Alternative Fuels http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53383/more en Automakers Keeping Pace as EU Raises Emissions Bar http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-keeping-pace-eu-raises-emissions-bar <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nils-Olof Nylund of the European Biofuels Technology Platform predicts automakers will meet the European Union’s 2020 target of 95 g/km of carbon dioxide, having largely achieved the 2015 target of 130 g/km.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-keeping-pace-eu-raises-emissions-bar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-keeping-pace-eu-raises-emissions-bar#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) Alternative Fuels Charging Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1358141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EV registrations in EU up 53% in Q2 from like-2014.</strong></p> VW Scandal Threatens U.K. Fleet Operators’ Trust http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust <div class="node-body article-body">A key issue for U.K. fleet operators is trust. With responsibility for 2.3 million car registrations, they are among the market’s most influential buyers. They rely on automakers’ claims when making purchase decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Diesel Emissions Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Purchashing Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:18:00 +0000 1355851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW fleet vehicles face uncertain future in U.K.</strong></p> Oz Report Touts Alternatively Fueled Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/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/miscellaneous/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Australia Technology Miscellaneous 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/miscellaneous/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/miscellaneous/japanese-automakers-output-hits-6-year-high-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/japanese-automakers-output-hits-6-year-high-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Japan Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/report-forecasts-robust-hybrid-growth-while-evs-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/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 Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) China U.S. Japan South Korea Technology Dealer Miscellaneous 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 Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Technology Miscellaneous 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/miscellaneous/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/miscellaneous/automakers-not-sold-revised-ec-emissions-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automakers-not-sold-revised-ec-emissions-rules#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel Technology Miscellaneous 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/miscellaneous/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/miscellaneous/rural-focus-helps-keep-maruti-suzuki-top-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/rural-focus-helps-keep-maruti-suzuki-top-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) India Technology Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor#comments Public Auto Makers 2015 Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel U.S. Materials Japan Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology SAE World Congress Technology 2015 Special Report Miscellaneous Chrysler Honda Hyundai Nissan Carbon Fiber Chassis Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Steel 2015 SAE World Congress Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:37:00 +0000 1269221 at http://wardsauto.com OEMs Ponder Dual-Fuel, Cooled EGR Combustion Strategies http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/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/miscellaneous/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel U.S. SAE World Congress Technology Miscellaneous BorgWarner Delphi California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger 2015 SAE World Congress 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>