Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en California Incentives to Put EVs, PHEVs in Hands of Low-Income Buyers http://wardsauto.com/politics/california-incentives-put-evs-phevs-hands-low-income-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">Should a potential car buyer qualify for the maximum amount of state funding available, he or she conceivably could end up driving off with a free EV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/california-incentives-put-evs-phevs-hands-low-income-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/california-incentives-put-evs-phevs-hands-low-income-buyers#comments Public Auto Makers Politics North America U.S. Politics Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1308111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>State offering up to $1,500 to scrap old vehicle for new or used EV, PHEV.</strong></p> EU Automakers Defend Diesel in Flap With France http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object to diesels’ exclusion from the highest ranking of vehicles by tailpipe emissions levels which, alongside a separate electric-vehicle class, provides parking and driving concessions, plus access to low-pollution zones in large cities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional France PSA Politics Diesel Emissions European Commission Gasoline Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:13:00 +0000 1304721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel-electric Peugeot 3008 misses cut for low-emissions perks.</strong></p> EU Signs Off on Mahle Purchase of Delphi's A/C Business http://wardsauto.com/eu-signs-mahle-purchase-delphis-ac-business <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The European Union's executive branch says it ruled the German auto supplier's $727 million purchase of Delphi's thermal systems business raised no competition concerns.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-signs-mahle-purchase-delphis-ac-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Climate Controls/HVAC European Commission Finance Purchashing Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1303531 at http://wardsauto.com Will CARB’s Eased ZEV Rules Grow Cleaner-Car Demand? http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Regulators are granting Volvo, Mitsubishi, Mazda, JLR and Subaru an added hybrid option and a later compliance date of Jan. 1, 2018, by which time each company will be expected to have an approved pure ZEV or hybrid transitional ZEV on the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Tesla Volvo Car Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1302421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi launching Outlander PHEV in U.S. next year.</strong></p> Hyundai Breaks Ground on China Plant, Adds to HQ Investment http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-breaks-ground-china-plant-adds-hq-investment <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s fifth plant in China comes at a time when the market is down, and its already hefty outlay for a new headquarters is expected to increase by at least $1.5 billion. Both investments have analysts worried.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-breaks-ground-china-plant-adds-hq-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-breaks-ground-china-plant-adds-hq-investment#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Politics Finance Vehicle Assembly Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1303021 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Rendering of future Hyundai HQ.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Malaysia’s May Sales Dip; Proton, Suzuki Do R&D Deal http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal <div class="node-body article-body">The May result saw new-car sales drop 8.0% to 45,874 units for a 5-month total down 3.7% at 235,838. The much smaller commercial-vehicle segment fell 11.5% to 5,380 units for a year-to-date total off 2.7% at 28,909.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Malaysia Perodua Proton Suzuki Politics Globalization Product Development Production Sales Results Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:16:00 +0000 1302951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Grand Vitara stablemate could result from Suzuki-Perodua partnership.</strong></p> What’s Next in Credit Compliance http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-next-credit-compliance <div class="node-body article-body">While it primarily has focused on rate administration as it relates to loan origination, the CFPB is beginning to take issue with the sales practices of F&I products. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-next-credit-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-next-credit-compliance#comments Public Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center U.S. Dealership Management Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1301721 at http://wardsauto.com South Korea’s Kia Closing In on 15 Million Exports http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/south-korea-s-kia-closing-15-million-exports <div class="node-body article-body">The Hyundai Motors affiliate has expanded annual production capacity in South Korea from 800,000 units in 2000 to 1.7 million in 2014 with more than 70% of domestic output exported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/south-korea-s-kia-closing-15-million-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/south-korea-s-kia-closing-15-million-exports#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Kia Production Trade Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1300071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia cars await shipment at South Korea&rsquo;s Pyeongtaek port.</strong></p> California Auto Recall Bill Pulled Despite Strong Lawmaker Support http://wardsauto.com/politics/california-auto-recall-bill-pulled-despite-strong-lawmaker-support <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are happy for the holdup, believing consumers should be protected from defective used cars by way of a federal law, not by 50 different regulations enacted by individual states.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/california-auto-recall-bill-pulled-despite-strong-lawmaker-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/california-auto-recall-bill-pulled-despite-strong-lawmaker-support#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers U.S. Politics Safety Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1299951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Takata recall changed everything, bill&rsquo;s author says.</strong></p> China Decries U.S. Tariffs on Tire Imports http://wardsauto.com/china-decries-us-tariffs-tire-imports <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">China's Commerce Ministry says in a statement the U.S., which has imposed duties exceeding 100% in some cases in response to alleged dumping, should "adopt a responsible attitude and actions (and) correct its mistakes."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-decries-us-tariffs-tire-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Tariffs Tires Trade Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1298341 at http://wardsauto.com