Government officials would like to see France’s auto industry emulate Germany’s by upgrading technology and quality; growing its presence in emerging markets; and forming a single organization representing OEMs and suppliers....More
The key to improving EV range is storing more energy in the battery, engineers say. While they are aiming to double today’s efficiency by mid-decade, scientists are working on new battery types, such as lithium-air and lithium-sulfur....More
An analysis of the PSA patents shows an emphasis on clean exhausts, diesel hybrids and improvements to stop/start technology, as well as crash-worthiness of the body-in-white and head-up displays....More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.