Electric Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53403/more en Inner Beauty for the Masses http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Editors selected the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors after spending February and March evaluating 42 new interiors and scoring them on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. Trophies will be awarded May 13.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicles in Operation BMW i3 C400 Chrysler 300C Ford F-150 King Ranch GMC Canyon Honda Fit Jeep Renegade Kia Sedona Mazda6 Mercedes C-Class Nissan Murano Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1260201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Murano interior punctuated by smooth, flowing lines extending from IP to center console.</strong></p> Toyota Engineer Calls EV Growth Unsustainable http://wardsauto.com/toyota-engineer-calls-ev-growth-unsustainable <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Yoshikazu Tanaka, chief engineer of Toyora's Miraj fuel-cell electric vehicle, says battery-powered EVs will not be a practical long-ranger alternative to conventional cars even with advances in quick-charging technology.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-engineer-calls-ev-growth-unsustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Electric Vehicles Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:55:00 +0000 1260571 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">An extensive package profiling the winners will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning April 27 and will be featured in the May issue of WardsAuto World digital magazine.</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/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:52:00 +0000 1260281 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 Faces Competition on All Fronts http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts <div class="node-body blog-body">Tesla will have trouble making profits when its only competitors are pet projects of major automakers that only care about image and volume and expect to lose money on them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Road Ahead Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1254611 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> Indonesia to Tap Electric Power for National Car http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to the government-sponsored EV, Malaysian national car company Proton and privately owned Adiperkasa Citra Lestari will study the possibility of a joint venture to produce an Indonesian car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Indonesia Malaysia Proton Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Electric Vehicles Product Development Trade Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1256261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesian national car won&rsquo;t take on ICE-powered top-selling Toyota Avanza.</strong></p> Manufacturing Not Apple’s Core Business http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business <div class="node-body blog-body">Buzz about Apple’s intentions got industry observers excited at the recent Geneva Auto Show, but global automakers remain unperturbed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autonomous Vehicles Design Electric Vehicles Future Products Product Development Road Ahead Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1248461 at http://wardsauto.com 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> EV Challenge: Smaller, More Powerful, Less Expensive Batteries http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries <div class="node-body article-body">Auto supplier Schaeffler says it has three good reasons to sponsor Formula E racing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Schaeffler Electric Vehicles Electronics Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1247151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hemphill in pit area of Miami&rsquo;s FIA Formula E race.</strong></p>