Tesla http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53654/more en 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="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </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> Coming to an EV Near You: Multi-Speed Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions <div class="node-body blog-body">A ZF executive says he expects 3- or 4-speed transmissions to be available in electric vehicles within five or six years. The new gearboxes could extend range some 20%.</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/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW General Motors Tesla ZF Batteries Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Product Development Sales Results Transmissions 1-speed transmission 2-mode transmission 2-speed transmission 3-speed 4-speed transmission James Potter Nissan Leaf Tesla Model S torque ZF ZF Powertrain Technology Road Ahead Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:14:00 +0000 1167451 at http://wardsauto.com Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Next Chip in CO2 Credit Game http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game <div class="node-body article-body">In 2017, California’s emissions rules will change and FCVs will carry the traveling credits automakers use to remain 50-state compliant. The rule change could lead to a shift in OEM capital investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Daimler General Motors Honda Hyundai Tesla Toyota Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel-Cell Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Bill Fay Bob Lee CARB fuel cell electric vehicles John Juriga Natural Resources Defense Council Roland Hwang Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1165371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former GM Vice </strong><strong>Chairman Steve Girsky and Honda </strong><strong>Executiv</strong><strong>e Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura </strong><strong>announce FCEV partnership in July 2013.</strong></p> Behind the Tesla Controversy http://wardsauto.com/blog/behind-tesla-controversy <div class="node-body blog-body">Rather than drawing conclusions from one month’s worth of results, long-term trends such as rolling 6- or 12-month sales, or year-to-date results, are what those who closely follow the industry use as a better way to gauge an automaker’s health in a particular market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/behind-tesla-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/behind-tesla-controversy#comments Blog World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Tesla Sales Results Counting Cars Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:10:00 +0000 1146751 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla Direct Sales Drawing Dealer Fire in Australia http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/tesla-direct-sales-drawing-dealer-fire-australia <div class="node-body article-body">The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce says there is more to buying a new car than simply picking one from off the shelf.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/tesla-direct-sales-drawing-dealer-fire-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/tesla-direct-sales-drawing-dealer-fire-australia#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Tesla Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Internet Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:34:00 +0000 1143441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>‟Supermarket&rdquo; model devalues customer relations, retailers contend.</strong></p> Why $3 Gasoline Problematic http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the U.S., Mercedes is offering an electric B-Class, and California customers can lease a B-Class powered by hydrogen fuel cells as part of a pilot lease program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Chrysler Ford Mercedes Porsche Tesla Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Product Development Sales Results Alan Amici B-Class electric Elon Musk Harald Kroeger Jim Buczkowski John McElroy plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera S550 Tesla UConnect Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1142371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Chrysler&rsquo;s Alan Amici at Convergence panel session.</strong></p>