Incentives http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53342/more en VW to Return Cash-for-Clunkers Subsidies to Spain http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen initially refused to give back the subsidy payments, contending they were based not on nitrogen-oxide but on carbon-dioxide emissions. But VW later admitted it had understated CO2 emissions as well.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Engines Spain Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous SEAT Volkswagen Emissions Incentives Production Vehicle Assembly Vehicles in Operation Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1403601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW&rsquo;s Garcia-Sanz discusses Spanish investment with President Rajoy in May.</strong></p> China’s Adoption of Electric Vehicles Charges Ahead http://wardsauto.com/industry/china-s-adoption-electric-vehicles-charges-ahead <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EV sales in China are growing, although they represent a microscopic portion of the world’s biggest auto market. As there is little organic demand for the vehicles, the central and local governments have turned to a cornucopia of incentivizing policies to move the electric metal.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/china-s-adoption-electric-vehicles-charges-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/china-s-adoption-electric-vehicles-charges-ahead#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) China U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies California Air Resources Board (CARB) Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Incentives Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1395051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BAIC e150 China&rsquo;s best-selling all-electric vehicle.</strong></p> Russian Auto Industry Subsidies Upped for 2016 http://wardsauto.com/industry/russian-auto-industry-subsidies-upped-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">A spokesman for Russia’s Industry and Trade Minister says most of the new subsidies will compensate local automakers for interest rates on bank loans and for losses resulting from currency fluctuations.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/russian-auto-industry-subsidies-upped-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/russian-auto-industry-subsidies-upped-2016#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Politics Incentives Sales Results Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:07:00 +0000 1387401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lada Granta&rsquo;s grip on sales supremacy slipping.</strong></p> Sources: Embattled VW Will Report U.S. October Sales Gain http://wardsauto.com/sources-embattled-vw-will-report-us-october-sales-gain <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources familiar with VW's U.S. sales operations say deliveries could grow from 1% to 5% thanks to incentives meant to offset a ban on sales of diesel vehicles linked to falsified emissions tests. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-embattled-vw-will-report-us-october-sales-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Incentives Sales Results Thu, 29 Oct 2015 23:14:00 +0000 1386551 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Government Aims to Jump-Start EV Demand http://wardsauto.com/industry/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand <div class="node-body article-body">The €17 million plan will include subsidies for the installation of electric-vehicle charge points in an effort to promote sales of EVs which now represent only 0.1% of nationwide demand.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) France Technology Spain United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous Nissan Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:16:00 +0000 1359231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spanish Industry Minister Cristeto announces EV subsidy program with Nissan Iberia CEO Toro (center) and Madrid Region Environment Minister Gonzalez (right).</strong></p> China to Roll Back Taxes on Small-Engine Cars http://wardsauto.com/china-roll-back-taxes-small-engine-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Responding to the possibility that sales in 2015 could decline for the first time in at least 15 years, the government is cutting by half the sales tax on cars with engines 1.6L or smaller from Oct. 1 through year's end.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-roll-back-taxes-small-engine-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry China Data & Insights Miscellaneous Incentives Sales Results Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:06:00 +0000 1358641 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Extends Subsidies for EV, PHEV Purchases http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-extends-subsidies-ev-phev-purchases <div class="node-body article-body">The subsidy reduces the cost of EVs and PHEVs with carbon-dioxide emissions of 75g/km or less by 35%, up to a maximum £5,000 ($7,695). Sales after six months of 2015 surpassed the full-year 2014 total.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-extends-subsidies-ev-phev-purchases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-extends-subsidies-ev-phev-purchases#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous Mitsubishi Electric Vehicles Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Incentives Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:39:00 +0000 1339921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Outlander U.K.&rsquo;s most popular EV.</strong></p> Analysts: China's Auto-Sales Slump to Depress Oil Prices http://wardsauto.com/analysts-chinas-auto-sales-slump-depress-oil-prices <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Government efforts to reverse the sales decline in the world's biggest car market may be insufficient to spark demand or shore up falling oil prices. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/analysts-chinas-auto-sales-slump-depress-oil-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry China Data & Insights Miscellaneous Incentives Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:24:00 +0000 1337921 at http://wardsauto.com Indian Automakers: Don’t Rush Us on Clean-Air Rules http://wardsauto.com/industry/indian-automakers-don-t-rush-us-clean-air-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers argue shorter deadlines would force them into using untested or inadequately tested technologies that could lead to safety risks and reduce fuel efficiency. Meantime, the air in India’s cities is getting progressively dirtier.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/indian-automakers-don-t-rush-us-clean-air-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/indian-automakers-don-t-rush-us-clean-air-rules#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel India Technology Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Politics Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Gasoline Incentives Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:02:00 +0000 1333111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government subsidizing purchases of Mahindra Reva&#39;s&nbsp;e2o EV.</strong></p> Incentives Fail to Halt Russian LV-Sales Tailspin http://wardsauto.com/industry/incentives-fail-halt-russian-lv-sales-tailspin <div class="node-body article-body">While first-half sales fell 36% from like-2014, July’s 27.5% decline reflected “mostly the low-base effect of a poor market showing in the corresponding period last year,” industry spokesman George Schreiber says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/incentives-fail-halt-russian-lv-sales-tailspin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/incentives-fail-halt-russian-lv-sales-tailspin#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous General Motors Hyundai Kia Lada Volkswagen Incentives Sales Results Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:56:00 +0000 1329501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Solaris claims July sales title, still No.2 year-to-date.</strong></p>