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-60 <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of this week’s news involving automotive suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-60" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-60#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Japan Serbia Behr Continental JCI Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Department of Energy (DOE) Finance Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Logistics Manufacturing Technology Materials NiMH OE-Supplier Relations Production Hunan Corun New Energy Lithium Energy Japan Odyne Systems Panasonic Primearth zeolites Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:42:00 +0000 788181 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>ContiTech Serbia plant supplies hose line to European auto makers.</strong></p>