Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53335/more en VW, Audi Excluded From 10 Best Engines Testing http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-audi-excluded-10-best-engines-testing <div class="node-body blog-body">Caught red-handed in a scheme that pollutes the environment, as well as its own corporate culture, the Volkswagen Group will be suspended from participating in the Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition until further notice.</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/vw-audi-excluded-10-best-engines-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-audi-excluded-10-best-engines-testing#comments Blog Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi SEAT Skoda Volkswagen Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Product Development Road Ahead Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1361191 at http://wardsauto.com In Wake of VW Emissions Fiasco, EPA Doubles Down http://wardsauto.com/politics/wake-vw-emissions-fiasco-epa-doubles-down <div class="node-body article-body">Christopher Grundler, an EPA director, admits the agency does face funding limitations for testing, but says its actions will not amount to an overhaul of its procedures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wake-vw-emissions-fiasco-epa-doubles-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wake-vw-emissions-fiasco-epa-doubles-down#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Volkswagen Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:05:00 +0000 1356931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen emissions scandal prompts changes at EPA.</strong></p> Embattled VW Refreshes Passat Sedan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/embattled-vw-refreshes-passat-sedan <div class="node-body article-body">VW is intent on turning the tide for the slow-selling Passat, jazzing up its appearance with a new hood, front fenders, grille, front and rear bumpers and trunklid and taillights, although sheet metal carries over on the roof, doors and bodyside panels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/embattled-vw-refreshes-passat-sedan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/embattled-vw-refreshes-passat-sedan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Future Products Instrument Panel Product Development Turbocharger Tue, 22 Sep 2015 21:11:00 +0000 1353631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prices for &rsquo;16 Passat start at $22,440.</strong></p> Volkswagen Scandal Puts Regulators on High Alert http://wardsauto.com/politics/volkswagen-scandal-puts-regulators-high-alert <div class="node-body article-body">“Question assumptions,” NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind says. “They tell you one thing, you question it. We’re questioning everything now.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/volkswagen-scandal-puts-regulators-high-alert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/volkswagen-scandal-puts-regulators-high-alert#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Volkswagen Politics Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Laws/Law Enforcement National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:08:00 +0000 1353311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>NHTSA&rsquo;s Rosekind to challenge automaker test reports in wake of VW emissions case. &ndash; <em>Getty Images</em></strong></p> Green Cars No Lost Cause…Or Are They? http://wardsauto.com/north-america/green-cars-no-lost-cause-or-are-they <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While broccoli is good for people, they’d rather have doughnuts, much in the same way new-car buyers would rather drive light trucks than fuel-efficient small cars or hybrids, says Honda dealer Forrest McConnell III.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/green-cars-no-lost-cause-or-are-they" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/green-cars-no-lost-cause-or-are-they#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Dealerships Tesla Management & Strategy 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars California Air Resources Board (CARB) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:21:00 +0000 1326581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda dealer Forrest McConnell III uses broccoli and doughnut to illustrate demand for alternative powertrains.</strong></p> Full View Photography Powertrain Diversity: ‘So Far, So Good’ On CAFE Future http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-diversity-so-far-so-good-cafe-future <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 10% of ’15 model-year vehicles already meet CAFE standards for 2020 or later, including many pickups and other utility vehicles. Automakers outline how a diversity of powertrain solutions has helped it all come about. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-diversity-so-far-so-good-cafe-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-diversity-so-far-so-good-cafe-future#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers BMW General Motors Toyota Volkswagen Politics 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Charging Diesel Electric Vehicles Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Turbocharger Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:04:00 +0000 1326411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota&rsquo;s Ward slips Mirai FCEV sales pitch into speech.</strong></p> Full View Photography CORRECTED-Under pressure, U.S. EPA seeks tighter ozone standards http://wardsauto.com/corrected-under-pressure-us-epa-seeks-tighter-ozone-standards <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects date in dateline and spelling of Terry McGuire's name from Maguire in 10th paragraph)</p> <p>By Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said on Wednesday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-under-pressure-us-epa-seeks-tighter-ozone-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Politics Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Vehicles & Technology Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:52:52 +0000 1167371 at http://wardsauto.com Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Next Chip in CO2 Credit Game http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game <div class="node-body article-body">In 2017, California’s emissions rules will change and FCVs will carry the traveling credits automakers use to remain 50-state compliant. The rule change could lead to a shift in OEM capital investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Daimler General Motors Honda Hyundai Tesla Toyota Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel-Cell Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Bill Fay Bob Lee CARB fuel cell electric vehicles John Juriga Natural Resources Defense Council Roland Hwang Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1165371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former GM Vice </strong><strong>Chairman Steve Girsky and Honda </strong><strong>Executiv</strong><strong>e Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura </strong><strong>announce FCEV partnership in July 2013.</strong></p> EPA Tests Prompt BMW to Scale Back Mini Coopers Mileage Claims http://wardsauto.com/epa-tests-prompt-bmw-scale-back-mini-coopers-mileage-claims <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The EPA says four Mini Cooper models from the '14 model year were shown to have combined highway and city driving ratings 1 mpg lower than the automaker initially claimed. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/epa-tests-prompt-bmw-scale-back-mini-coopers-mileage-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America U.S. Politics Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1140241 at http://wardsauto.com EPA Says Industry Ahead of CAFE Curve http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve <div class="node-body article-body">“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Germany Acura BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Jeep Mercedes Volkswagen Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 10-speed transmission CAFE Environmental Protection Agency Light-Duty Vehicle Center Michael Olechiw midterm assessment TDI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1067381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Olechiw, director of EPA&rsquo;s Light-Duty Vehicle Center in Ann Arbor, MI, spoke this week at CAFE conference.</strong></p>