Electric Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53403/more en UPDATE 2-Ford to offer access to electrified-vehicle patents for a fee http://wardsauto.com/update-2-ford-offer-access-electrified-vehicle-patents-fee <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details on EV plans from Tesla, Ford, GM, Nissan, VW)</p> <p>May 28 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said it would give other automakers access to its electrified vehicle technologies for a fee to accelerate research and development of such vehicles.</p> <p>Ford's offer comes nearly a year after a move by Tesla Motors Inc, the California electric car maker, to share its patents with other companies, though at no charge.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-ford-offer-access-electrified-vehicle-patents-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Thu, 28 May 2015 12:48:00 +0000 1288781 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="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </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> 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 Thailand, Malaysia Charge Ahead With EV Plans http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-malaysia-charge-ahead-ev-plans <div class="node-body article-body">A Malaysian government official says the JV between Chinese automaker BAIC and local manufacturer Amber Dual aims to penetrate the Southeast Asian market with its population of 550 million people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-malaysia-charge-ahead-ev-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-malaysia-charge-ahead-ev-plans#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Malaysia Thailand Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Product Development Production Tue, 19 May 2015 15:24:00 +0000 1283691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>China&rsquo;s BAIC looks to penetrate Asian EV market via Malaysian JV.</strong></p> Tesla Will Modify EVs Sold in China to Meet Charging Standard http://wardsauto.com/tesla-will-modify-evs-sold-china-meet-charging-standard <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says it is actively involved in the process of setting national EV charging standards in China, where analysts say Tesla sales have lagged in part because of limited charging infrastructure.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/tesla-will-modify-evs-sold-china-meet-charging-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Sales & Marketing Charging Tue, 12 May 2015 03:01:00 +0000 1278211 at http://wardsauto.com New Tax Break Could Power EV Sales Surge in Norway http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EV buyers no longer will have to pay a 25% sales tax on vehicles already exempt from the import duties applied to fuel-based cars. They also are allowed to use bus lanes and can be parked at reduced rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Norway Nissan Tesla Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Sales Results Tariffs Mon, 11 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla EV outsold General Motors, Honda, Hyundai brands in Norway in 2014.</strong></p> GM Says It Will Miss 2017 EV Deployment Target http://wardsauto.com/gm-says-it-will-miss-2017-ev-deployment-target <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says lower gasoline prices and a jump in the number of model offerings throughout the industry are among the factors curtailing demand for electrified vehicles.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-says-it-will-miss-2017-ev-deployment-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Fri, 08 May 2015 13:06:00 +0000 1276791 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise summation of all 42 interiors evaluated as part of the 2015 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Infiniti Kia Land Rover Lexus Mazda Mercedes Mitsubishi Volkswagen Aluminum Cameras Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seatbelts Seats Acura TLX Alfa Romeo 4C BMW i3 BMW i8 Cadillac Escalade Chrysler 300C Ford Mustang Honda CR-V Infiniti QX80 Jeep Renegade Kia Sorento Land Rover Discovery Sport Lexus RC 350 Mercedes CLS400 SRT Hellcat Subaru Outback Thu, 07 May 2015 10:10:00 +0000 1274731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spectacular wood trim extends to second-row armrest of Infiniti QX80.</strong></p> Poor Hybrid Sales Threaten 2025 CAFE Targets http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets <div class="node-body article-body">“We believe that we do have technologies that can technically meet the targets but we must be able to commercially produce these vehicles and sell them to customers who want to keep returning to them,” says FCA’s Chris Cowland. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chrysler General Motors Honda Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Transmissions Tue, 05 May 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1271211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>While HEVs selling poorly even with big incentives, FCA completely sold out of gas-guzzling 707-hp Hellcat Challenger and Charger&nbsp;models with zero spiffs.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>