Tag: Japan

Nov 29, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Nissan wants to release 15 BEV models by 2030

Nissan is accelerating its electrification plans with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years as part of its now unveiled Ambition 2030 strategic plan. The Japanese carmaker plans 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure electric models.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 12:41 pm

Japan agrees on new EV subsidy budget

The Japanese government is providing a total of 37.5 billion yen (290 million euros) for e-mobility in a supplementary budget for 2021. The majority of the sum is to flow into purchase premiums for vehicles, the rest into charging and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 11:53 am

Toyota targets children to sell hybrids

Toyota is known to be very much in favour of hybrid and fuel cell drives and rather little in favour of battery electric vehicles. Now a report has detailed how Toyota (and other Japanese manufacturers) are imposing these views on children via brochures in schools.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 12:34 pm

UNECE wants minimum durability for batteries

The EU, the USA, China and other countries want to oblige carmakers to commit to a minimum durability of the batteries installed in their electric and hybrid cars. This was agreed in principle by the countries at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations in Geneva.

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Oct 29, 2021 - 03:01 pm

Mitsubishi presents new Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has unveiled the new edition of its Outlander PHEV. The SUV will go on sale in Japan in December, followed by Australia and New Zealand in the first half of 2022 and North America in the second half of 2022. Sales in Europe are not planned.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 12:52 pm

Panasonic presents prototype 4680 cells

Panasonic has presented a prototype of its 4680 cell for Tesla. Test production of the cells is scheduled to begin in Japan in March 2022. It is not yet clear when series production will begin. To date, Panasonic is the only known supplier commissioned by Tesla to build the 4680 cells.

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Oct 12, 2021 - 02:36 pm

Kawasaki to electrify main markets by 2035

Kawasaki plans to electrify all its motorbikes for the markets in Japan, Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia by 2035. The Japanese manufacturer includes both pure battery-electric and hybrid motorbikes.

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Oct 7, 2021 - 11:25 am

Real electric mobility scooter from Japan

With the C+walkT, Toyota is launching an electric scooter in Japan for the first time that has been specially designed for people with limited mobility. The three-wheeled electric scooter is supposed to score with its low footprint of 150 millimetres, which makes getting on and off as easy as possible.

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Sep 7, 2021 - 05:47 pm

Nissan joins race to reclaim mini EV segment

Nissan has announced plans to launch a new battery-electric mini-vehicle in Japan in early 2022. The small EV is part of a joint project with Mitsubishi and will have a nominal battery capacity of 20 kWh, which helps to keep the price down. However, competition at least overseas will be tough.

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Aug 27, 2021 - 10:53 am

Japan shows chargers do not correlate to BEVs

The number of charging stations in Japan declined last year for the first time since 2010, but there are apparently still too many for the roughly one per cent of electric cars on Japan’s roads. Now the government is reacting.

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Aug 18, 2021 - 01:55 pm

Subaru invests in e-mobility R&D centre

Japanese carmaker Subaru wants to become more competitive in the all-electric vehicle segment and is therefore planning to build a $272 million e-mobility research and development centre near Tokyo.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 01:18 pm

Nissan & Envision AESC to build battery plant in Japan

Nissan is announcing plans for a second car battery factory, this time in Japan, and again with partner Envision AESC of China. AESC and Nissan will jointly operate the plant, and news agencies report first details about location and capacity with confirmation expected tomorrow.

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Jul 6, 2021 - 02:36 pm

Sumitomo to invest ¥47 billion in cathode material production

The Japanese raw materials company Sumitomo Metal Mining has announced its intention to invest 47 billion yen (about 358 million euros) in expanding its production capacities for cathode materials. The company cites the car industry’s growing demand for batteries as the reason.

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Jun 21, 2021 - 02:31 pm

Ample expands automated battery swapping system (video)

Ample, the American start-up supported by Shell, among others, announced two partnerships in the past few days to deploy its technology for EV battery swapping in Japan and the USA. Ample supports fully automated modular battery exchanges and says it is working with various manufacturers.

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Jun 17, 2021 - 03:10 pm

Mazda plans its own electric platform for 2025

Mazda has revealed its new technology and product strategy up to the year 2030. Between 2022 and 2025, the Japanese automaker is planning three purely electric models, five plug-in hybrids and five hybrid models with Toyota technology based on the ‘Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture’.

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May 29, 2021 - 04:54 pm

Nissan & Envision AESC to build battery plants in the UK & Japan

Nissan and Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC plan to invest more than 200 billion yen (just under 1.5 billion euros) in battery factories for electric cars in the UK and Japan. The two plants are expected to deliver battery output for 700,000 electric vehicles per year from 2024.

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May 19, 2021 - 11:22 am

When less is not more

The number of charging stations for electric cars in Japan actually declined last year for the first time since 2010. The number of public and semi-public charging stations in Japan fell by 1,087 from the previous fiscal year.

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May 17, 2021 - 03:45 pm

Caterham looks to release purely electric roadster

British specialist brand Caterham is looking to secure its future and is working on an all-electric Seven set for launch in the coming years. A debut is likely to coincide with the company’s 50-year jubilee in 2023, UK media report.

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May 17, 2021 - 03:17 pm

Sakuu presents 3D printer for solid-state batteries

Sakuu Corporation has announced an industrial 3D printer to produce vehicle traction batteries. Developed with the support of Japanese automotive supplier Musashi Seimitsu, the 3D printer is designed to enable rapid mass production of solid-state batteries.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/01/cenntro-delivers-2000-all-electric-kei-cars-to-japan/
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