By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en Australia Senate Vows to Block Auto Industry Aid Cuts http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts <div class="node-body article-body">Supporters of the existing federal-aid program say slashing assistance will scuttle any chance for the industry to diversify after GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local manufacturing by the end of 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Politics Finance Production Restructuring Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:00 +0000 1167431 at http://wardsauto.com BMW i3 Test Drive for Ward's 10 Best Engines of 2015 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/bmw-i3-test-drive-wards-10-best-engines-2015 <div class="node-body video-body">The BMW i3 extended-range electric vehicle, driven by editor Tom Murphy, is one of 37 contenders for the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/bmw-i3-test-drive-wards-10-best-engines-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/bmw-i3-test-drive-wards-10-best-engines-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Engines Test Drives Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:49:00 +0000 1166951 at http://wardsauto.com Under pressure, U.S. EPA seeks tighter ozone standards http://wardsauto.com/under-pressure-us-epa-seeks-tighter-ozone-standards <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>By Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Under deadline to release its proposal by Monday, the agency said it will seek a National Ambient Air Quality Standard between 65 and 70 parts per billion concentration of ozone, and take comment on standards within a 60-75 ppb range, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/under-pressure-us-epa-seeks-tighter-ozone-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Politics Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Vehicles & Technology Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:36:31 +0000 1167371 at http://wardsauto.com EVs in Contention for 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/evs-contention-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines: Under the Hood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seven electrified powertrains are in the running for the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition. In this Under the Hood installment, we look at the Fiat 500e, Kia Soul, VW e-Golf and BMW i3 EVs, as well as the extended-range i3.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/evs-contention-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/evs-contention-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Germany Italy BMW Fiat Kia Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development battery-electric vehicle BMW i3 extended-range electric vehicles Fiat 500e Fuel Economy Kia Soul EV range extender Volkswagen e-Golf Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1165771 at http://wardsauto.com Tom Murphy EV Nominees for Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ev-nominees-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="node-body gallery-body">WardsAuto editors are evaluating the Fiat 500e, Kia Soul EV and Volkswagen e-Golf, as well as all-electric and extended-range versions of the BMW i3 for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ev-nominees-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ev-nominees-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Germany Italy BMW Fiat Kia Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1165961 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Kia Soul EV charging door slides sideways for port access.</p> World Vehicle Sales Inch Up in October http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-october <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil saw deliveries pass 300,000 units in the month for the largest volume seen since January, but was still down 7.1% from year-ago levels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-october#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:41:00 +0000 1166421 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes’ Metris Van Sits Out Game of Tariff Chicken http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken <div class="node-body article-body">By labeling the Metris vans passenger MPVs, Daimler hopes to avoid a 25% duty on commercial vehicles imposed by the U.S. 50 years ago in retaliation for a German tariff on poultry imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe North America North America - Regional U.S. Spain Turkey Ford Mercedes Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:00 +0000 1166371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes hikes van output at Spain plant ahead of North America launch.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> French Automakers Lower 2014 Car-Registrations Forecast http://wardsauto.com/french-automakers-lower-2014-car-registrations-forecast <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The CCFA, France's primary auto-industry association, is expected to trim its full-year car-sales growth projection from 2%.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/french-automakers-lower-2014-car-registrations-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Sales Results Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:02:00 +0000 1167341 at http://wardsauto.com Indian Road-Safety Proposals Get Automaker Pushback http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object most strongly to a rule that would require the recall of a vehicle if 100 customers complain of any defect that could harm a driver, passenger or pedestrian.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India General Motors Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Toyota Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Vehicles & Technology Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:38:00 +0000 1166861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bills aim to reduce India&rsquo;s annual traffic-death toll of 150,000.</strong></p> Japanese Regulator Informed of "Unusual Deployment" of Takata Airbag http://wardsauto.com/japanese-regulator-informed-unusual-deployment-takata-airbag <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Authorities say the inflator in the airbag that exploded as it was being removed from a scrapped car was produced in 2003 and not subject to the current recalls in Japan, but the incident could lead to an expanded recall. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-regulator-informed-unusual-deployment-takata-airbag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Safety Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:27:00 +0000 1167281 at http://wardsauto.com