Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Car emissions campaigners turn sights on Renault http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-3-car-emissions-campaigners-turn-sights-renault <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects role of ICCT co-founder in 12th paragraph)</p> <p>* DUH says excess emissions levels detected in 5 separate tests</p> <p>* Renault contests the DUH body's findings</p> <p>* DUH calls for reform of European approval system</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and Laurence Frost</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-3-car-emissions-campaigners-turn-sights-renault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Industry Engines France Miscellaneous Politics Emissions Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:22:27 +0000 1409211 at http://wardsauto.com German Prosecutors Confirm Launch of Second Probe at Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/german-prosecutors-confirm-launch-second-probe-volkswagen <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The prosecution is examining whether owners of Volkswagen vehicles for which carbon dioxide emissions were understated paid too little automotive tax.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/german-prosecutors-confirm-launch-second-probe-volkswagen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Industry Germany Miscellaneous Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:11:00 +0000 1409341 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Arm Proposes Scheme to Get Diesels Off Roads http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-arm-proposes-scheme-get-diesels-roads <div class="node-body article-body">Tens of thousands premature deaths are linked to illegal levels of air pollution from vehicles, a government official says, with diesels seen as a primary culprit.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-arm-proposes-scheme-get-diesels-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-arm-proposes-scheme-get-diesels-roads#comments Public Politics Europe Industry Engines Diesel United Kingdom Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:37:00 +0000 1408521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. committee calls for diesel-scrappage program.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Volkswagen chief says diesel engine refits "manageable" http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-chief-says-diesel-engine-refits-manageable <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Over 90 pct of VW fixes approved by KBA -CEO</p> <p>* VW to publish scandal investigation details in Dec -CEO</p> <p>* Clearing up scandal in full will take several months -CEO (Adds CEO comments, detail and background)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer</p> <p>BERLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The steps needed to fix about 8.5 million Volkswagen cars in Europe fitted with illegal emissions-control software are technically and financially manageable, the German automaker's chief executive said on Monday.</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-chief-says-diesel-engine-refits-manageable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Germany Technology Miscellaneous Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:41:46 +0000 1408631 at http://wardsauto.com U.S.-EU Trade Talks Focus on Vehicle Harmonization http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest talks, regulators discussed mutual recognition of EU and U.S. automotive standards, notably on braking systems, and harmonization of rules, such as for seatbelt anchorages. Tariff-reduction proposals are being exchanged as well.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe North America Europe - Regional Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies European Commission Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicles & Technology Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1407331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>President Obama <em>(left)</em>, EC President Barroso kick off trade talks in June 2013.</strong></p> Malaysia New-Vehicle Sales Climb 2.9% in October http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. expects this month’s sales volume to stay at the same level as October, as consumers seek to beat expected price increases in 2016 and automakers run aggressive promotional campaigns.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Malaysia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Production Sales Results Tariffs Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:19:00 +0000 1406301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prices going up on Attrage, other Mitsubishi models in &rsquo;</strong><strong>16.</strong></p> VW to Return Cash-for-Clunkers Subsidies to Spain http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen initially refused to give back the subsidy payments, contending they were based not on nitrogen-oxide but on carbon-dioxide emissions. But VW later admitted it had understated CO2 emissions as well.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Engines Spain Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous SEAT Volkswagen Emissions Incentives Production Vehicle Assembly Vehicles in Operation Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1403601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW&rsquo;s Garcia-Sanz discusses Spanish investment with President Rajoy in May.</strong></p> Trans-Pacific Pact Clears Way for Auto-Sector Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The agreement includes tariff-elimination schedules and rules of origin for the automotive sector. It also details what proportion of an automobile or a part must be made in a partnership member country for duty reductions to apply.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific North America South America Industry Australia Canada Mexico Chile U.S. Japan Malaysia Peru New Zealand Singapore Vietnam Miscellaneous Suppliers Unspecified Companies Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1401021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (<em>center</em>) participates in 2013 TPP meeting.</strong></p> Obama Opposes U.S. House Bill on Auto Financing - White House http://wardsauto.com/obama-opposes-us-house-bill-auto-financing-white-house <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Obama administration says legislation would revoke "important guidance" preventing discriminatory practices.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/obama-opposes-us-house-bill-auto-financing-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Retail Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:57:00 +0000 1402431 at http://wardsauto.com Australia Offers Green-Vehicle Incentives to Fleet Buyers http://wardsauto.com/industry/australia-offers-green-vehicle-incentives-fleet-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">To be eligible for the low-interest loans, fleet customers must buy vehicles that meet a carbon-dioxide-emissions threshold 20% below the most recently published Australian averages for new passenger and light-commercial vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/australia-offers-green-vehicle-incentives-fleet-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/australia-offers-green-vehicle-incentives-fleet-buyers#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Industry Australia Miscellaneous Auto Makers Politics Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:03:00 +0000 1399881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Australia putting A$50 million behind green-car fleet incentive.</strong></p>