One key task will be to ensure auto makers, energy firms, governments, research groups and others have a clear idea of what each is doing, so work is not duplicated and advanced technology is more compatible....More
The report aims to give government, business and academia access to information that allows an accurate snapshot of the state of the industry, including its ability to meet CO2 reduction targets....More
Not only do the new laws stay in place for 13 years, but they also allow auto makers to decide how they sell vehicles and secure aftersales service, including preserving the right to have franchised dealers....More
Leaf production begins in Japan later this year, followed by the U.S. Smyrna, TN, facility in 2012. The Sunderland plant will start making the EV in 2013, where initial production is expected to be about 50,000 units annually....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.