Tag: Japan

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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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/26/marubeni-vertical-aerospace-plan-to-launch-vtol-service-in-japan/
26.09.2021 18:10