Alternative Fuels http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53383/more en Oz Report Touts Alternatively Fueled Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">The report by Energeia says Australia lacks a comprehensive alternatively fueled-vehicle policy framework federally and will miss out on many benefits if action is not taken now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Unspecified Companies Politics Alternative Fuels Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1321531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leaf EV a rarity on Australian roads.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers’ Output Hits 6-Year High in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-automakers-output-hits-6-year-high-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">An industry group says automakers exported 1,662,160 units to North America, down 11.9%, while exports to Europe and Asia rose 4.9% and 3.7%, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-automakers-output-hits-6-year-high-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-automakers-output-hits-6-year-high-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Unspecified Companies Alternative Fuels Electric Vehicles Finance Hybrid Vehicles Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Production Sales Results Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1314361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>One-sixth of auto production in Japan bound for North America.</strong></p> Report Forecasts Robust Hybrid Growth While EVs Lag http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/report-forecasts-robust-hybrid-growth-while-evs-lag <div class="node-body article-body">The Roland Berger consultancy calls its 2025 forecast optimistic, meaning hybrid sales growth in the U.S. and Europe will depend on strict emissions and fuel-economy regulations and large investments in battery-recharging infrastructure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/report-forecasts-robust-hybrid-growth-while-evs-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/report-forecasts-robust-hybrid-growth-while-evs-lag#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Acura Honda Toyota Sales & Marketing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1312601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda claims Grace Hybrid has best-in-class fuel economy in Japan.</strong></p> New California Bus-Emissions Rules May Sideline Natural Gas http://wardsauto.com/new-california-bus-emissions-rules-may-sideline-natural-gas <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">CARB is leaning toward allowing only true zero-emissions transit vehicles, but a natural-gas industry group wants to include so-called renewable natural gas made from organic material.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/new-california-bus-emissions-rules-may-sideline-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Emissions Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1308531 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> Rural Focus Helps Keep Maruti Suzuki on Top in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/rural-focus-helps-keep-maruti-suzuki-top-india <div class="node-body article-body">In the automaker’s fiscal year ending March 31, sales totaled 1.17 million, including 415,380 in rural areas, a 23% year-over-year improvement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/rural-focus-helps-keep-maruti-suzuki-top-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/rural-focus-helps-keep-maruti-suzuki-top-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Maruti Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Product Development Sales Results Fri, 08 May 2015 09:15:00 +0000 1269171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Celerio Green runs on CNG or gasoline.</strong></p> 2015 SAE World Congress -- View From the Floor http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Detroit's Cobo Center hosted the 2015 SAE World Congress last week. Some 11,000 engineers from 40 countries came to town for 1,500 technical presentations, more than a dozen topical panels and several keynote speeches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor#comments Public Auto Makers 2015 Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Chrysler Honda Hyundai Nissan 2015 SAE World Congress Carbon Fiber Chassis Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Steel Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:37:00 +0000 1269221 at http://wardsauto.com OEMs Ponder Dual-Fuel, Cooled EGR Combustion Strategies http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Southwest Research scientist says many automakers are just getting started in their research of the dual-fuel RCCI system, and that it will take at least a decade before the technology is ready for production vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BorgWarner Delphi 2015 SAE World Congress California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Cary Henry compression ignition cooled EGR dual-fuel exhaust gas recirculation GDCI HCCI low temperature combustion PCCI port fuel injection RCCI Southwest Research Institute SwRI Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1264761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Southwest Research runs tests on spark-ignited natural-gas Cummins engine modified to operate with cooled EGR.</strong></p> Auto Execs Cite Diesel Opportunities, Hurdles in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/auto-execs-cite-diesel-opportunities-hurdles-us <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Market share for diesel-powered light vehicles was 2.7% in the U.S. last year. For gasoline counterparts, it was 93.8%</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/auto-execs-cite-diesel-opportunities-hurdles-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/auto-execs-cite-diesel-opportunities-hurdles-us#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers 2015 SAE World Congress Alternative Fuels Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:25:00 +0000 1264771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW&rsquo;s Riedl makes point, GM&rsquo;s Arvan at right.</strong></p> CNH Juggles Truck Builds at Spanish, Italian Plants http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants <div class="node-body article-body">At the core of CNH Industrial’s reorganization is the Iveco plant in Brescia, Italy, which assembles Eurocargo medium trucks. Sagging sales have left the facility with a surplus of workers to be assigned to the Suzzara, Italy, plant gaining Daily LCV work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Spain Iveco Capacity Utilization Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Employment Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1259331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spanish Iveco plant losing Daily LCV, gaining Stralis and Trakker heavy-truck cab production.&nbsp;</strong></p>