Electric Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53403/more en 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> Jatco Grows Global Presence as CVT Standard Bearer http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco and rival Aisin AW both look to grow their customer bases, Jatco will concentrate its major facilities investments in China and the U.S. over the next five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional China India U.S. Japan Aisin Maruti Mitsubishi Nissan Suppliers Suzuki Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Globalization Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Transmission Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1297331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Manufacturer&rsquo;s exhibit at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015 featured model CVT.</strong></p> France's PSA, Bollore to Jointly Make, Sell EVs http://wardsauto.com/frances-psa-bollore-jointly-make-sell-evs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker will manufacture up to 3,500 units of Bollore's Bluesummer 4-door convertible a year for sale in its showrooms.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/frances-psa-bollore-jointly-make-sell-evs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Product Development Production Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:51:00 +0000 1299771 at http://wardsauto.com Used Chevy Volt Batteries Power Up GM Proving Ground http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/used-chevy-volt-batteries-power-gm-proving-ground <div class="node-body article-body">GM has long touted the secondary-use possibilities for the Volt battery packs, suggesting they be repurposed for duties ranging from emergency residential power to industrial applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/used-chevy-volt-batteries-power-gm-proving-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/used-chevy-volt-batteries-power-gm-proving-ground#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Li-ion Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:55:00 +0000 1299481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Five used Chevy Volt batteries to power GM IT building.</strong></p> Good News, Bad News Underlies Obama’s Failed EV Goal http://wardsauto.com/blog/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal <div class="node-body blog-body">The Obama Admin. overestimated the potential of electric cars, but it also vastly underestimated how much conventional internal-combustion engines could improve.</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/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Ford Tesla Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger Road Ahead Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1294271 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla's Original CFO Deepak Ahuja to Retire http://wardsauto.com/teslas-original-cfo-deepak-ahuja-retire <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">CEO Elon Musk tells shareholder Ahuja, a former Ford executive who joined Tesla seven years ago, will remain with the EV manufacturer to help recruit a successor.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/teslas-original-cfo-deepak-ahuja-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Electric Vehicles Labor & Human Resources Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:43:00 +0000 1295931 at http://wardsauto.com Panasonic Strenghthens Battery-Making Ties With Tesla http://wardsauto.com/panasonic-strenghthens-battery-making-ties-tesla <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese electronics giant will send hundreds of employees to Nevada this fall to ramp up production of lithium-ion batteries for electric-vehicle maker Tesla.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/panasonic-strenghthens-battery-making-ties-tesla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Component Electric Vehicles Employment Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1294561 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Pursue Electrifying Solutions in China http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-pursue-electrifying-solutions-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Regardless of consumer demand, and despite the possibility of incentives ending by 2020, automakers in China will have to keep churning out PHEVs and EVs to meet future fuel-efficiency standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-pursue-electrifying-solutions-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-pursue-electrifying-solutions-china#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China FAW Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1290401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FAW displays Red Flag plug-in hybrid at Shanghai show.</strong></p> Bosch Electronics Plant, Reutlingen http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch's complex near Stuttgart has manufactured 5 billion highly intelligent MEMS sensors since 1995, and every single chip on every wafer undergoes rigorous and redundant quality checks. The defect rate is fewer than five for every 1 million produced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen#comments Premium Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Germany Bosch Component Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Engines Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Product Development Transmissions Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1288171 at http://wardsauto.com