Electric Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53403/more en U.K. Ups Spending on EV Charging Infrastructure, R&D http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly half of the new funding is earmarked for continuing an electric-vehicle home-charging installation program that gives drivers a 75% grant of up to £700.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Emissions Future Products Product Development Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1233351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leafs would spread as charging network grows.</strong></p> BMW Eager to Develop Thai Electric-Vehicle Market http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market <div class="node-body article-body">The German automaker imports two electric vehicles into Thailand, the ’14 BMW i8 and the ’15 BMW i3. It says tax incentives and infrastructure development would make it possible for all local automakers to build EVs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Thailand BMW Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Charging Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Tariffs Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:29:00 +0000 1231241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW already involved in Germany-to-Thailand technology transfer.</strong></p> GM Exec Confirms Bolt to Be Built at Michigan Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-exec-confirms-bolt-be-built-michigan-plant <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM North America President Alan Batey says the automaker will invest $200 million to bring out the Bolt, $160 million in tooling and equipment and $40 million for new dies at its Pontiac Metal Center facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-exec-confirms-bolt-be-built-michigan-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-exec-confirms-bolt-be-built-michigan-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Sales & Marketing 2015 Chicago Auto Show Electric Vehicles Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:50:00 +0000 1223851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bolt concept unveiled at North American International Auto Show.</strong></p> Ford, FCA Join 2015 U.K. Fleet Show Lineup http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-fca-join-2015-uk-fleet-show-lineup <div class="node-body article-body">“We have sought to strike a balance between interactive fleet education, test driving and a contemporary fleet exhibition which features some of the latest developments, products and services in the fleet arena,” organizer Jerry Ramsdale says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-fca-join-2015-uk-fleet-show-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-fca-join-2015-uk-fleet-show-lineup#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Chrysler Fiat Ford Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Advertising Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1219131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Show visitors can take spin on Silverstone Grand Prix track.</strong></p> Bollore to Develop France-Wide EV Charging Network http://wardsauto.com/bollore-develop-france-wide-ev-charging-network <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French conglomerate plans to install 16,000 new semi-fast chargers across the country over the next four years. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bollore-develop-france-wide-ev-charging-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Charging Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:38:00 +0000 1219951 at http://wardsauto.com Suppliers Say GM to Build Chevy Bolt in Michigan http://wardsauto.com/suppliers-say-gm-build-chevy-bolt-michigan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The sources say the automaker plans to begin building the all-new EV in October 2016 at its Orion Township plant in suburban Detroit that currently is operating below capacity.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers-say-gm-build-chevy-bolt-michigan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Vehicle Assembly Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:57:00 +0000 1219491 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s Fields Says Ready to Discuss CAFE Rules http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Ford CEO Mark Fields says consumers are not embracing fuel-efficient technologies at the expected rate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:43:00 +0000 1213081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumer shift toward CUVs likely not result of falling gasoline prices, Fields says.&nbsp;</strong></p> Nissan Planning for Post-EV-Incentives World http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-planning-post-ev-incentives-world <div class="node-body article-body">Renegotiating the quota for federal EV credits and making the Leaf more attractive are areas Nissan is exploring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-planning-post-ev-incentives-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-planning-post-ev-incentives-world#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan Electric Vehicles credits Electric Vehicles EVs federal incentives Leaf Nissan Pierre Loing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1197931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Leaf EV.</strong></p> U.K. Charging Network Sees 1 Millionth Juice Refill http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill <div class="node-body article-body">The rapid growth in EV charging is supported by figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which show the number of plug-in cars registered in the U.K. quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Registrations Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Vehicles in Operation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1204861 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Business surging for charger manufacturer.</p> VW, BMW Join Forces for Bi-Coastal Fast-Charging Network http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The plan calls for the charging stations to be in place along I-95 between Boston and Washington on the East Coast and along a route from Portland, OR, to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego on the West Coast by the end of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Volkswagen Charging Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:00:00 +0000 1206711 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>VW, BMW and ChargePoint plan at least 100 new DC Fast charging points.</b><o:p></o:p></p>