Tesla http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53654/more en 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> Ford’s Fields Bullish on F-150 Launch, Tesla Model S Competitor http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-bullish-f-150-launch-tesla-model-s-competitor <div class="node-body article-body">“We have driven the Model S,” the chief executive says. “We’ve torn it down, we’ve put it back together (and) we drove it again. (We’re) very familiar with that product.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-bullish-f-150-launch-tesla-model-s-competitor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-bullish-f-150-launch-tesla-model-s-competitor#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Ford Tesla Finance Ford F-150 Mark Fields Tesla Model S Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1142111 at http://wardsauto.com What Massachusetts Court’s Ruling on Tesla Means for Automakers, Dealers http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers <div class="field-byline"> Louis S. Chronowski </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tesla won its fight in the state, but as developments this week in Michigan proved, the victory could be short-lived.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dealerships Tesla Politics Dealership Management Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:16:00 +0000 1140411 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy Audi General Motors Nissan PSA Tesla Politics Emissions Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1139101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alcantara CEO Boragno chose carless Venice for the automotive symposium to undesrscore fragility of environment.</span></b></p> Tesla May Lose Another One http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-may-lose-another-one <div class="node-body blog-body">Michigan governor likely to sign bill banning direct auto sales</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-may-lose-another-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-may-lose-another-one#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Tesla Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Retail Front Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:09:00 +0000 1138281 at http://wardsauto.com