Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Despite Falling Gas Prices, CAFE Targets Unlikely to Change http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change <div class="node-body article-body">The increasingly global nature of the auto industry and emissions regulations all but rule out major changes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford General Motors Hyundai Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:00 +0000 1182231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cheap gas won&rsquo;t hurt demand for new Mirai fuel-cell car or next-generation Prius, Toyota says.</strong></p> GM, JLR Halt Deliveries to Russian Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/gm-jlr-halt-deliveries-russian-dealerships <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">GM and Indian automaker Tata's Jaguar Land Rover luxury brands join Volkswagen Group in suspending vehicle deliveries in response to the sharp decline in the value of the Russian ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-jlr-halt-deliveries-russian-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Retail Sales & Marketing Finance Trade Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1185731 at http://wardsauto.com Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go? http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go#comments Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Honda Hyundai Renault Volkswagen Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles fuel-cell vehicles fueling infrastructure hydrogen refueling stations Road Ahead Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1183681 at http://wardsauto.com Illinois Dealers Get OK to Hike Fee http://wardsauto.com/dealers/illinois-dealers-get-ok-hike-fee <div class="node-body article-body">Retailers get a $2.16 hike, or 1.3%, in the paperwork fee they can charge to new-car buyers in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/illinois-dealers-get-ok-hike-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/illinois-dealers-get-ok-hike-fee#comments Public Politics Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Regulations Retail Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:07:00 +0000 1184971 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>State began limiting DOC fees charged to buyers in 1991.</b><o:p></o:p></p> Senate Confirms New NHTSA Administrator http://wardsauto.com/senate-confirms-new-nhtsa-administrator <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mark Rosekind takes over as the nation's chief auto-safety regulator amid charges NHTSA responded too slowly to address defects in General Motors ignition switches and Takata airbags. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/senate-confirms-new-nhtsa-administrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America U.S. Politics National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:41:00 +0000 1184411 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Auto Market Pulling Out of Long-Standing Rut http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer profits will average only 1% in 2014, but by contrast, six of 10 dealers lost money just two years ago, industry spokesman Juan Sanchez says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut#comments Premium Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Dealerships Politics Incentives Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1182241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain sales rate half that of &ldquo;countries in our orbit,&rdquo; Sanchez says.</strong></p> <p><strong>Spain sales rate half that of &ldquo;countries in our orbit,&rdquo; Sanchez says.</strong></p> Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p> UAW Chief Pledges to Narrow 2-Tier Wage Gap http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap <div class="node-body article-body">Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Labor & Human Resources Trade United Auto Workers (UAW) 2-tier wage Bob King Dennis Williams Trans Pacific Partnership Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1182061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Williams speaks to journalists at Solidarity House. </strong></p> Smuggling Stalls Growth of Colombia’s Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Large numbers of tires are smuggled into the country as a result of anti-dumping measures Colombia has taken against China, which ensure high tariffs on legal tire imports remain in place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry#comments Public Auto Makers Politics South America Colombia Venezuela Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Trade Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:49:00 +0000 1171301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Police examine parts smuggled into Colombia from Venezuela.</strong></p> Thai Government Offers Encouragement to Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich says upcoming excise-tax changes will lower retail prices of eco-cars and hybrids. The new tax will be based on carbon-dioxide emissions, E-85 compatibility and fuel efficiency instead of engine size.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Mitsubishi Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Incentives Production Sales Results Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1179251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government lowering taxes on eco-cars including Mitsubishi Mirage.</strong></p>