Tag: Japan

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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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/28/umicore-idemitsu-kosan-join-solid-state-battery-development/
28.06.2022 15:32