Incentives http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53342/more en Spain Renews Cash-for-Clunkers Program http://wardsauto.com/spain-renews-cash-clunkers-program <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government for a seventh time is renewing subsidies for consumers who turn in older vehicles when buying a new car.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/spain-renews-cash-clunkers-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Politics Incentives Thu, 14 May 2015 12:36:00 +0000 1281321 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automaker Group Exec Urges Subsidy Restraint http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Governments can play a truly positive role – they have an important role to play,” Yves van der Straaten says. “The scrapping schemes have helped, but when they have stopped, we can see sharp decreases in new sales.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Auto Makers Retail Incentives Production Registrations Sales Results Tue, 12 May 2015 09:47:00 +0000 1273061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Panda among top sellers in resurgent Italian market.</strong></p> Ford’s New Products Propel April Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-s-new-products-propel-april-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Ford April sales rose 6.4% compared with like-2014 to 217,745 units, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-s-new-products-propel-april-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-s-new-products-propel-april-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Incentives Inventories Sales Results Fri, 01 May 2015 16:04:00 +0000 1272071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Edge sales up 77.6% in April.&nbsp;</strong></p> Incentives Designed to Jump-Start Korean EV Market http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">Incentives for 3,090 EVs are available this year. When added to the 3,014 EVs registered nationwide at the end of 2014, plus the 10,000 proposed new incentives, the government calculates more than 16,000 EVs will be on Korean roads by the end of 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea BMW Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Samsung Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:56:00 +0000 1263991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia sells 414 copies of Soul EV to lead Korean market in 2014.</strong></p> Government Backing Helps U.K. Vehicle Fleet Go Green http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green <div class="node-body article-body">An increasing number of models qualify for a £5,000 ($7,484) plug-in subsidy, putting the government well on the way toward reaching its goal of ULEVs making up 5% of all new registrations by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom BMW Mitsubishi Nissan Politics Electric Vehicles Emissions Incentives Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:08:00 +0000 1263101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Interest in low-emissions Mitsubishi Outlander high.</strong></p> U.K. Extends Low-Emissions Plug-In Van Discounts http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-extends-low-emissions-plug-van-discounts <div class="node-body article-body">The scheme provides businesses that purchase the vans with tax incentives, including exemption from vehicle-excise duty and congestion charges in London.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-extends-low-emissions-plug-van-discounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-extends-low-emissions-plug-van-discounts#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Politics Alternative Fuels Electric Vehicles Incentives Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1249751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Grant program cuts 20% from price of electric Peugeot Partner small van.</strong></p> Politics, Economy Stall Thailand’s Eco-Car Program http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program <div class="node-body article-body">The country’s prime minister says the government must ensure the eco-car program’s second phase does not repeat the failure of the first-time new-car-buyer incentive, which created artificial demand that contributed to raising household debt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Honda Mazda Politics Emissions Incentives Product Development Vehicles & Technology Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 1248481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda2 first product of Thai eco-car program&rsquo;s second phase.</strong></p> Rebate Cutoff Ups Cost of Uber Bid for Greener Fleet http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">EV dealer Doug Snower, who plans to buy 200 Chinese-made BYD e6 electric vehicles to lease to drivers for ridesharing service Uber, says his business model in part is based on the $4,000-a-vehicle rebates the state no longer offers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Finance Incentives Trade Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:54:00 +0000 1248241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refined BYD e6 EV receives Uber&rsquo;s blessing.</strong></p> Lavish Rebates Fail to Jump-Start Korean EV Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">The Korean government shares the industry’s expectations of a growing EV market despite falling far short previously. Last year’s 1,183 sales amounted to a minuscule 1.9% of the projected 60,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Kia Nissan Samsung Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1240941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Samsung plugs SM3 EV as taxi in new marketing push.</strong></p> GM Predicts Marginal Recovery in 2015 Thai Market http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-predicts-marginal-recovery-2015-thai-market <div class="node-body article-body">GM Thailand Managing Director Marcos Purty says this year’s expected volume would represent a return to normal level for car sales after sharp growth in 2012-13 as a result of government tax rebates for first-time buyers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-predicts-marginal-recovery-2015-thai-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-predicts-marginal-recovery-2015-thai-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Chevrolet General Motors Incentives Sales Results Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:14:00 +0000 1222001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S. automaker looking to take part in upturn.</strong></p>