Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Nissan to Recall 218,019 Versa Vehicles in U.S. for Suspension Issue http://wardsauto.com/nissan-recall-218019-versa-vehicles-us-suspension-issue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Coil spring fractures may puncture the tire and increase the risk of a crash, the automaker says.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-recall-218019-versa-vehicles-us-suspension-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America U.S. Safety Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:39:00 +0000 1362541 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Volkswagen in race to detail refit plan within a week http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-race-detail-refit-plan-within-week <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW's U.S. chief to testify to U.S. lawmaker panel on Oct. 8</p> <p>* Germany's KBA watchdog wants plan presented by Oct. 7</p> <p>* Owners want to know if refit will affect performance (Adds comments from German consumer group, updates shares)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and Barbara Lewis</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-race-detail-refit-plan-within-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Germany Emissions Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:49:50 +0000 1362511 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen Expects Emissions Investigation to Take Months http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-expects-emissions-investigation-take-months <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Still, management plans to inform the public next week of solutions found for the problems it is facing, the executive committee of the board said in a statement on Thursday.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-expects-emissions-investigation-take-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Diesel Emissions Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:18:00 +0000 1361301 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Government Aims to Jump-Start EV Demand http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand <div class="node-body article-body">The €17 million plan will include subsidies for the installation of electric-vehicle charge points in an effort to promote sales of EVs which now represent only 0.1% of nationwide demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-government-aims-jump-start-ev-demand#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Spain United Kingdom Nissan Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:16:00 +0000 1359231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spanish Industry Minister Cristeto announces EV subsidy program with Nissan Iberia CEO Toro (center) and Madrid Region Environment Minister Gonzalez (right).</strong></p> RPT-Illegal VW Diesel Emission Systems May Require Two Solutions http://wardsauto.com/rpt-illegal-vw-diesel-emission-systems-may-require-two-solutions <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Some experts and U.S. regulators say the German automaker likely will have to come up with two sets of solutions for two different emission-control systems installed on 482,000 U.S. diesel cars from model years 2009-2015.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/rpt-illegal-vw-diesel-emission-systems-may-require-two-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Diesel Emissions Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1359721 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Lags in Adoption of Driver-Assistance Technologies http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/us-lags-adoption-driver-assistance-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">“In the U.S., the motivation is high,” says Boston Consulting Group executive Xavier Mosquet. “The question is how we will move the ball beyond that.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/us-lags-adoption-driver-assistance-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/us-lags-adoption-driver-assistance-technologies#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Politics Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Blindspot Detection Lane-Departure Warning National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:45:00 +0000 1359051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ADAS could save U.S. billions of dollars, thousands of lives, Boston Consulting Group study shows.</strong></p> EU Set to Overhaul Type Approval in Wake of VW Scandal http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-set-overhaul-type-approval-wake-vw-scandal <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Sept. 24 meeting of the parliament’s environment committee voted in favor of a draft law tightening up tailpipe emissions, especially nitrogen-oxides, and the committee called for a new, real-life, test procedure to be enforced by end 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-set-overhaul-type-approval-wake-vw-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-set-overhaul-type-approval-wake-vw-scandal#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Europe - Regional Volkswagen Emissions Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:22:00 +0000 1357381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW scandal almost certainly helped push vote in reform direction.</strong></p> In Wake of VW Emissions Fiasco, EPA Doubles Down http://wardsauto.com/politics/wake-vw-emissions-fiasco-epa-doubles-down <div class="node-body article-body">Christopher Grundler, an EPA director, admits the agency does face funding limitations for testing, but says its actions will not amount to an overhaul of its procedures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wake-vw-emissions-fiasco-epa-doubles-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wake-vw-emissions-fiasco-epa-doubles-down#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Volkswagen Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:05:00 +0000 1356931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen emissions scandal prompts changes at EPA.</strong></p> Argentine Automakers Under Siege on Export Front http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front <div class="field-byline"> Charles Newbury </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest drag is the key Brazilian export market, where a corruption scandal, political crisis and high inflation have thrust its economy into recession. Argentina sells about half of its vehicle output to Brazil.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers South America Argentina Brazil General Motors Nissan Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1353301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Argentine plant to grow export market beyond Brazil.</strong></p> Unaware of VW Emissions-Test Fudging, Transport Minister Says http://wardsauto.com/unaware-vw-emissions-test-fudging-transport-minister-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Denying allegations by the Green Party that he knew beforehand about the technology VW used to manipulate test results, Alexander Dobrindt says he first learned about the scandal in a newspaper article. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/unaware-vw-emissions-test-fudging-transport-minister-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Politics Diesel Emissions Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:05:00 +0000 1354131 at http://wardsauto.com