Electric Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53403/more en Powertrain Tech Boom Coming But Consumers Unprepared, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say <div class="node-body article-body">The knowledge gap already could be affecting sales of advanced-technology vehicles, which last year accounted for 3.5% of the nearly 17 million cars and trucks sold in the U.S., according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BorgWarner Chevrolet Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Turbocharger Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1319061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Complex technology, low fuel prices conspire against alternative-propulsion vehicles.</strong></p> Oz Report Touts Alternatively Fueled Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">The report by Energeia says Australia lacks a comprehensive alternatively fueled-vehicle policy framework federally and will miss out on many benefits if action is not taken now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Unspecified Companies Politics Alternative Fuels Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1321531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leaf EV a rarity on Australian roads.</strong></p> China Auto Exec Says Green-Car Push in Works http://wardsauto.com/china-auto-exec-says-green-car-push-works <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Beijing Automotive Group Chairman Xu Heyi says the government will give credits to automakers manufacturing and selling electric and hybrid vehicles, and to consumers who buy them.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-auto-exec-says-green-car-push-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1318531 at http://wardsauto.com With TRW, ZF Shows Off ‘Wide Portfolio’ http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and designers from ZF and the former TRW have been sharing notes, exchanging ideas and identifying best practices, and some of the resulting technologies will be ready for market in the near future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Electric Vehicles Product Development Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1315911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF&rsquo;s Smart Urban Vehicle concept can articulate front wheels 75 degrees.</strong></p> Tom Murphy ZF, TRW Product Demos in Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">How many automotive suppliers can design, manufacture and deliver a complete axle, 9-speed transmission, steering rack, suspension, brake calipers, electronic controllers, seatbelts and every airbag necessary to protect vehicle occupants? Only one: Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen, after its acquisition of TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Automatic Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Collision Avoidance Electric Vehicles Product Development Safety Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1315921 at http://wardsauto.com 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 Japanese Automakers’ Output Hits 6-Year High in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-automakers-output-hits-6-year-high-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">An industry group says automakers exported 1,662,160 units to North America, down 11.9%, while exports to Europe and Asia rose 4.9% and 3.7%, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-automakers-output-hits-6-year-high-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-automakers-output-hits-6-year-high-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Unspecified Companies Alternative Fuels Electric Vehicles Finance Hybrid Vehicles Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Production Sales Results Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1314361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>One-sixth of auto production in Japan bound for North America.</strong></p> 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> Will CARB’s Eased ZEV Rules Grow Cleaner-Car Demand? http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Regulators are granting Volvo, Mitsubishi, Mazda, JLR and Subaru an added hybrid option and a later compliance date of Jan. 1, 2018, by which time each company will be expected to have an approved pure ZEV or hybrid transitional ZEV on the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Tesla Volvo Car Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1302421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi launching Outlander PHEV in U.S. next year.</strong></p>