Tesla http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53654/more en Making Luxury Interiors Green http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/making-luxury-interiors-green <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/making-luxury-interiors-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/making-luxury-interiors-green#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy World Audi BMW Lamborghini Porsche Suppliers Tesla Politics Global Sources Globalization Headliner Materials OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Purchashing Seats Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1390911 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno discusses sustainability in industry at Venice conference.</strong></p> Researchers Pursue Alternatives to Li-ion Batteries http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries <div class="field-byline"> Kitty So </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The battery developed by the LISSEN project promises longer-range driving on a single charge, making electric vehicles more practical and competitive, particularly in the U.S. market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Auto Makers Tesla Batteries Electric Vehicles Li-ion Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1390571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Li-ion battery of choice in many EVs &ndash; for now.</strong></p> Green-Car Patents Raise Old Issues, New Questions http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/green-car-patents-raise-old-issues-new-questions <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An automaker that can develop or license a unique technology essentially can claim a specific market segment for itself. This is difficult in the auto business, given its high level of differentiation based on well-known common technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/green-car-patents-raise-old-issues-new-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/green-car-patents-raise-old-issues-new-questions#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. United Kingdom Tesla Charging Electric Vehicles Globalization Manufacturing Technology Product Development Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:28:00 +0000 1319711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla sharing patented EV-charging technology.</strong></p> The World According to Tesla http://wardsauto.com/blog/world-according-tesla <div class="node-body blog-body">If you work at Tesla, which is valued at about $25 billion and sells just one very good luxury car, the possibilities must seem limitless.</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/world-according-tesla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/world-according-tesla#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Electric Vehicles Finance Fuel Economy Li-ion Product Development Road Ahead Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1327521 at http://wardsauto.com Green Cars No Lost Cause…Or Are They? http://wardsauto.com/north-america/green-cars-no-lost-cause-or-are-they <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While broccoli is good for people, they’d rather have doughnuts, much in the same way new-car buyers would rather drive light trucks than fuel-efficient small cars or hybrids, says Honda dealer Forrest McConnell III.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/green-cars-no-lost-cause-or-are-they" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/green-cars-no-lost-cause-or-are-they#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Dealerships Tesla Management & Strategy 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars California Air Resources Board (CARB) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:21:00 +0000 1326581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda dealer Forrest McConnell III uses broccoli and doughnut to illustrate demand for alternative powertrains.</strong></p> Full View Photography 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> Good News, Bad News Underlies Obama’s Failed EV Goal http://wardsauto.com/blog/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal <div class="node-body blog-body">The Obama Admin. overestimated the potential of electric cars, but it also vastly underestimated how much conventional internal-combustion engines could improve.</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/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Ford Tesla Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger Road Ahead Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1294271 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Companies Plan Homegrown Electric Vehicle http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spanish-companies-plan-homegrown-electric-vehicle <div class="node-body article-body">The EV’s powertrain will be supplied by the electromobility division of Jofemar, a global leader in vending-machine production. The company likely will assemble the powertrain from components now on the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spanish-companies-plan-homegrown-electric-vehicle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spanish-companies-plan-homegrown-electric-vehicle#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Nissan Tesla Politics Body Electric Vehicles Product Development Vehicle Assembly Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1289261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prototype EV suggests designer&rsquo;s retro leanings.</strong></p> Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> New Tax Break Could Power EV Sales Surge in Norway http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EV buyers no longer will have to pay a 25% sales tax on vehicles already exempt from the import duties applied to fuel-based cars. They also are allowed to use bus lanes and can be parked at reduced rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Norway Nissan Tesla Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Sales Results Tariffs Mon, 11 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla EV outsold General Motors, Honda, Hyundai brands in Norway in 2014.</strong></p>