Fuel-Cell Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53428/more en Automakers, Suppliers Show Off Powertrain Prowess http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota’s 1.2L 4-cyl. mill, the second in the automaker’s new downsized engine lineup, was introduced in Japan as an option for the Aurus in April and is being launched this month on an unspecified model in Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Hyundai Toyota Sales & Marketing 2015 SAE World Congress Aluminum Diesel Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Magnesium Steel Transmissions Fri, 22 May 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1283881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda says 60% of Acura TLX frame uses lightweight materials.</strong></p> Toyota Announces Mirai Dealers http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-announces-mirai-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Eight California Toyota dealers will begin taking orders for the hydrogen-fuel-cell sedan this summer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-announces-mirai-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-announces-mirai-dealers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota Retail Sales & Marketing Fuel-Cell Vehicles Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1274511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mirai on sale in California late this year.</strong></p> Poor Hybrid Sales Threaten 2025 CAFE Targets http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets <div class="node-body article-body">“We believe that we do have technologies that can technically meet the targets but we must be able to commercially produce these vehicles and sell them to customers who want to keep returning to them,” says FCA’s Chris Cowland. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chrysler General Motors Honda Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Transmissions Tue, 05 May 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1271211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>While HEVs selling poorly even with big incentives, FCA completely sold out of gas-guzzling 707-hp Hellcat Challenger and Charger&nbsp;models with zero spiffs.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2015 SAE World Congress -- View From the Floor http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Detroit's Cobo Center hosted the 2015 SAE World Congress last week. Some 11,000 engineers from 40 countries came to town for 1,500 technical presentations, more than a dozen topical panels and several keynote speeches.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor#comments Public Auto Makers 2015 Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Chrysler Honda Hyundai Nissan 2015 SAE World Congress Carbon Fiber Chassis Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Steel Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:37:00 +0000 1269221 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Looking for 50% Sales Boost From New Tucson http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai executive Mike O’Brien predicts the new-generation Tucson CUV will help the automaker raise its overall share of the U.S. market to 5% this year, up from 4.4% in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Mazda Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:31:00 +0000 1260251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai hitches new-gen Tucson to CUV bandwagon.</strong></p> Japan May Miss Target for FCEV Hydrogen Stations http://wardsauto.com/japan-may-miss-target-fcev-hydrogen-stations <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government hopes to have about 100 hydrogen fueling stations operating by March 2016, but only 76 have been approved since the deadline to apply for subsidies expired last month.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japan-may-miss-target-fcev-hydrogen-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Fuel-Cell Vehicles Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:20:00 +0000 1258811 at http://wardsauto.com Shell Eco-Marathon Detroit http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit <div class="node-body gallery-body">Young, open minds undeterred by the fog of realism converged on Detroit’s Cobo Center over the weekend for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, the ultimate fuel-economy challenge. About 1,000 students representing 110 high schools and colleges from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Guatamala brought their hand-built concepts.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America North America - Regional Canada Brazil Mexico U.S. Batteries Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Ethanol Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Product Development Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:04:00 +0000 1257721 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Growing Hydrogen Refueling-Station Network http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-growing-hydrogen-refueling-station-network <div class="node-body article-body">The spending involves an initial network of 12 hydrogen fueling stations and a new mobile station that will be used across southern England, as well as upgrades to existing hydrogen demonstrator stations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-growing-hydrogen-refueling-station-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-growing-hydrogen-refueling-station-network#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Emissions Fuel-Cell Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1251901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New fueling stations extend Hyundai ix35 FCV&rsquo;s range in London.</strong></p> Tesla’s Competition Gears Up http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears <div class="node-body gallery-body">Tesla sales were up 55% to 10,300 units in the first quarter. But it is a tiny automaker that sold 32,000 vehicles globally last year and only 13,785 units in the U.S., according to WardsAuto estimates. With their reputations at stake, the world’s biggest automakers are rolling out their best efforts in electrified vehicles over the next several years and are more interested in earning carbon credits than profits.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears#comments Public Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla Electric Vehicles Emissions Exterior Fuel-Cell Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:59:00 +0000 1254931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Eyeing Tesla&#39;s success,&nbsp;BMW i8 aims to be sexy and green. &nbsp;</strong></p> University Researchers Say Low-Cost Hydrogen Production Possible http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/university-researchers-say-low-cost-hydrogen-production-possible <div class="node-body article-body">Unlike other hydrogen-fuel production methods that rely on highly processed sugars, the Virginia Tech team is using dirty biomass – the husks and stalks of corn plants – to create the fuel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/university-researchers-say-low-cost-hydrogen-production-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/university-researchers-say-low-cost-hydrogen-production-possible#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fuel-Cell Vehicles Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +0000 1254831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Virginia Tech professor Percival Zhang (<em>right</em>) with doctoral graduate Joe Rollin.</strong></p> Virginia Tech