Tesla http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53654/more en Making Luxury Interiors Green http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Materials Italy Interiors Technology Data & Insights World Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/green-car-patents-raise-old-issues-new-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/green-car-patents-raise-old-issues-new-questions#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) China Manufacturing Technology U.S. Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous 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> <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 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous 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/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/green-cars-no-lost-cause-or-are-they" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/green-cars-no-lost-cause-or-are-they#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry Engines U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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> <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 Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Technology Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/spanish-companies-plan-homegrown-electric-vehicle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/spanish-companies-plan-homegrown-electric-vehicle#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology Spain Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel Safety Technology Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Norway Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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>