Electric Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53403/more en GM Mass Reductions Drive Savings, Opportunities http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-mass-reductions-drive-savings-opportunities <div class="node-body article-body">Lighter vehicles are more fuel efficient, and the mass savings pave the way for adding technologies such as battery propulsion and autonomous-driving hardware in the future, GM’s Mark Reuss says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-mass-reductions-drive-savings-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-mass-reductions-drive-savings-opportunities#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet Aluminum Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Platinum Product Development Steel Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:27:00 +0000 1362641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Reuss talks mass-reduction savings.</strong></p> Spanish Government Aims to Jump-Start EV Demand http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand <div class="node-body article-body">The €17 million plan will include subsidies for the installation of electric-vehicle charge points in an effort to promote sales of EVs which now represent only 0.1% of nationwide demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Spain United Kingdom Nissan Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:16:00 +0000 1359231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spanish Industry Minister Cristeto announces EV subsidy program with Nissan Iberia CEO Toro (center) and Madrid Region Environment Minister Gonzalez (right).</strong></p> Can Fisker Create Better Karma Second Time Around? http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around <div class="node-body article-body">Perhaps the main difference “between Fisker then and now is that we’re not under this enormous pressure for money that they were in the fundraising,” marketing chief Jim Taylor says. ‟So, we can take the time to do it properly.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fisker Sales & Marketing Batteries Electric Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Restructuring Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:03:00 +0000 1351331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Off to fast start, original Fisker crashed.</strong></p> PSA, Toyota Lead Way as European Cars Get Cleaner http://wardsauto.com/politics/psa-toyota-lead-way-european-cars-get-cleaner <div class="node-body article-body">A report by Transport & Environment says the European auto industry as a whole reduced CO2 emissions 2.6% to 123.4 g/km last year from 126.8 g/km in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/psa-toyota-lead-way-european-cars-get-cleaner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/psa-toyota-lead-way-european-cars-get-cleaner#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Mitsubishi Nissan Peugeot Renault Toyota Electric Vehicles Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:57:00 +0000 1353441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-electric iOn helps Peugeot claim Europe&rsquo;s lowest CO2 emissions.</strong></p> Japanese, Korean First-Half Hybrid Sales in Reverse http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-korean-first-half-hybrid-sales-reverse <div class="node-body article-body">Still ranking as the world’s leaders, Japanese and Korean brands registered a 10% year-on-year decline in hybrid sales between January and June to an estimated 805,000 units. Hybrid production in Japan alone declined 29% to 550,181 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-korean-first-half-hybrid-sales-reverse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japanese-korean-first-half-hybrid-sales-reverse#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Japan South Korea Hyundai Infiniti Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1350561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prius c top-selling model in market leader Toyota&#39;s hybrid lineup.</strong></p> PSA, China's Dongfeng to Develop EV http://wardsauto.com/psa-chinas-dongfeng-develop-ev <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker, which already is cooperating with Mitsubishi on current-generation electric vehicles, says it anticipates putting an EV co-developed with Dongfeng on the market around 2020. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psa-chinas-dongfeng-develop-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China France Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:30:00 +0000 1349391 at http://wardsauto.com Conti’s Degenhart Says China Weak But Not for Long http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-s-degenhart-says-china-weak-not-long <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The chief executive says Continental will base its China business on expectations of 24 million-25 million units of light-vehicle production this year. Over time, he says, it will grow to 30 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-s-degenhart-says-china-weak-not-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-s-degenhart-says-china-weak-not-long#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Continental 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Electric Vehicles Finance Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:08:00 +0000 1348341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart says demand brisk for connected-vehicle, automated-driving technologies.</strong></p> Porsche, Audi EVs Target Tesla http://wardsauto.com/porsche-audi-evs-target-tesla <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The top-shelf Volkswagen subsidiaries each unveiled a prototype EV at the Frankfurt auto show.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/porsche-audi-evs-target-tesla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:38:00 +0000 1347121 at http://wardsauto.com Some Leafs See 23-Mile Range Increase http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/some-leafs-see-23-mile-range-increase <div class="node-body article-body">The change is effective with ’16-model SV and SL grades, and is due to a new 30-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/some-leafs-see-23-mile-range-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/some-leafs-see-23-mile-range-increase#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan Electric Vehicles Li-ion Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:41:00 +0000 1345761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Nissan Leaf</strong></p> U.K. Extends Subsidies for EV, PHEV Purchases http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-extends-subsidies-ev-phev-purchases <div class="node-body article-body">The subsidy reduces the cost of EVs and PHEVs with carbon-dioxide emissions of 75g/km or less by 35%, up to a maximum £5,000 ($7,695). Sales after six months of 2015 surpassed the full-year 2014 total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-extends-subsidies-ev-phev-purchases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-extends-subsidies-ev-phev-purchases#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Mitsubishi Electric Vehicles Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Incentives Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:39:00 +0000 1339921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Outlander U.K.&rsquo;s most popular EV.</strong></p>