Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Hyundai Recalls in U.S. Reach 1.3 Million in Same Week http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-us-reach-13-million-same-week <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Recalls include the Sonata, Santa Fe and Veracruz models.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-us-reach-13-million-same-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers North America U.S. Safety Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:07:00 +0000 1074331 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Motorists Take Dark View of EU Black-Box Plan http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-motorists-take-dark-view-eu-black-box-plan <div class="node-body article-body">Survey conductor Motorpoint says the telematics technology would keep track of how fast their customers drive, how hard they brake and how many journeys a year they take.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-motorists-take-dark-view-eu-black-box-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-motorists-take-dark-view-eu-black-box-plan#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional United Kingdom Auto Makers Politics Electronics Safety Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1064281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Poll shows motorists leery of extent of data tracking.</strong></p> Insurers Call for U.K. to Slow Down on Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">“We must recognize that fully driverless cars require a great deal more comprehensive testing and development before they can be made commercially available in the U.K. – or anywhere in the world,” says a top insurance industry official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles#comments Premium Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Politics Autonomous Vehicles Safety Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:36:00 +0000 1072221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi&rsquo;s autonomous TT climbed Pikes Peak without driver.</strong></p> Violence, Economic Crisis Hit Ukraine Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">ZAZ, the country’s only full-cycle automaker, manufactured only 10,622 cars in first-half 2014, compared with 252,476 in 2008, and may halt production in September because of parts shortages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Europe Egypt Russia Ukraine Chery Chevrolet Daewoo Hyundai Lada Skoda Logistics Production Sales Results Stamping Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1070281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Re-badged Chevrolet Aveo sold as ZAZ Vida.</strong></p> Thai Industry Takes Hit, But Bounce-Back Seen for Second Half http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half <div class="node-body article-body">First-half passenger-vehicle sales slid 47.8%, with the important 1-ton pickup market off 35.0%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Auto Makers Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 1070591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>One-ton pickup sales fell 28.5% in June.</strong></p> First-Half U.K. Car Output Up 3.5%; CVs Down 23% http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/first-half-uk-car-output-35-cvs-down-23 <div class="node-body article-body">Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says the industry benefited in the year’s first six months from a raft of new-model introductions, with more anticipated.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/first-half-uk-car-output-35-cvs-down-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/first-half-uk-car-output-35-cvs-down-23#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:31:00 +0000 1067391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>June production sees shift toward home market.</strong></p> U.K. Plan Aims to Grow Greener Government Fleet http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">More than 150 plug-in vehicles will be added to government fleets in the first wave of the scheme. The Government Car Service will lead the way, with plans to order the first EVs in the autumn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Purchashing Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1064251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government to add charge points as part of EV growth plan.</strong></p> WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index Rises 2.2% in the First Half of 2014 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The average rating for cars grew 2.6% to 29.3 mpg. Light trucks averaged 21.1 mpg, 3.2% higher than year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014#comments Public Data Center Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1067201 at http://wardsauto.com EPA Says Industry Ahead of CAFE Curve http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve <div class="node-body article-body">“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Germany Acura BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Jeep Mercedes Volkswagen Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 10-speed transmission CAFE Environmental Protection Agency Light-Duty Vehicle Center Michael Olechiw midterm assessment TDI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1067381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Olechiw, director of EPA&rsquo;s Light-Duty Vehicle Center in Ann Arbor, MI, spoke this week at CAFE conference.</strong></p> Stakes High for U.S., EU Automakers in Trade Talks http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Byrne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry representatives hope the trade agreement will acknowledge their claim that there are few practical differences in outcomes produced by different regulations on either side of the Atlantic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Auto Makers Emissions Globalization Safety Tariffs Trade Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers say deal should treat safety, environmental measures equally.</strong></p>