2012 SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577621/more en Nissan’s Shiga Urges Resolution on Quick-Charger Standard http://wardsauto.com/technology/nissan-s-shiga-urges-resolution-quick-charger-standard <div class="node-body article-body">The auto maker favors Japan’s CHAdeMO design, which is at odds with the SAE proposal for a common connector for 240V and 480V charging. “We must not forget the remaining 95%” of the system, a top executive says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/nissan-s-shiga-urges-resolution-quick-charger-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/nissan-s-shiga-urges-resolution-quick-charger-standard#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry SAE World Congress Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Nissan 2012 SAE World Congress Charging Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:52:00 +0000 512691 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Nissan COO Shiga (left) with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron April 10 in Yokohama, Japan.</strong></p> Internal-Combustion Engine Here to Stay, Automotive Engineers Say http://wardsauto.com/technology/internal-combustion-engine-here-stay-automotive-engineers-say <div class="node-body article-body">There still are ways to improve the efficiency of ICEs, which because of cost and the energy density of gasoline will remain the industry’s dominant powertrain for at least the next 20 years.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/internal-combustion-engine-here-stay-automotive-engineers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/internal-combustion-engine-here-stay-automotive-engineers-say#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry SAE World Congress Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Chrysler Ford General Motors 2012 SAE World Congress Automatic Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Turbocharger Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:15:00 +0000 509371 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Focus Electric part of Ford&rsquo;s plan to offer powertrain choices. </strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Almost Like Good Old Days http://wardsauto.com/technology/reporter-notebook-almost-good-old-days <div class="field-byline"> By WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/reporter-notebook-almost-good-old-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/reporter-notebook-almost-good-old-days#comments Public Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry SAE World Congress U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Nissan Suppliers Toyota Politics Sales & Marketing 2012 SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 509421 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Minoru Shinohara, Nissan senior vice president.</strong></p> Recession-Weary Car Buyers Consider HEVs, EVs Impractical http://wardsauto.com/technology/recession-weary-car-buyers-consider-hevs-evs-impractical <div class="node-body article-body">Hybrids accounted for 3.1% of light-vehicle sales through March. EVs represented a fraction of that, just 0.5%, WardsAuto data shows.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/recession-weary-car-buyers-consider-hevs-evs-impractical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/recession-weary-car-buyers-consider-hevs-evs-impractical#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry SAE World Congress Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Chrysler Toyota 2012 SAE World Congress Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:20:00 +0000 509291 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Loyal Toyota Prius owners keeping hybrid re-purchase rates out of basement. </strong></p> Time to Get Smart Grid Rolling, EV Executives Say http://wardsauto.com/technology/time-get-smart-grid-rolling-ev-executives-say <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s Micky Bly calls on automobile engineers attending this year’s SAE World Congress to continue to push for common standards to speed up deployment of the smart grid.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/time-get-smart-grid-rolling-ev-executives-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/time-get-smart-grid-rolling-ev-executives-say#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry SAE World Congress Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous General Motors Nissan 2012 SAE World Congress Charging Product Development Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:51:00 +0000 509171 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Smart-grid technology allows EV owners to charge vehicles when electricity demand is low and less costly. </strong></p> Future of Mobility Calls for Road Tolls, Smaller Vehicles, Electrification http://wardsauto.com/technology/future-mobility-calls-road-tolls-smaller-vehicles-electrification <div class="node-body article-body">One SAE panelist, noting gas-tax revenue is not keeping up with the cost of maintaining roads, proposes in-vehicle monitoring technology to penalize bad drivers and reward good ones.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/future-mobility-calls-road-tolls-smaller-vehicles-electrification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/future-mobility-calls-road-tolls-smaller-vehicles-electrification#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Industry SAE World Congress Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology World Miscellaneous General Motors Suppliers 2012 SAE World Congress Electric Vehicles Globalization Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:11:00 +0000 509051 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Andreas Mai: Drivers should be charged to use certain roads at peak travel time.</strong></p> Consumers Will Determine Future Powertrains, Fuels, Engineers Say http://wardsauto.com/industry/consumers-will-determine-future-powertrains-fuels-engineers-say <div class="node-body article-body">Ford and Toyota say internal-combustion engines will continue to be the dominant powertrain in the near- to mid-future.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/consumers-will-determine-future-powertrains-fuels-engineers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/consumers-will-determine-future-powertrains-fuels-engineers-say#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry SAE World Congress Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Ford Toyota 2012 SAE World Congress Diesel Electric Vehicles Ethanol Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Turbocharger Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:30:00 +0000 508201 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ford says will further develop, downsize EcoBoost engines.</strong></p> Auto Makers Differ on Strategies for Oil Independence http://wardsauto.com/industry/auto-makers-differ-strategies-oil-independence <div class="node-body article-body">Too much of the dialog around oil alternatives is driven by wishful thinking, and few understand their true costs, one expert says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/auto-makers-differ-strategies-oil-independence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/auto-makers-differ-strategies-oil-independence#comments Public Auto Makers North America Industry SAE World Congress U.S. Miscellaneous BMW Toyota 2012 SAE World Congress Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:40:00 +0000 508041 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Biofuel blends can create labeling problems, confusing consumers, panelist argues.</strong></p>