Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53335/more en 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> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Linde Group helps put more fuel-cell vehicles on Vienna streets; EPA to run engine simulation with ANSYS software; Henkel provides technology package to German aluminum processor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Austria U.S. Germany Italy United Kingdom Uzbekistan BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes Aerodynamics Aluminum Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Emissions Engine Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Manufacturing Technology AB Dynamics ANSYS Dassault Henkel Linde Group Trelleborg Trimet Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:20:00 +0000 1062751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>System dampens NVH in EVs with range extenders.</strong></p> 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 Auto Makers Politics 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> EPA Announces New Clean-Air Standards for Cars, Trucks http://wardsauto.com/epa-announces-new-clean-air-standards-cars-trucks <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The standards are meant to reduce tailpipe and evaporative emissions from cars, light trucks, medium-duty passenger vehicles and some heavy-duty vehicles.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/epa-announces-new-clean-air-standards-cars-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Emissions Engines Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:55:00 +0000 964961 at http://wardsauto.com Big Oil Has Better Lobby http://wardsauto.com/blog/big-oil-has-better-lobby <div class="node-body blog-body">The CAFE standard quickly is becoming a carbon-dioxide emissions rule. The fastest way to cut CO2 emissions is to reduce the amount of carbon in fuel, through ethanol blends. Auto makers need to craft a strategy that puts the onus on the oil industry to carry the load.</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/big-oil-has-better-lobby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/big-oil-has-better-lobby#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Politics Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ethanol Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Product Development CAFE climate change EPA gasahol Final Inspection Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 833941 at http://wardsauto.com