Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en Italy Vehicle Sales Up 5.2% in July http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-52-july <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Italy vehicle sales totaled 123,762 units for July 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-52-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-52-july#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Italy Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:43:00 +0000 1096301 at http://wardsauto.com Russia's Troubles Not Slowing Renault http://wardsauto.com/russias-troubles-not-slowing-renault <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker, which recently increased its stake in Russian automaker AvtoVAZ, would benefit from possible government subsidies that would stabilize demand.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/russias-troubles-not-slowing-renault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Russia Globalization Product Development Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:27:00 +0000 1096411 at http://wardsauto.com Former Porsche Execs Face Trial Over VW Takeover Bid http://wardsauto.com/former-porsche-execs-face-trial-over-vw-takeover-bid <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A German appeals court rules former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-finance chief Holger Haerter can be tried for allegedly concealing a scheme to take over Volkswagen in 2008.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/former-porsche-execs-face-trial-over-vw-takeover-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Finance Restructuring Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:57:00 +0000 1094791 at http://wardsauto.com Russian Automaker AVTOvaz to Cut Lada Output http://wardsauto.com/russian-automaker-avtovaz-cut-lada-output <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Russia's leading automaker cites a deteriorating domestic market as it plans to cut 25,000 units of its top-selling Lada model from its production schedule for the next three months.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/russian-automaker-avtovaz-cut-lada-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Production Sales Results Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:15:00 +0000 1092861 at http://wardsauto.com Top-End German Automakers Waging Price War http://wardsauto.com/top-end-german-automakers-waging-price-war <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have relied on heavy discounting in their fight for sales supremacy, but industry-watchers say the automakers are sacrificing exclusivity and brand equity.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/top-end-german-automakers-waging-price-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Incentives Sales Results Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 1092701 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota U.K. Taps Sun to Help Run Wales Engine Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The solar panels will provide up to 10% of all the electricity required for manufacturing at the site, which makes gasoline and hybrid engines for Avensis and Auris models sold throughout Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Toyota Engine Manufacturing Technology Burnaston Deeside Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 1090731 at http://wardsauto.com Study Offers Road Map for Fuel-Cell-Vehicle Growth http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The study says a key to hydrogen's potential success is clustering hydrogen-fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and creating an early market for the technology before committing to full national deployment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Germany BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Logistics fueling infrastructure Joan Ogden University of California-Davis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1088131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>University of California, Davis researcher Joan Ogden, shown with Honda FCX Clarity, bullish on hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles&rsquo; future.</strong></p> U.K. Jumping Gun on Driverless Cars, Survey Shows http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows <div class="node-body article-body">SmartWitness Managing Director Simon Marsh says two-thirds of motorists believe the government is premature in allowing driverless cars on U.K. roads and more tests are needed to ensure the safety of the new technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Honda Mercedes Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo Car Politics Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1088021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hands on wheel, please, survey respondents say.</strong></p> U.K.’s July Car-Production Uptick Counters CV Slump http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says the U.K.’s 5 million car exports since the beginning of 2010 is the best performance of any decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:25:00 +0000 1090611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car-export values double 2004 level.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p>