Tag: Japan

May 11, 2021 - 05:14 pm

Toyota launches fuel cell cooperation with Eneos

Toyota and the Japanese energy company Eneos have entered into a partnership to advance hydrogen mobility. The core of the cooperation is the expansion of Toyota’s future project Woven City into a hydrogen-based model city.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:25 pm

BASF and Umicore sign patent agreement

BASF and Umicore have entered into a non-exclusive patent agreement covering a broad range of cathode materials and their precursors. The cross-licensing deal covers more than 100 patent families filed in Europe, the USA, China, Korea and Japan.

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May 2, 2021 - 12:24 pm

Horiba expands vehicle testing capacities with electric vehicles

The Japanese development service provider Horiba is expanding its range to include testing solutions for electrified vehicles. The eMobility service spectrum is to be available for the entire range of vehicle types; from passenger cars and heavy commercial vehicles to machines and equipment.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 02:19 pm

GS Yuasa to expands hybrid battery production capacities

The Japanese battery specialist GS Yuasa has decided to at least double its production capacities for lithium-ion batteries for use in hybrid vehicles. To this end, the company’s subsidiary Blue Energy is strengthening its production lines in Kyoto and building a second plant at the same location.

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Apr 7, 2021 - 04:32 pm

Great Wall Motor to launch hydrogen SUV & truck

Great Wall Motor has announced that it will launch its first hydrogen-powered SUV model and 100 FC heavy-duty trucks in 2021. GWM also plans to contribute a hydrogen-powered passenger car fleet to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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Mar 31, 2021 - 02:43 pm

Toyota develops fuel cell ambulance with Mirai drive

Toyota plans to test a fuel cell-powered emergency vehicle with a Japanese Red Cross hospital. The project will start in the summer of 2021 and is intended to confirm that FC vehicles are operational in the medical and disaster control sectors.

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Mar 31, 2021 - 12:59 pm

Toyota & SinoHytec found fuel cell joint venture

Toyota is founding another joint venture for commercial vehicles with fuel cells in China. The new joint venture, in which Toyota and fuel cell specialist SinoHytec each hold a 50 per cent stake, will focus on the production and sale of FC systems.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 12:32 pm

Daimler launches EQS battery production

Shortly before the world premiere on 15 April 2021, Daimler has started battery production for its EV flagship Mercedes EQS. As part of the Untertürkheim site, the Hedelfingen plant section is responsible for battery system production for the EQS, followed by systems for the upcoming EQE model.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 10:37 am

Nissan batteries lead second life on the shop floor

Nissan has found yet a new way of life for retired batteries from its Leaf electric model. Some now power Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) – the driverless transport vehicles that deliver parts to the required location in the car factory.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 05:12 pm

Marubeni invests in Skeleton

The ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies from Estonia has entered into a strategic partnership with the Japanese trading company Marubeni, which is also investing an undisclosed amount in Skeleton.

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Mar 3, 2021 - 01:17 pm

E-buses from BYD headed to COP26 in Glasgow & Kyoto

Major electric bus maker BYD has received orders from the UK and Japan, and the US to deliver zero-emission vehicles. At least the electric buses headed for Glasgow and Kyoto will make for a sight, whereas the EVs going to the US will go there silently.

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Jan 27, 2021 - 04:00 pm

All Nissan models electrified from early 2030s

Nissan has announced plans to electrify every new model in Japan, China, the US and Europe from the early 2030s. The carmaker also plans to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars in China under its main brand and its Chinese brand Venucia.

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Jan 6, 2021 - 02:40 pm

CATL aims for 230 GWh production in 2021

CATL wants to massively expand its production capacities for battery cells, to 230 GWh this year and to 1,200 GWh in 2025. In parallel, the Chinese battery manufacturer is aiming to expand to Japan, Indonesia, the USA and Europe.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 05:11 pm

Aspark begins serial production of the ‘Owl’

The Japanese conglomerate Aspark has started production of a small series of 50 examples of the Owl sports car. The car is expected to go from 0 to 100 kph in under two seconds. The model, which is available for a price of three million euros each, is probably not yet sold out.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 04:34 pm

Panasonic & Tesla reach deal on Japanese battery cells

Tesla has reached a new pricing agreement with its longtime partner Panasonic on battery cells manufactured in Japan for the period Oct. 1, 2020, through March 31, 2022, according to a now-released filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 10:21 pm

Nissan opts against making Ariya EV in UK due to Brexit

Nissan decided against assigning the Sunderland plant to make the new Ariya model. All hopes to increase if not secure production in Britain with the new electric car are dashed as the company appears to have changed plans, possibly due to a no-deal Brexit.

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Dec 16, 2020 - 04:00 pm

Japan doubles electric vehicle subsidies

Japan’s Environment Ministry is increasing its subsidies for the purchase of battery electric vehicles. The maximum amount per BEV vehicle will be doubled to 800,000 yen (about 6,340 euros), provided the electricity used in the buyer’s home or office is generated from renewable energy sources.

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Dec 13, 2020 - 07:17 pm

Toyota drives fuel cell commercial vehicle development

Toyota continues to drive hydrogen commercial vehicle development in Japan and the US. At home, the company and its subsidiary Hino Motors have agreed with three major retail chains to test fuel cell light commercial vehicles. In California, Toyota went full-on in with near-production heavy-duty FC trucks.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 02:35 pm

Lexus presents new electric drive control system

For the next generation of its electric and hybrid vehicles, Lexus has introduced an electric drive control system called Direct4. A purely battery-electric concept vehicle based on this technology is to be presented in the first quarter of 2021.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 12:36 pm

Toyota outlines e-TNGA product lineup

Toyota is now revealing more about its new e-TNGA platform. The company has just announced production preparations for a new SUV model with a purely electric drive based on the new platform.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 01:04 pm

Japan considers banning combustion engines

The Japanese government has plans to ban the sale of cars powered exclusively by combustion engines. According to two media reports, the government could present details of the program later this month.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 02:22 pm

Japan to double electric vehicle subsidies

According to reports in Japanese media, the government of Japan plans to double its subsidies for battery-electric vehicles as part of a supplementary budget for 2020. This includes both privately owned vehicles as well as company vehicles.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 03:16 pm

Prime Planet to increase cell production efficiency

Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, the battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic founded in April 2020, aims to increase the efficiency of its development and production processes tenfold in order to better compete with larger Chinese competitors.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 02:54 pm

Traton & Hino launch e-mobility joint venture

Traton and Hino are intensifying their cooperation in the field of electromobility. As part of their strategic partnership, the commercial vehicle subsidiaries of Volkswagen and Toyota have signed a joint venture agreement to speed up development for products with battery and FC technology.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/11/toyota-launches-fuel-cell-cooperation-with-eneos/
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