Batteries http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53390/more en Honda Pioneers Ablation Casting With NSX http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Ablation casting was a key concept in order to produce this spaceframe,” Chief Engineer Ted Klaus says of the new NSX. “Without being able to apply castings at all the suspension points, we couldn’t produce a body this rigid.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aluminum Chassis Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger ablation ablation casting Acura NSX Alotech Alotech Limited BMW i8 Ferrari LaFerrari Marysville McLaren P1 Ohio Performance Manufacturing Center Porsche 918 Spyder Shawn Tarr spaceframe Ted Klaus Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 1266231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda chief engineers Ted Klaus and Yashuhide Sakamoto with Acura NSX.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Acura NSX at SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Honda uses this week’s SAE World Congress in Detroit to trickle out some tantalizing nuggets of information about the car’s body rigidity, aerodynamics and drivetrain in an extensive Powerpoint presentation. </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/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aerodynamics Aluminum Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1266241 at http://wardsauto.com 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 Tesla’s Competition Gears Up http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears <div class="node-body gallery-body">Tesla sales were up 55% to 10,300 units in the first quarter. But it is a tiny automaker that sold 32,000 vehicles globally last year and only 13,785 units in the U.S., according to WardsAuto estimates. With their reputations at stake, the world’s biggest automakers are rolling out their best efforts in electrified vehicles over the next several years and are more interested in earning carbon credits than profits.</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/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears#comments Public Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla Electric Vehicles Emissions Exterior Fuel-Cell Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:59:00 +0000 1254931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Eyeing Tesla&#39;s success,&nbsp;BMW i8 aims to be sexy and green. &nbsp;</strong></p> ’16 Volvo XC90 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90 <div class="node-body gallery-body">There are many aspects of the ’16 XC90 to admire but none like the interior, which pays homage to Swedish culture with clean Scandinavian design bolstered by the notion of understated confidence and active lifestyles rooted in a love of the outdoors.</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/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Aluminum Exterior Headlamps Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Seats Taillamps Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250531 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Fighting for Premium CUV Customers http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long overdue, the new XC90 arrives with a brilliant interior, two efficient powertrains, an intuitive human-machine interface and just enough exterior styling tweaks to draw the attention of luxury-minded shoppers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Gasoline Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Materials Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Supercharger Turbocharger Test Drives BMW X5 City Safety Lexus RX Mercedes M-Class metallic trim Orrefors crystal PHEV Scalable Platform Architecture Scandinavian design T6 T8 Thor's hammer Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines wood Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers start getting retailer demos of all-new Volvo XC90 T6 in May.</strong></p> Automakers' MPG Competition Carries Over to EV Range http://wardsauto.com/automakers-mpg-competition-carries-over-ev-range <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Major automakers including General Motors, Ford, Nissan and Volkswagen, want to beat EV frontrunner Tesla to the market with affordable vehicles capable of traveling up to 200 miles (322 km) between charges.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automakers-mpg-competition-carries-over-ev-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology World Batteries Electric Vehicles Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:10:00 +0000 1247941 at http://wardsauto.com Apple Wants Battery Maker's Lawsuit Quashed http://wardsauto.com/apple-wants-battery-makers-lawsuit-quashed <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Apple and five former A123 Systems engineers were sued in February by the battery maker, which accuses the technology titan of hiring engineers who could contribute to development of an electric car.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/apple-wants-battery-makers-lawsuit-quashed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Batteries Electric Vehicles Labor & Human Resources Supply Chain Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:58:00 +0000 1240321 at http://wardsauto.com Samsung SDI Buying Magna's Car-Battery-Pack Branch http://wardsauto.com/samsung-sdi-buying-magnas-car-battery-pack-branch <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The electronics affiliate of South Korea's Samsung Electronics already manufactures rechargeable batteries for German automaker BMW's i3 electric vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/samsung-sdi-buying-magnas-car-battery-pack-branch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Canada South Korea Batteries Finance Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:14:00 +0000 1230731 at http://wardsauto.com Mitsubishi Concept Beefs Up, Electrifies Montero http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-concept-beefs-electrifies-montero <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concept rendition is a gasoline/electric plug-in hybrid that teams a supercharged 3.0L, 335-hp gasoline V-6 and 8-speed automatic with a 94-hp electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-concept-beefs-electrifies-montero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-concept-beefs-electrifies-montero#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mitsubishi Sales & Marketing 2015 Chicago Auto Show Blindspot Detection Cameras Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Li-ion Pedestrian Protection Supercharger Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:30:00 +0000 1222281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi concept has power to spare &ndash; for home use.</strong></p>