Tag: Japan

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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Oct 20, 2020 - 12:34 pm

Inflatable electric scooter starts to look serious

After news about an inflatable electric scooter made the rounds from Japan last year, the project has continued development, showcasing even more advantages from such unusual materials. The makers of the ‘Poimo’ have announced they found a way to create individualised inflatable electric vehicles in many different shapes.

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Oct 15, 2020 - 05:06 pm

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV available in 2021

Mitsubishi has announced the redesigned Eclipse Cross, which will be offered in select markets in Asia, Europe and Australia for the first time as a plug-in hybrid with a modified version of the drive system from the Outlander PHEV.

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Oct 7, 2020 - 02:16 pm

Prime Planet to make batteries for hybrids from 2022

The battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic, Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, is building up capacity to produce batteries for hybrid vehicles. The joint venture is installing a production line for prismatic lithium-ion batteries.

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Sep 18, 2020 - 06:24 pm

VanMoof raises 34 million euros

The Dutch e-bike manufacturer VanMoof has raised another 34 million euros from investors. The Series B funding comes only a few months after a 12.5 million euro investment in May and is meant to support VanMoof’s global expansion.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 03:02 pm

Cocoa Motors delivers carry-on LEV called Walkcar

The Japanese company Cocoa Motors finally started the worldwide sale of what they call the Walkcar in August after they introduced the skateboard-like concept in 2015. The LEV weighs only 2.9 kilos and is the size of a 13-inch laptop.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Fuel cell spacecraft from Japan

The manned FC lunar vehicle that Toyota is developing with the Japanese space agency JAXA is taking shape. Currently, test parts for all technological components are being developed for the rover prototype, which will be named the Lunar Cruiser.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:26 pm

Toyota’s flouride ion battery with 1,000 km range

Toyota is working with scientists from the University of Kyoto on a new fluoride ion battery, which should offer about seven times as much energy per unit weight as conventional lithium-ion batteries and could enable electric vehicles to drive 1,000 kilometres on one charge.

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Jul 15, 2020 - 02:19 pm

Nissan Ariya: Dedicated EV design for a “new” Nissan

Nissan revealed the new all-electric model in Japan today, deeming the Nissan Ariya crossover “to mark a new chapter” for the company’s electric vehicles to come. Indeed, the most dearly missing features in its other EV have received an overdue makeover.

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May 23, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Mazda launches production of the MX-30 in Ujina

Mazda has started production of the all-electric MX-30 at its plant in Ujina, Japan. In the second half of 2020 the electric car will roll into the showrooms of European Mazda dealers. While prices have not been released for most individual markets, in Germany, it will start at 33,490 euros.

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May 4, 2020 - 07:48 pm

Nissan could withdraw from Europe

Nissan reportedly wants to withdraw from Europe and instead focus more on its main markets: the USA, China and Japan. The news comes through sources of Reuters and also includes repercussions on the alliance’s e-mobility offering.

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Apr 28, 2020 - 06:42 pm

CHAdeMO 3.0 supports charging with “over 500 kW”

The CHAdeMO Association has presented the new CHAdeMO 3.0 protocol, which was jointly developed with the China Electricity Council (CEC). According to the organisation, the charging standard will enable DC charging with a capacity of “over 500 kW”.

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Apr 23, 2020 - 03:00 pm

BYD & Hino to cooperate on electric utility vehicles

BYD and Toyota’s commercial vehicle subsidiary Hino Motors have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in the field of electric vehicles. The agreement initially provides for the joint development of BEV commercial vehicles and will later extend to other areas such as sales.

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Apr 21, 2020 - 02:05 pm

Kawasaki electric motorbike named EV Endeavor

After Kawasaki officially confirmed the development of an electric motorcycle last year, the Japanese manufacturer has now released a series of videos with further details. The electric bike is to be called the Kawasaki EV Endeavor.

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Apr 21, 2020 - 01:57 pm

Subaru’s first electric model to drop in 2021

According to media reports, the first electric model of Subaru will be called Evoltis and will have its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2021. The electric SUV will be based on the electric vehicle platform developed by Subaru together with Toyota.

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Apr 20, 2020 - 02:28 pm

Mazda patents a hybrid Wankel drive

Mazda has patented an extraordinary hybrid drive with a Wankel engine in Japan. The system works with a total of three electric motors and, according to Mazda, is primarily intended to be lighter than current electric four-wheel-drive systems.

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Apr 6, 2020 - 09:49 pm

ClassNK approves Toshiba SCiB batteries for marine use

Toshiba’s SCiB battery system won approval for use in marine vessels from the international ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). Certified battery system components are exempt from tests ordinarily required so that ship owners may now build in batteries more quickly using the Toshiba system.

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Mar 23, 2020 - 12:12 pm

Toyota & Hino developing Profia fuel cell truck

The Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and its commercial vehicle subsidiary Hino Motors are developing a fuel cell truck based on the Hino Profia. The vehicle will use technology that Toyota developed for the next generation Mirai.

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Mar 19, 2020 - 01:57 pm

Nissan to electrify all product lines in Japan

Nissan is gearing up to electrify all new and redesigned models to hit the Japanese market starting in the fiscal year 2020 under tighter emissions rules, local media has learned. There is also news on the upcoming models.

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Feb 18, 2020 - 04:03 pm

Daimler T&B launches worldwide charging initiative

The E-Mobility Group from Daimler Trucks & Buses is launching a worldwide initiative to establish a charging infrastructure for battery-electric trucks. The focus of the “eTruck Charging Initiative” will initially be on charging stations installed at the depots of truck customers.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/25/japan-to-double-electric-vehicle-subsidies/
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