European Commission http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53337/more en EU Automakers Defend Diesel in Flap With France http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object to diesels’ exclusion from the highest ranking of vehicles by tailpipe emissions levels which, alongside a separate electric-vehicle class, provides parking and driving concessions, plus access to low-pollution zones in large cities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional France PSA Politics Diesel Emissions European Commission Gasoline Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:13:00 +0000 1304721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel-electric Peugeot 3008 misses cut for low-emissions perks.</strong></p> EU Signs Off on Mahle Purchase of Delphi's A/C Business http://wardsauto.com/eu-signs-mahle-purchase-delphis-ac-business <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The European Union's executive branch says it ruled the German auto supplier's $727 million purchase of Delphi's thermal systems business raised no competition concerns.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-signs-mahle-purchase-delphis-ac-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Climate Controls/HVAC European Commission Finance Purchashing Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1303531 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Not Sold on Revised EC Emissions Rules http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-not-sold-revised-ec-emissions-rules <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">European Parliament member Albert Dess, whose Bavarian constituency is home to BMW, Audi and Lamborghini, supports improved air quality but argues: “Car manufacturers should not be rushed into measures which form a disproportional burden for them.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-not-sold-revised-ec-emissions-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-not-sold-revised-ec-emissions-rules#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Audi BMW Lamborghini Politics Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions European Commission Wed, 27 May 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1283741 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Backers of tougher standards argue industry has hit past targets.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> European Automakers Want Delay in Stricter Emissions Testing http://wardsauto.com/european-automakers-want-delay-stricter-emissions-testing <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The ACEA industry association says new European Commission rules closing loopholes in emissions-testing protocols should be pushed back to 2020 from the current "unrealistic" 2017 deadline.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/european-automakers-want-delay-stricter-emissions-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Emissions European Commission Vehicles & Technology Wed, 06 May 2015 13:02:00 +0000 1274541 at http://wardsauto.com CO2 Tailpipe Emissions Sink to All-Time Low in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/europe/co2-tailpipe-emissions-sink-all-time-low-uk <div class="node-body article-body">The report shows that in 2014, 68.6% of new U.K. cars met or fell under the 130-g/km EU threshold, compared with just 0.9% in 2000, with buyers of these cars benefiting from the zero first-year vehicle-excise-duty rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/co2-tailpipe-emissions-sink-all-time-low-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/co2-tailpipe-emissions-sink-all-time-low-uk#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional United Kingdom Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Emissions European Commission Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 01 May 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1269401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Road to cleaner air not downhill, industry group cautions.</strong></p> Winners in South Korea-EU Trade Deal Hard to Pick http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yoon Dae-Sung, executive managing director of the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Assn., says the free-trade agreement has been beneficial, but measuring the size of its impact is difficult.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Europe - Regional South Korea BMW Hyundai Mercedes Volkswagen European Commission Globalization Sales Results Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1261361 at http://wardsauto.com <p>VW&nbsp;Tiguan&nbsp;BlueMotion diesel&nbsp;South Korea&rsquo;s top-selling&nbsp;import.</p> German Makes Top EU List of Possibly Dangerous Cars http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-makes-top-eu-list-possibly-dangerous-cars <div class="node-body article-body">The consumer watchdog received only two complaints about vehicles from China in 2014, which is noteworthy, given Chinese-made products’ reputation for consumer safety is not high.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-makes-top-eu-list-possibly-dangerous-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-makes-top-eu-list-possibly-dangerous-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional China BMW Mercedes Opel/Vauxhall European Commission Safety Vehicles & Technology Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1251561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW 6-Series Cabrio recalled in Germany, Spain.</strong></p> EC Ruling Leaves Key TRW Assets Ripe for Taking http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Regulations Autonomous Vehicles Chassis European Commission Finance Restructuring Trade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1247971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>5-row side-cushion airbag.&nbsp;About 20% of TRW revenue comes from airbags and seatbelts and about&nbsp;60% of its sales revenue comes from chassis and steering systems, suspensions and foundation brakes.</strong></p> WTO to Referee Car-Import Dispute Between EU, Brazil http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some European automakers have set up manufacturing plants in Brazil to get around the country’s steep taxes on imported cars. Thus a WTO ruling demanding an end to the taxes might not be wholly to the liking of everybody in the EU.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil BMW Jaguar Land Rover Volkswagen Sales & Marketing European Commission OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:58:00 +0000 1236501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WTO ruling against Brazil could cost BMW local manufacturing benefit.</strong></p>