Flex-Fuel Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53427/more en OEMs Ponder Dual-Fuel, Cooled EGR Combustion Strategies http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Southwest Research scientist says many automakers are just getting started in their research of the dual-fuel RCCI system, and that it will take at least a decade before the technology is ready for production vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BorgWarner Delphi 2015 SAE World Congress California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Cary Henry compression ignition cooled EGR dual-fuel exhaust gas recirculation GDCI HCCI low temperature combustion PCCI port fuel injection RCCI Southwest Research Institute SwRI Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1264761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Southwest Research runs tests on spark-ignited natural-gas Cummins engine modified to operate with cooled EGR.</strong></p> Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto editors evaluated 36 all-new or improved powertrains before settling on the winners: two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 3-cyl. turbos, a battery-electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Sweden United Kingdom BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Automatic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Manual Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 4-cyl. engine 6.2L LT1 V-8 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta EcoBoost hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV range extender Volvo T5 Drive-E Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1175021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2015 <em>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines</em> winners will receive trophies at ceremony during Detroit auto show.</strong></p> Ward's 10 Best Engines Briefings With OEMs http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-briefings-oems <div class="node-body gallery-body">WardsAuto editors met recently with four automakers to discuss their entries in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition. The meetings with Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Hyundai are helpful as the editors gather information about new technologies and discuss driving impressions with automaker engineers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-briefings-oems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-briefings-oems#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Chrysler Ford General Motors Hyundai Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Product Development Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:31:00 +0000 1170201 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Ford engineers Pete Pandolfi and Scott Makowski talk with WardsAuto&#39;s Drew Winter.</p> Ward's 10 Best Engines Facing Diversity Training http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eight WardsAuto editors drive the vehicles in October and November during their routine daily commutes in metro Detroit, the same way most Americans experience their vehicles – going to the grocery store, visiting relatives on weekends, taking kids to school and occasionally wearing down the treads with a thick smoky burnout in a vacant parking lot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Alfa Romeo Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Lexus Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 2.3L EcoBoost 6.2L LT1 V-8 Acura RLX hybrid Audi S5 3.0L supercharged V-6 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford F-150 Ford Mustang Hyundai Sonata Eco Lexus NX hybrid Volkswagen eGolf Volkswagen GTI Volvo S60 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:07:00 +0000 1151131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><i><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">WardsAuto</span></i><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"> editors Steve Finlay, Drew Winter and James Amend discuss hydrogen-powered Hyundai Tucson FCV.</span></b></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Nominees http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-nominees <div class="node-body gallery-body">The pool of Ward’s 10 Best Engines nominees consists of the 2014 winners plus every new or significantly improved powertrain that is priced below $60,000 and is available in U.S. showrooms during the first quarter of 2015. Eight WardsAuto editors based in Southfield, MI, drive the vehicles in October and November. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-nominees#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Acura Alfa Romeo Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:06:00 +0000 1151151 at http://wardsauto.com VW Working on FCVs, Sustainable Fuels http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/vw-working-fcvs-sustainable-fuels <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen has developed a new engine that works well with B20 diesel. But the fuel in the U.S. is not as stable as the product elsewhere, so the new engine will be available in Canada but not the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/vw-working-fcvs-sustainable-fuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/vw-working-fcvs-sustainable-fuels#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi Volkswagen Volkswagen 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Diesel Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Globalization Product Development biodiesel biofuels CAFE California California zero-emissions fuel cells fueling infrastructure Oliver Schmidt sustainable fuels Toyota VW of America Wolfsburg zero-emissions vehicles Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:58:00 +0000 1077771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Oliver Schmidt, general manager of VW of America&rsquo;s Engineering and Environmental Office.</strong></p> LPG-Vehicle Plan Gets Closer Look as Way to Save Australian Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lpg-vehicle-plan-gets-closer-look-way-save-australian-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">An LPG-vehicle manufacturing “center of excellence” would be developed under the proposal, focusing on R&D and the harmonization of LPG-vehicle manufacturing standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lpg-vehicle-plan-gets-closer-look-way-save-australian-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lpg-vehicle-plan-gets-closer-look-way-save-australian-auto-industry#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Politics Flex-Fuel Vehicles Vehicle Assembly Wed, 28 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 1028261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Plan would make Victoria center of LPG-vehicle conversion.</strong></p> Italy Offers Green-Car Incentive, But Spiffs Won’t Last Long http://wardsauto.com/politics/italy-offers-green-car-incentive-spiffs-won-t-last-long <div class="node-body article-body">Half the budget is reserved for fleet customers and business use. Another 35% is to support individual sales of cars with carbon-dioxide emissions of 95 g/km or less. The final 15% is pegged for vehicles with CO2 ratings of 50 g/km or less.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/italy-offers-green-car-incentive-spiffs-won-t-last-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/italy-offers-green-car-incentive-spiffs-won-t-last-long#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Italy Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Incentives Tue, 06 May 2014 09:12:00 +0000 1012041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW could take advantage of incentive if it can deliver i3s quickly enough.</strong></p> Dual-Fuel CV Test Under Way in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/dual-fuel-cv-test-under-way-uk <div class="node-body article-body">Each test will be conducted on an identical route with the same driver, with the vehicles running once on diesel and then on diesel/CNG the following day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/dual-fuel-cv-test-under-way-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/dual-fuel-cv-test-under-way-uk#comments Premium Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Flex-Fuel Vehicles Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1007781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trials to detail emissions during urban stop/start driving, steady-speed motorway driving and idling.</strong></p> Growth in Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Bypasses Japan http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/growth-natural-gas-powered-vehicles-bypasses-japan <div class="node-body article-body">Prospects for NGVs in Japan are poor because of domestic automakers’ strength in hybrid and electric vehicles, coupled with government incentives for buying EVs, PHEVs and clean diesels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/growth-natural-gas-powered-vehicles-bypasses-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/growth-natural-gas-powered-vehicles-bypasses-japan#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Thailand Honda Mazda Toyota Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Emissions Ethanol Flex-Fuel Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Euro 4 Greensburg Japan Gas Navigant Research New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization Tom Stricker Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:02:00 +0000 1000301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S.-built Civic GX outsold all NGV brands in Japan in 2013.</strong></p>