Tesla http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53654/more en 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> Tesla Faces Competition on All Fronts http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts <div class="node-body blog-body">Tesla will have trouble making profits when its only competitors are pet projects of major automakers that only care about image and volume and expect to lose money on them.</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/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Road Ahead Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1254611 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla’s Competition Gears Up http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears <div class="node-body gallery-body">Tesla sales were up 55% to 10,300 units in the first quarter. But it is a tiny automaker that sold 32,000 vehicles globally last year and only 13,785 units in the U.S., according to WardsAuto estimates. With their reputations at stake, the world’s biggest automakers are rolling out their best efforts in electrified vehicles over the next several years and are more interested in earning carbon credits than profits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-s-competition-gears#comments Public Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla Electric Vehicles Emissions Exterior Fuel-Cell Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:59:00 +0000 1254931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Eyeing Tesla&#39;s success,&nbsp;BMW i8 aims to be sexy and green. &nbsp;</strong></p> Why Apple Won’t Make iCars http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-apple-won-t-make-icars <div class="node-body blog-body">Yes, Apple will put on a great tease, but it never will result in the manufacture of millions of clever iCars. </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/why-apple-won-t-make-icars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-apple-won-t-make-icars#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Product Development Final Inspection Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:17:00 +0000 1238681 at http://wardsauto.com You Can’t Spell Inevitable Without EV http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/you-can-t-spell-inevitable-without-ev <div class="field-byline"> Michael Wade </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electric cars simply are more convenient than gasoline cars and will only become more so. My electric car is always full. This is because I plug it in every night. I almost never have to take it to the garage, because upgrades/fixes are downloaded overnight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/you-can-t-spell-inevitable-without-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/you-can-t-spell-inevitable-without-ev#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Switzerland Cadillac Ford Porsche Tesla 2015 Geneva Auto Show Charging Electric Vehicles Gasoline Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:07:00 +0000 1237821 at http://wardsauto.com GM’s ‘Tesla Fighter’ No Threat, Elon Musk Tells Detroit http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-tesla-fighter-no-threat-elon-musk-tells-detroit <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The CEO of electric car maker Tesla is low-keyed in the Motor City. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-tesla-fighter-no-threat-elon-musk-tells-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-tesla-fighter-no-threat-elon-musk-tells-detroit#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Tesla 2015 North American International Auto Show Electric Vehicles Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:16:00 +0000 1200391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Musk at Motor City press conference.</strong></p>