Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en Bosch Acquires EV Battery Developer Seeo http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Seeo, a California-based company purchsed by the German auto-parts manufacturer, says it has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double electric vehicles' range. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Electric Vehicles Li-ion Purchashing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1338851 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. to Test Wireless Recharging for EVs, Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids <div class="node-body article-body">The trials, expected to begin later this year, involve fitting vehicles with wireless technology and testing equipment installed underneath the road to replicate highway conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Charging Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1335621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. to test on-the-go electric- and hybrid-vehicle recharging.</strong></p> Sources Say China's BAIC Eyeing Stake in Daimler http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-chinas-baic-eyeing-stake-daimler <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Daimler spokesman, asked about the car-manufacturing unit of Beijing Automotive Group's interest in the German luxury automaker, says, "Investors from China are also welcome."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-chinas-baic-eyeing-stake-daimler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe China Germany Finance Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:14:00 +0000 1338111 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Integration Going Well, Auto Supplier ZF Says http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Releasing first-half financial results for the first time in its history, ZF reports earnings before interest and tax increased 89% from prior-year and says its acquisition of rival supplier TRW is progressing well. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe North America U.S. Germany Finance Restructuring Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1338031 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Making Foray Into High-Performance Arena http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai sources say the vehicle won’t go into production but was developed to show features that could wind up in future performance cars and perhaps even in production vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy 2015 Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South Korea Germany BMW Hyundai Advertising Design Product Development Social Media Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1337581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>N2025 concept comes to ‟life&rdquo; with placement in PlayStation video game.</strong></p> Ford Fights Russia Slump on Product, Price Fronts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker is cutting prices and expanding its product range in an effort to pull out of a tailspin that saw July sales drop 21.3% from like-2014 and 52% for the year’s first seven months, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Engine Labor & Human Resources Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta priced below Ford&rsquo;s Russian best-seller Focus.</strong></p> Ford Prepping Mustang for November Arrival in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk <div class="node-body article-body">Some 80% of U.K. customers are opting for the fastback body style over the convertible and 70% want the 416-hp 5.0L V-8 over the more fuel-efficient 317-hp 2.3L EcoBoost engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Sales & Marketing Engines Exterior Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1336231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford U.K. buyers lining up.&nbsp;</strong></p> Bertone Concepts on Auction Block http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-concepts-auction-block <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Bertone brand names and logo are going on the auction block, alongside the sports car designer and coachbuilder’s collection of 79 supercars, prototypes and models. Here are some of the classics up for grabs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-concepts-auction-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-concepts-auction-block#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Auto Makers Design Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:14:00 +0000 1335471 at http://wardsauto.com July U.K. Car, Engine Output Down by Double Digits http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits <div class="node-body article-body">Industry spokesman Mike Hawes says the July decline reflected the normal cyclical falls in output during the summer months, when most manufacturers suspend production to conduct plant maintenance, upgrades and retooling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1334951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Summer upgrades, retooling tap brakes on Mini production.</strong></p> Report Says Daimler's Zetsche Eyeing Tech JVs http://wardsauto.com/report-says-daimlers-zetsche-eyeing-tech-jvs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">CEO Dieter Zetsche tells a German magazine automakers developing cars of the future will require "different types" of cooperation with high-tech companies such as Apple and Google. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-daimlers-zetsche-eyeing-tech-jvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Electronics Product Development Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:46:00 +0000 1335341 at http://wardsauto.com