2013 Washington Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/616071/more en Distracted Driving Guidelines Chief on Auto Lobby Agenda http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/distracted-driving-guidelines-chief-auto-lobby-agenda <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The book is not closed on CAFE, either. The 54.5 mpg rule faces a midterm review around 2020, and the National Automobile Dealers Assn. will start laying ground this year to ensure the exam has teeth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/distracted-driving-guidelines-chief-auto-lobby-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/distracted-driving-guidelines-chief-auto-lobby-agenda#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2013 Washington Auto Show Department of Transportation (DOT) Emissions Fuel Economy Internet National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Navigation Systems Safety Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers American Automotive Policy Council corproate average fuel economy distracted driving Global Automakers Matt Blunt Mike Regan Mike Stanton Mitch Bainwol National Automobile Dealer Association tax reform Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:55:00 +0000 706081 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>High-tech navigation systems policy topic of industry, regulators.</strong></p> Toyota Aims to Remain Dominant in U.S. Hybrid Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-aims-remain-dominant-us-hybrid-market <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says collaborations with other auto makers like the one recently announced with BMW could speed its ability to meet government fuel-economy and emissions standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-aims-remain-dominant-us-hybrid-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-aims-remain-dominant-us-hybrid-market#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Chrysler Honda Lexus Toyota 2013 Washington Auto Show Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Lisa Jackson President Obama Ray LaHood Reg Modlin Robert Bienenfeld Tom Stricker Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:59:00 +0000 706411 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Prius top-selling nameplate in crucial California market in 2012.</strong></p> Coalition to Push for More Fast-Charging Stations http://wardsauto.com/politics/coalition-push-more-fast-charging-stations <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Enabling car owners to recharge at work is seen as a way to spike interest in EVs. Nissan alone plans to drive installation of some 500 public stations in the next six months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/coalition-push-more-fast-charging-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/coalition-push-more-fast-charging-stations#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Nissan Suppliers Tesla Politics 2013 Washington Auto Show Charging Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:46:00 +0000 706201 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Nissan says fast-chargers cost $15,500 and can replenish 80% of car&rsquo;s battery in less than 30 minutes.</strong></p> Audi of America Chief Predicts Brand Sales Record for 2013 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-america-chief-predicts-brand-sales-record-2013 <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The plan for growth includes building pricing power. The current inventory is down to a mere 37 days, Scott Keogh reveals. He has no intention of importing a mass of cars and pushing them on dealers, a move that would cause prices to plummet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-america-chief-predicts-brand-sales-record-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-america-chief-predicts-brand-sales-record-2013#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Audi Sales & Marketing 2013 Washington Auto Show Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:41:00 +0000 706261 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Upcoming A3 sedan to become third pillar of brand volume, Keogh says. </strong></p> DOE Secretary Chu Still Sees 1 Million EVs By 2016 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/doe-secretary-chu-still-sees-1-million-evs-2016 <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chu also says the DOE’s controversial Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program remains intact, although the government has not successfully awarded any funding since 2008.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/doe-secretary-chu-still-sees-1-million-evs-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/doe-secretary-chu-still-sees-1-million-evs-2016#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Chrysler Fisker Ford Tesla 2013 Washington Auto Show Charging Department of Energy (DOE) 3M advanced technology vehicles manufacturing Aptera Motors Barack Obama Bright Automotive Chevy Volt Google Nissan Leaf Stephen Chu Verizon Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:20:00 +0000 705351 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>DOE Secretary Chu issues Workplace Charging Challenge.</strong></p> Convenience-Store Owners Caught in Biofuels Battle http://wardsauto.com/politics/convenience-store-owners-caught-biofuels-battle <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Store owners worry about the potential legal ramifications when selling biofuels, fearing they could be held responsible if the wrong blend damages a driver's fuel system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/convenience-store-owners-caught-biofuels-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/convenience-store-owners-caught-biofuels-battle#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Politics 2013 Washington Auto Show Flex-Fuel Vehicles E85 Ethanol flex-fuel vehicles John Eichberger Mercedes National Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing William Woebkenberg Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:12:00 +0000 705031 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Consumer groups oppose E15 because drivers could choose incorrect ethanol grade.</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Cue the Dancers http://wardsauto.com/politics/reporter-notebook-cue-dancers <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Washington Auto Show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/reporter-notebook-cue-dancers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/reporter-notebook-cue-dancers#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Management & Strategy Politics Regulations 2013 Washington Auto Show SAE Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 705271 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Industry execs at auto show.</strong></p> U.S. Light-Vehicle Diesel Offerings to Double This Year, Bosch Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/us-light-vehicle-diesel-offerings-double-year-bosch-exec-says <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By 2017, U.S. car buyers will have a choice of 54 diesel-powered vehicles to choose from, says Andreas Sambel, director-diesel marketing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/us-light-vehicle-diesel-offerings-double-year-bosch-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/us-light-vehicle-diesel-offerings-double-year-bosch-exec-says#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch 2013 Washington Auto Show Bosch Diesel Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:45:00 +0000 704781 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Audi offers 3L TDI diesel in U.S.</strong></p> NHTSA Activism Compelling More Auto Recalls, Strickland Says http://wardsauto.com/politics/nhtsa-activism-compelling-more-auto-recalls-strickland-says <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It has been not only the bully pulpit, but policy leadership and more open communication with the manufacturers,” NHTSA Administrator David Strickland says of the acceleration in callbacks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/nhtsa-activism-compelling-more-auto-recalls-strickland-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/nhtsa-activism-compelling-more-auto-recalls-strickland-says#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology U.S. Lexus Toyota 2013 Washington Auto Show Department of Transportation (DOT) Fuel Economy Laws/Law Enforcement National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety corporate average fuel economy standards David Strickland Ray LaHood sudden acceleration Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:28:00 +0000 703431 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>NHTSA now meeting regularly with all auto makers over safety issues, Strickland says.</strong></p>