Tag: Japan

Oct 25, 2022 - 01:52 pm

Toyota to develop bZ3 with partners in China

Toyota has announced an all-electric sedan called the bZ3, developed in collaboration between Toyota, BYD and FAW Toyota, which is to be offered exclusively in China for the time being. In addition, according to media reports, there are indications that the Japanese could revise their electric strategy.

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Sep 27, 2022 - 03:24 pm

SkyDrive presents electric VTOL SD-05

The Japanese company SkyDrive shows the design of its electric aerial taxi SD-05, which is currently under development and is to be used at the World Expo 2025 in Osaka. The SD-05 is a two-seater, electrically powered air taxi designed for flights up to about ten kilometres.

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Sep 7, 2022 - 02:49 pm

Fuso presents new generation of eCanter light truck

Daimler truck subsidiary Fuso is unveiling the next generation of the all-electric eCanter light truck. The new vehicle will be offered in weight classes from 4.25 to 8.55 tons, in addition to the currently available 7.5-tonne truck. The Next Generation eCanter will celebrate its world premiere in Japan.

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Aug 3, 2022 - 01:44 pm

Toyota threatens to pull out of the UK over combustion limits

Toyota is apparently threatening to stop its British car production if the ban on new hybrid cars in the UK is brought forward to 2030. The British government had brought forward the ban on the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by five years to 2030 and announced the end of hybrid cars by […]

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Jul 29, 2022 - 01:50 pm

SkyDrive next up to opt for EP Systems’ air taxi batteries

News of advances in urban air mobility keeps flying in with Electric Power Systems announcing a new customer, this time from Japan. SkyDrive, a self-described developer of flying cars based at Toyota City, has opted for EPS’ ‘EPiC’ battery system to power future passenger drones.

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Jul 22, 2022 - 01:58 pm

BYD plans to hit the Japanese market with 3 BEVs

BYD announced its entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan debuting three models. The Atto 3 (known as Yuan Plus in China) is expected to go on sale in January. The Dolphin and Seal respectively will be available for purchase in the middle and second half of 2023.

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Jul 20, 2022 - 02:25 pm

Japanese manufacturer partnership to take on light commercial trucks

Isuzu, Toyota, Hino, and the Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation have announced they would jointly plan and develop light-duty fuel cell electric trucks for the mass market. The vehicles are to be introduced from January 2023 and used by the partners at distribution sites in Fukushima and Tokyo.

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Jun 28, 2022 - 03:23 pm

Umicore & Idemitsu Kosan join solid-state battery race

Belgian materials technology and recycling group Umicore and Japan’s energy company Idemitsu Kosan have agreed to develop high-performance materials for solid-state batteries jointly. Umicore will bring its expertise in cathode active materials (CAM) and banks on Idemitsu Kosan’s know-how in solid electrolytes.

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Jun 13, 2022 - 02:52 pm

Honda creates Striemo venture for micro-mobility

Honda announces a dedicated micro-mobility business called Striemo Inc. The new venture has already designed the first product, a three-wheeled scooter of the same name. The kickscooter features a special balance assist mechanism for more stable riding.

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Jun 7, 2022 - 01:43 pm

Oil company Eneos buys in to NEC’s charging network

Japan’s largest oil company Eneos (formerly Nippon Oil), is hooking on to the charging infrastructure business. They just acquired 4,600 AC chargers from electronics company NEC to operate at supermarkets, shopping malls and other facilities in Japan.

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May 20, 2022 - 01:41 pm

Nissan & Mitsubishi present compact EV for Japan

Nissan and Mitsubishi have presented a jointly developed electric small car for the Japanese market. It is marketed by Nissan under the name ‘Sakura’ and by Mitsubishi as ‘eK X EV’ and offers a range of 180 kilometres, according to Japanese WLTP standards.

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Apr 20, 2022 - 04:23 pm

Porsche & Audi start charging alliance in Japan

Porsche and Audi have established a “Premium Charging Alliance” in Japan, through which BEV customers of the brands will be able to use the fast-charging stations of both companies from July 2022. These will be located at both dealerships and in city centres.

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Apr 18, 2022 - 02:34 pm

All Solid-State Battery: Could Nissan make it first?

When Nissan announced it was prototyping all solid-state batteries, the news held an ambitious timeline to start pilot producing ASSBs in 2024 and power a series EV in 2028. In a follow-up call, Nissan detailed the basics of their technology, while claiming breakthroughs that build on an advantage indeed fewer carmakers have.

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Apr 12, 2022 - 12:26 pm

Honda to release 30 electrified models by 2030

Honda has concretised its electric plans. According to the Japanese company, they want to bring 30 battery-electric and hybrid-electric models onto the market worldwide by 2030 and achieve a sales volume of more than two million electric cars per year with these in the same year.

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Apr 5, 2022 - 01:59 pm

Suzuki & SkyDrive partner on eVTOL development

Japanese automakers Suzuki and SkyDrive have announced a partnership for the commercialization of flying cars. SkyDrive is a Japanese manufacturer of flying cars and is currently developing a compact, two-seating electric-powered flying car with plans for full-scale production.

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Feb 28, 2022 - 12:54 pm

Panasonic confirms 4680 battery cell production

Panasonic has now officially announced that it will set up a production facility for the new 4680 cells at its plant in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. These are to be suitable for use in electric cars. The company has thus confirmed a corresponding rumour.

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Feb 24, 2022 - 02:12 pm

QuantumScape opens R&D lab in Kyoto

Solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region and has announced the opening of a subsidiary in Kyoto, Japan, for this purpose. The new site will have an R&D laboratory that is scheduled to go into operation this year.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/10/28/toyota-jera-to-install-major-2nd-life-energy-system-in-japan/
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