Frankfurt Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69981/more en Continental Says Made Correct Call on Conventional Electric Motors http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/continental-says-made-correct-call-conventional-electric-motors <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">China, which provides 95% of the rare earths used in permanent magnets for high-tech products such as newer, more-efficient electric motors, last week announced the closing of three mines, restricting supply.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/continental-says-made-correct-call-conventional-electric-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt Auto Show Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Materials Europe Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers BMW Mercedes Renault Politics Frankfurt Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles Materials Vehicles & Technology BMW Electric Vehicles Europe Hybrids Mercedes Renault Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:01:00 +0000 359021 at http://wardsauto.com Poor Sales Doomed Mazda6 in Flat Rock JV http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/poor-sales-doomed-mazda6-flat-rock-jv <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Production and sales volumes of the midsize Mazda6 have fallen far short of the 100,000-unit target set for North America when the second-generation sedan launched in 2008.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/poor-sales-doomed-mazda6-flat-rock-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Frankfurt Auto Show Industry Diesel U.S. Europe Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Mazda Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Diesel Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Diesel Europe Ford Mustang Frankfurt auto show Mazda Mazda6 Skyactiv Takashi Yamanouchi U.S. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:32:00 +0000 400921 at http://wardsauto.com PSA Embraces Hybrids at Frankfurt http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/psa-embraces-hybrids-frankfurt <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the unveiling of the two hybrids at the Frankfurt show, the Peugeot 3008 HY4 already launched and a future sedan model in the works, the French auto maker will have four cars sharing the same powertrain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/psa-embraces-hybrids-frankfurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt Auto Show Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Europe Germany Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Bosch Delphi PSA Frankfurt Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles Vehicles & Technology Delphi Frankfurt auto show Frederic Banzet Germany hybrid PSA Peugeot Citroen Vincent Rambaud Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:21:00 +0000 407541 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler, Renault-Nissan Partnership Proving Promising http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/daimler-renault-nissan-partnership-proving-promising <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The relationship is centered on three pillars – joint development and/or technology sharing for small cars, engines and light-commercial vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/daimler-renault-nissan-partnership-proving-promising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt Auto Show Industry Europe Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Daimler Infiniti Mercedes Management & Strategy Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Vehicles & Technology Carlos Ghosn Daimler Dieter Zetsche Europe Infiniti Mercedes Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:34:00 +0000 403381 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Van Lineup Merging http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-van-lineup-merging <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Chief Financial Officer Lewis Booth delivers a slide presentation that shows a platform convergence between the Ford Transit and Ford E-Series van.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-van-lineup-merging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Frankfurt Auto Show Industry U.S. Europe Technology Turkey Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Daimler Fiat Ford Nissan Renault Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicles & Technology Chrysler Daimler Europe Fiat Ford Frankfurt auto show Lewis Booth Nissan Ram Renault Turkey U.S. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:43:00 +0000 401031 at http://wardsauto.com Suppliers at Frankfurt Not Taking Weight Reduction Lightly http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/suppliers-frankfurt-not-taking-weight-reduction-lightly <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Auto makers have done most of the light-weighting they can achieve using high-strength steel. Expensive materials may be needed to help meet new fuel-efficiency goals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/suppliers-frankfurt-not-taking-weight-reduction-lightly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt Auto Show Industry Manufacturing Technology Materials Europe Germany Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers BMW Aluminum Frankfurt Auto Show Manufacturing Technology Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology BMW Frankfurt auto show Germany Plastic Omnium Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:27:00 +0000 399651 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Expands Diesel Offerings in Europe, But Not U.S. http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/bmw-expands-diesel-offerings-europe-not-us <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although the four show vehicles primarily are intended for the German home market, where some 50% of new-car buyers pick diesels, a BMW executive says a 4-cyl. diesel is being considered for the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/bmw-expands-diesel-offerings-europe-not-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt Auto Show Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Diesel Europe Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers BMW Diesel Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Vehicles & Technology BMW Diesel Europe Frankfurt auto show hybrid Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:30:00 +0000 405441 at http://wardsauto.com Brand Awareness Key to Chevrolet Growth in Europe http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/brand-awareness-key-chevrolet-growth-europe <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the addition of the Malibu and Cruze C-car, Chevrolet now is playing in 25% of European segments. However, Wayne Brannon, president of Chevrolet Europe, sees that number expanding to 50% by 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/brand-awareness-key-chevrolet-growth-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt Auto Show Industry Europe Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Audi Auto Makers BMW Mercedes Politics Sales & Marketing Frankfurt Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Audi BMW Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Europe Europe Frankfurt auto show Mercedes Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:40:00 +0000 401561 at http://wardsauto.com Opel Plugs Future of EVs at Frankfurt http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/opel-plugs-future-evs-frankfurt <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM Europe Chairman Nick Reilly says electric vehicles could have a 15% share of the Chinese market by 2020, with Europe next, followed by North America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/opel-plugs-future-evs-frankfurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt Auto Show Industry China Europe Safety Technology Germany Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers General Motors Opel/Vauxhall Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Electronics Frankfurt Auto Show Vehicles & Technology China Europe Frankfurt General Motors Opel Volt Tue, 13 Sep 2011 19:30:00 +0000 407031 at http://wardsauto.com Fisker Breaks Into Niche Segment With 5-Door Surf EV http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/fisker-breaks-niche-segment-5-door-surf-ev <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Surf uses the same platform and powertrain as the auto maker’s electric Karma sports sedan, which has started deliveries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/fisker-breaks-niche-segment-5-door-surf-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt Auto Show Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Europe Germany Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Vehicles & Technology electric vehicle Frankfurt auto show Germany Henrik Fisker Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:58:00 +0000 406131 at http://wardsauto.com