Batteries http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53390/more en Ghosn: Nissan Eyeing Purchase of EV Batteries http://wardsauto.com/ghosn-nissan-eyeing-purchase-ev-batteries <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Nissan CEO tells The Wall Street Journal the automaker may follow alliance partner Renault's lead and purchase batteries for its electric cars, rather than build its own in a joint venture with NEC.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ghosn-nissan-eyeing-purchase-ev-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Japan France Batteries Electric Vehicles Global Sources Manufacturing Technology Purchashing Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:34:00 +0000 1315431 at http://wardsauto.com 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> Mahle Range Extender Engine Takes Cues From GPS http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mahle-range-extender-engine-takes-cues-gps <div class="node-body article-body">Mahle’s Energy Management Control system uses GPS data to “read” a known route and coordinate electric and ICE power so most of the EREV’s battery charge has been depleted when it arrives at its destination.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mahle-range-extender-engine-takes-cues-gps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mahle-range-extender-engine-takes-cues-gps#comments Public Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Suppliers Batteries Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Hybrid Vehicles Navigation Systems Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1305961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GPS boosts range extender fuel economy 5%, Mahle says.</strong></p> Used Chevy Volt Batteries Power Up GM Proving Ground http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/used-chevy-volt-batteries-power-gm-proving-ground <div class="node-body article-body">GM has long touted the secondary-use possibilities for the Volt battery packs, suggesting they be repurposed for duties ranging from emergency residential power to industrial applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/used-chevy-volt-batteries-power-gm-proving-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/used-chevy-volt-batteries-power-gm-proving-ground#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Li-ion Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:55:00 +0000 1299481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Five used Chevy Volt batteries to power GM IT building.</strong></p> Move From Silicon Valley to Detroit Pays Off for Engineering Firm http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/move-silicon-valley-detroit-pays-engineering-firm <div class="node-body article-body">FEV Group President and CEO Stefan Pischinger says his vision for the future includes development of entire vehicle concepts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/move-silicon-valley-detroit-pays-engineering-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/move-silicon-valley-detroit-pays-engineering-firm#comments Public Gated Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:38:00 +0000 1298031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Advanced liquid-cooled battery for high-performance PHEVs among FEVs latest technologies.</strong></p> Panasonic Strenghthens Battery-Making Ties With Tesla http://wardsauto.com/panasonic-strenghthens-battery-making-ties-tesla <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese electronics giant will send hundreds of employees to Nevada this fall to ramp up production of lithium-ion batteries for electric-vehicle maker Tesla.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/panasonic-strenghthens-battery-making-ties-tesla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Component Electric Vehicles Employment Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1294561 at http://wardsauto.com China's BYD to Raise Funds for Expansion Plans http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett's firm, reportedly plans to raise RMB12 billion to raise battery-production capacity and develop new models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Batteries Capacity Utilization Component Electric Vehicles Finance Product Development Wed, 27 May 2015 04:25:00 +0000 1287661 at http://wardsauto.com Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Frustrated Ultracap Supplier Sees Light at End of Tunnel http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are investing heavily in lightweighting and new engine technology to improve fuel economy. But they could get a bigger bang for the buck simply by replacing batteries with supercapacitors in stop-start applications, Ioxus’ marketing chief says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Batteries Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 22 May 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1281481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Ioxus&nbsp;ultracaps&nbsp;certified to 185&ordm; F, so they can package under hood.</strong></p> After Price-Fixing Plea, Bosch Emphasizes Core Technologies http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch’s top automotive executive says tough lessons were learned in the recent price-fixing scandal, and the company now needs to press on with next-generation vehicle technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors TRW ZF Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Purchashing Bosch’s Automotive Technology Department of Justice internal combustion engine Mobility Solutions price fixing Rolf Bulander Thu, 21 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1284601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch Board Member Rolf Bulander&nbsp;speaks at press briefing this week in Germany.</strong></p> Tom Murphy