Alternative Fuels http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53383/more en 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> Shell Eco-Marathon Detroit http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit <div class="node-body gallery-body">Young, open minds undeterred by the fog of realism converged on Detroit’s Cobo Center over the weekend for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, the ultimate fuel-economy challenge. About 1,000 students representing 110 high schools and colleges from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Guatamala brought their hand-built concepts.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America North America - Regional Canada Brazil Mexico U.S. Batteries Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Ethanol Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Product Development Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:04:00 +0000 1257721 at http://wardsauto.com Yeast Used in Sake Production Could Brew Biofuel http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/yeast-used-sake-production-could-brew-biofuel <div class="node-body article-body">The U.K. research team says its findings could help create biofuel that is more environmentally friendly and ethically sound than other sources because it would make use of waste products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/yeast-used-sake-production-could-brew-biofuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/yeast-used-sake-production-could-brew-biofuel#comments Public News & Analysis Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ethanol Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:08:00 +0000 1251461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yeast find brings fires up plans to turn straw into bioethanol.</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> Renault Samsung Hopes SM5 LPG-Fueled Taxi Fares Well http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well <div class="node-body article-body">It may be the first time an automaker has targeted its flagship vehicle toward the taxi market to achieve its overall sales goal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South Korea Spain Samsung Interior Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Product Development Sales Results Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1195401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New SM5&rsquo;s trunk space enlarged by repositioning LPG hardware.</strong></p> Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto editors evaluated 36 all-new or improved powertrains before settling on the winners: two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 3-cyl. turbos, a battery-electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Sweden United Kingdom BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Automatic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Manual Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 4-cyl. engine 6.2L LT1 V-8 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta EcoBoost hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV range extender Volvo T5 Drive-E Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1175021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2015 <em>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines</em> winners will receive trophies at ceremony during Detroit auto show.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore researchers’ electric motor pulls double duty; Volvo wrings 450 hp out of 2.0L, 4-cyl. engine; Mazda’s smart headlights shine at Tokyo tech show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan New Zealand Singapore Germany Sweden Chrysler Ford General Motors Mazda Mitsubishi Volvo Car Batteries Chassis Electric Vehicles Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Plastic Product Development Solar Turbocharger GKN United States Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1133721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Zealander fills PHEV&rsquo;s fuel tank once since July.</strong></p> Alternative Vehicle Power Gains Traction in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/europe/alternative-vehicle-power-gains-traction-uk <div class="node-body article-body">Conventional hybrids such as the Toyota Prius were the most popular choice among alternatively fueled vehicles, with 19% of those surveyed indicating they would consider buying such a vehicle within the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/alternative-vehicle-power-gains-traction-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/alternative-vehicle-power-gains-traction-uk#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Toyota Sales & Marketing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:29:00 +0000 1132621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Poll finds Prius top alternative to ICE, diesel power.</strong></p> GM Recalling Natural Gas-Powered Vans http://wardsauto.com/gm-recalling-natural-gas-powered-vans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is recalling about 3,200 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from the '11 to '14 model years because they may have a gas leak that could cause a fire.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-recalling-natural-gas-powered-vans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) GM's Recall Crisis Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:23:00 +0000 1120511 at http://wardsauto.com China-U.S. Agreement Boosts Zero-Emissions Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/china-us-agreement-boosts-zero-emissions-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">The alliance aims to help expand the global market for zero-emissions vehicles by providing intellectual support for design of ZEV policies and analysis of consumer markets, including demand for different types of ZEV technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/china-us-agreement-boosts-zero-emissions-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/china-us-agreement-boosts-zero-emissions-vehicles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Unspecified Companies Alternative Fuels California Air Resources Board (CARB) Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel-Cell Vehicles Globalization Hybrid Vehicles University of California-Davis Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:15:00 +0000 1116941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>California will share clean-air resources with China.</strong></p>