Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en U.K. Aiming for Leading Edge in FCEV Development http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uk-aiming-leading-edge-fcev-development <div class="node-body article-body">The investment is part of a deeper £500 million ($806.2 million) government funding pot to be invested between 2015 and 2020 in the U.K.’s drive to become a global leader in the development and take-up of low-emissions vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uk-aiming-leading-edge-fcev-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uk-aiming-leading-edge-fcev-development#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Politics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Product Development Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1134611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. among initial markets for Hyundai fuel-cell vehicle.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Volkswagen Recalling More Than 580,000 Cars in China http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers 563,605 New Sagitar models produced between May and and May 2014 by the German automaker's Chinese joint venture, as well as 17,485 imported Beetles with the same potential axle defect.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China Politics Component Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:30:00 +0000 1137341 at http://wardsauto.com China to Crack Down on Automakers Missing Fuel-Economy Targets http://wardsauto.com/china-crack-down-automakers-missing-fuel-economy-targets <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government says it will restrict production by automakers, and name them publicly, if they fail to meet fuel-economy standards for cars taking effect in 2015.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-crack-down-automakers-missing-fuel-economy-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific China Politics Fuel Economy Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:27:00 +0000 1136581 at http://wardsauto.com Zest Compact Not Enough to Halt Tata’s Long Decline http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline <div class="node-body article-body">Tata’s weaknesses include product planning that fails to recognize changing markets, dealers’ lack of understanding of what buyers want and low profit margins. Management has given no clear indication that it is addressing these issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Finance Product Development Sales Results Trade Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1135541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker looks for Bolt, due in &rsquo;15, to join Zest in revitalizing sales.</strong></p> South Africa Probing Alleged Price-Fixing by Auto-Parts Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-probing-alleged-price-fixing-auto-parts-suppliers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The country's Competition Commission cites information linking 82 parts makers colluding over prices for 121 different components since 2000. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-probing-alleged-price-fixing-auto-parts-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Africa / Middle East South Africa Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Trade Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:04:00 +0000 1134251 at http://wardsauto.com EPA: Most Automakers Gain in ’13 Fuel Economy http://wardsauto.com/north-america/epa-most-automakers-gain-13-fuel-economy <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda repeated from ’12 as the top manufacturer, with a fleet average of 28.1 mpg (8.4 L/100 km), up from 27.1 mpg (8.7 L/100 km).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/epa-most-automakers-gain-13-fuel-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/epa-most-automakers-gain-13-fuel-economy#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Mazda Nissan Subaru Politics Emissions Fuel Economy Vehicles & Technology average Chrysler-Fiat electrification EPA fleet Ford Fuel Economy General Motors Honda Hyundai/Kia light-weighting Mazda Nissan stop/start Subaru Toyota Turbocharging Volkswagen Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:55:00 +0000 1132691 at http://wardsauto.com <p>&#39;<strong>14 Mazda6 meets &#39;19 fuel-economy target.</strong></p> Automakers: U.S. X Factor in Canada-EU Trade Deal http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Canadian policy analyst says Canada will be the only region in the world with access to both the U.S. and EU markets through free-trade agreements once the Canadian and European parliaments ratify the pact, which may not occur until 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe North America Europe - Regional Canada U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors European Commission Local Content Tariffs Trade Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:35:00 +0000 1131891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler Town &amp; Country exports could get hung up on technical standards.</strong></p> Thailand OKs Ford, GM Eco-Car Plans http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-oks-ford-gm-eco-car-plans <div class="node-body article-body">In all, the Board of Investment approved TB52.6 billion worth of projects in the second phase of the eco-car program.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-oks-ford-gm-eco-car-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-oks-ford-gm-eco-car-plans#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Politics Vehicle Assembly Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:34:00 +0000 1132151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Proposals to take eco-car output to 1.58 million units annually.</strong></p> September U.S. Fuel Economy Index Up 2.1% http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/september-us-fuel-economy-index-21 <div class="node-body article-body">Low fuel prices increased the share of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles, while share of hybrid and plug-ins continue dropping.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/september-us-fuel-economy-index-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/september-us-fuel-economy-index-21#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. Auto Makers Diesel Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1129871 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Seek Workable EU Emissions Limits http://wardsauto.com/automakers-seek-workable-eu-emissions-limits <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">EU member countries will require that carbon-dioxide emissions from new cars be reduced from 127 g/km in 2013 to about 95 g/km by 2021, but the heads of Volkswagen and Fiat-Chrysler express concern about the financial burden of meeting even stricter limits. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automakers-seek-workable-eu-emissions-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Emissions Vehicles & Technology Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +0000 1129981 at http://wardsauto.com