Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en EU Sets Deadline for In-Car Emergency-Call Capability http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The system to handle eCalls will be built by upgrading the European version of 911: existing call centers handling emergency phone calls requiring police, ambulance or firefighters’ response.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Electronics European Commission Laws/Law Enforcement Safety ACEA European Association of Automotive Suppliers European Parliament Gilles Carabin Philippe De Backer Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:41:00 +0000 997601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>eCall system automatically will alert public-safety agencies to car crashes.</strong></p> BMW on Oz Subsidies for EV: It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask <div class="node-body article-body">Even if BMW is denied government help in lowering the i3’s price, the automaker believes the car will succeed because it will be available both as an all-electric vehicle and as an EV with a range extender.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia BMW Ford Holden Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Electric Vehicles Finance Incentives Restructuring Trade Phil Horton Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:49:00 +0000 996321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government mum on automaker&rsquo;s bid for help cutting EV&rsquo;s ‟premium price.&rdquo;</strong></p> GM CEO Mary Barra Says Recall Moving Quickly, Will Make OEM ‘Better’ http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-mary-barra-says-recall-moving-quickly-will-make-oem-better <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The chief executive stops short of speculating on the effect the recall will have on GM’s four brands, but says Chevrolet, which accounts for most of the 2.6 million recalled units, has a chance to prove itself to customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-mary-barra-says-recall-moving-quickly-will-make-oem-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-mary-barra-says-recall-moving-quickly-will-make-oem-better#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers U.S. Chevrolet 2014 New York International Auto Show GM's Recall Crisis ignition switch recall J.D. Power & Associates Mark Reuss Mary Barra National Automobile Dealers Assocation Pontiac recall Saturn Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:45:00 +0000 996591 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Pledges to Ride Out Thailand’s Political Storm http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm <div class="node-body article-body">Ford ASEAN President Matt Bradley reaffirms the automaker’s commitment to Thailand with its application to join Phase 2 of the country’s eco-car project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Ford Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Production Sales Results Trade eco-car Matt Bradley Yingluck Shinawatra Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:55:00 +0000 996191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker could offer up India-built Figo for eco-car scheme.</strong></p> Colombia Ready With Program to Prop Up Auto Sector http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The primary objective of the scheme is to help the domestic industry recover market share from inexpensive imports, notably by slashing tariffs on parts and materials imported for vehicle assembly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Suppliers South America Colombia Auto Makers Suppliers Component Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:53:00 +0000 995431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Four automakers account for 99% of local vehicle production.</strong></p> New CUV Continues Citroen’s Upmarket Push in China http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The JV is targeting the brand at the fast-growing luxury segment of the world’s biggest automotive market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealerships Europe China France Chery Citroen Retail Sales & Marketing 2014 Beijing Auto Show Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Shenzhen Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 994671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen-Chery JV to display souped-up DS5 5LS R concept at Beijing.</strong></p> Auto Industry at Risk If U.K. Quits EU, Report Warns http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns <div class="node-body article-body">The new report by consultants KPMG says access to the single market is fundamental to U.K. vehicle manufacturing, supporting sales and facilitating supply-chain growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Suppliers Europe - Regional United Kingdom Suppliers Unspecified Companies Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade European Union eurozone Mike Hawes Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:12:00 +0000 994401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Internal U.K. industry survey shows strong support for EU membership.</strong></p> Taiwan Keeps Plugging In EV Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/taiwan-keeps-plugging-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">Without homegrown automakers that compete on a world stage, how can a nation barely larger than Rhode Island become a world leader in a sector that is struggling to gain a foothold in other mature vehicle markets, such as the U.S.?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/taiwan-keeps-plugging-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/taiwan-keeps-plugging-ev-market#comments Public Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Taiwan BMW Tesla Charging Electric Vehicles Global Sources Tariffs Trade Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement electric buses EV Taiwan Fukuta scooters Taipei TAITRA Taiwan External Trade Development Council Taiwan Metal Industries Research & Development Centre World Trade Organization Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 994451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Taiwanese company Ecolumen International displays concept at EV Taiwan show this week.</strong></p> EV Taiwan Show 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The EV Taiwan show is being held this week in Taipei, along with three other automotive conferences. Taiwan has 150 companies dedicated to the EV sector manufacturing components such as electric motors, batteries and controls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014#comments Public Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Taiwan BMW Tesla Charging Component Electric Vehicles Tariffs Trade Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:29:00 +0000 994461 at http://wardsauto.com Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge <div class="node-body blog-body">New-vehicle deliveries tumbled 87% in January and 89.9% in February, marking the lowest level since 2003 when the country was ensnarled in a nationwide strike against Chavez.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge#comments Blog Politics Auto Makers South America Venezuela Chrysler Ford General Motors Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Nicholas Maduro Final Inspection Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 992121 at http://wardsauto.com