European Commission http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53337/more en U.S.-EU Trade Talks Focus on Vehicle Harmonization http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest talks, regulators discussed mutual recognition of EU and U.S. automotive standards, notably on braking systems, and harmonization of rules, such as for seatbelt anchorages. Tariff-reduction proposals are being exchanged as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe North America Europe - Regional Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies European Commission Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicles & Technology Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1407331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>President Obama <em>(left)</em>, EC President Barroso kick off trade talks in June 2013.</strong></p> EC Gives VW Until Year's End to Provide CO2 Data http://wardsauto.com/ec-gives-vw-until-years-end-provide-co2-data <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The European Union's executive branch turned down the automaker's request for extra time to provide information regarding "irregularities" in reporting carbon-dioxide emissions.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ec-gives-vw-until-years-end-provide-co2-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines Germany Technology Miscellaneous Emissions Engines European Commission Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:57:00 +0000 1407051 at http://wardsauto.com New EU Emissions Test Scheme Gets Automaker Pushback http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-eu-emissions-test-scheme-gets-automaker-pushback <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ACEA industry group warns the timetable for imposing new limits on nitrogen-oxide emissions may not give them enough time to re-engineer certain diesel models, forcing off the road an engine type that emits less carbon dioxide than its gasoline counterpart.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-eu-emissions-test-scheme-gets-automaker-pushback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-eu-emissions-test-scheme-gets-automaker-pushback#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Engines Diesel Technology Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Diesel Emissions European Commission Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:21:00 +0000 1396001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>European countries say laboratories misstate true NOx emissions.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-EU asks members to investigate after VW admits new irregularities http://wardsauto.com/update-2-eu-asks-members-investigate-after-vw-admits-new-irregularities <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW says it understated carbon dioxide emissions</p> <p>* Letter asks EU members to investigate</p> <p>* Investors urge EU to toughen emissions testing (Adds detail of meeting with national authorities)</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The European Commission has written to all 28 European Union member countries urging them to widen their investigations into potential breaches of vehicle emissions rules after Volkswagen admitted it had understated carbon dioxide levels.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-eu-asks-members-investigate-after-vw-admits-new-irregularities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Engines Technology Miscellaneous Emissions European Commission Fuel Economy Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:37:24 +0000 1394401 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Air-Conditioning Technology Goes Green http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-air-conditioning-technology-goes-green <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes will begin using liquid carbon dioxide refrigerant in E- and S-Class models next year, and in 2017 will introduce another minimally polluting refrigerant it opposed using for years because of concerns about its flammability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-air-conditioning-technology-goes-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-air-conditioning-technology-goes-green#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Engines HMI Germany Technology Miscellaneous Mercedes Climate Controls/HVAC Emissions European Commission Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1384451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dispute between automaker, EU over A/C refrigerant cools down.</strong></p> VW’s Dirty Deeds Overshadow Bosch Celebration http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-s-dirty-deeds-overshadow-bosch-celebration <div class="node-body blog-body">Bosch wanted to talk about its new research center, a massive hub in Germany that encourages engineers and students to set their minds free, but journalists had other topics in mind.</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-s-dirty-deeds-overshadow-bosch-celebration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-s-dirty-deeds-overshadow-bosch-celebration#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Europe Industry North America - Regional Engines Diesel U.S. Germany IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Volkswagen Politics Diesel Emissions European Commission Product Development Road Ahead Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:30:00 +0000 1373181 at http://wardsauto.com EU Countries Urged to Investigate Emissions Tehnology http://wardsauto.com/eu-countries-urged-investigate-emissions-tehnology <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Responding to the Volkswagen scandal, the European Union's executive branch wants member countries to investigate how many cars are equipped with so-called defeat devices that skew emissions-test results in the automaker's favor.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-countries-urged-investigate-emissions-tehnology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Engines Diesel Technology Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions European Commission Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:54:00 +0000 1355561 at http://wardsauto.com European Automakers Juggle CO2, Driver Data Obligations http://wardsauto.com/industry/european-automakers-juggle-co2-driver-data-obligations <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Speaking on the topic of future emissions regulations, ACEA President Carlos Ghosn appeals for an integrated strategy involving all CO2 emitters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/european-automakers-juggle-co2-driver-data-obligations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/european-automakers-juggle-co2-driver-data-obligations#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Europe - Regional Industry Engines Miscellaneous Nissan Renault Politics Emissions European Commission Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1349091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn also ACEA president.</strong></p> Netherlands Aims to Spark EV Charge-Network Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/netherlands-aims-spark-ev-charge-network-growth <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Local authorities who opt in to the Dutch Green Deal scheme must finance the EV-charging infrastructure and are required to draw in private investment to get top-up funding from the central government.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/netherlands-aims-spark-ev-charge-network-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/netherlands-aims-spark-ev-charge-network-growth#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Netherlands Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions European Commission Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:03:00 +0000 1327441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dutch charger-expansion plan meant to spur EV interest.</strong></p> EU Automakers Defend Diesel in Flap With France http://wardsauto.com/industry/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/industry/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Engines Diesel France Technology Miscellaneous 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>