Tag: Japan

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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Feb 4, 2020 - 10:59 am

Kubota impresses with AI operated e-tractor

With a concept that looks like out of a Transformers movie, the Japanese manufacturer Kubota provides a glimpse into the future of agriculture. The company claims to be a pioneer in introducing smart technologies in farming.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 03:55 pm

Isuzu & Honda to develop heavy FC truck

Honda and Isuzu Motors signed an agreement for joint research into heavy-duty trucks with fuel cells. The cooperation is, however, only scheduled for two years for the time being, concrete series models have not been announced.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 01:21 pm

LEVC to release hybrid-electric taxi in Japan

The UK Geely subsidiary LEVC is opening up a new market with its hybrid taxi, which combines an electric drive with a combustion engine as a range extender. The LEVC TX eCity has now been launched in Japan with the Fleetway and Service Company acting as the official importer and dealer.

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Dec 9, 2019 - 04:03 pm

Automobili Pininfarina expands sales to Japan

Luxury EV maker Automobili Pininfarina is expanding its global dealer network with the Sky Group in Japan. At the launch event in Tokyo, the company specifically stressed the importance of the Japanese market, but also of Asian markets in general for sales of its upcoming electric hypercar.

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Dec 7, 2019 - 05:13 pm

Toyota invests in May Mobility e-shuttle start-up

Toyota has just led May Mobility’s B round financing totalling $50M, which also included BMW iVentures. The financing should allow the Michigan-based startup to expand every aspect of the company and its autonomous electric shuttle fleet.

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Nov 14, 2019 - 05:36 pm

Driivz to help Ennet to deliver smart charging in Japan

The Ennet Corporation has selected Israeli software specialist Driivz to bring intelligent EV charging services to Japan. Driivz will provide smart charging software that includes platform modules as well as an app that will help the Japanese utility to broaden the services.

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Oct 23, 2019 - 12:55 pm

Mazda introduces their first electric car MX-30

Mazda has now officially unveiled its first battery-electric model. The electric SUV MX-30 is equipped with a 35.5 kWh battery and can now be reserved. However, sales in Europe will not start until late 2020, with a First Edition starting at 33,990 euros in Germany.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Toyota introduces their e-TNGA platform

New details have been revealed about the e-TNGA platform planned by Toyota for future battery-electric models. Toyota wants to cover different series based on the same platform – ranging from small electric cars with a range of 300 kilometres, up to larger electric SUVs with a range of 600 kilometres.

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Oct 11, 2019 - 05:43 pm

Toyota: first images of next-gen Mirai fuel cell car

Toyota will present the Mirai Concept, a preview of the second model generation of the fuel cell sedan at the Toyko Motor Show. Pre-release photos of the new edition, planned for 2020 show a more agreeable design as well as some technical changes.

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Aug 1, 2019 - 02:55 pm

Nidec & GAC found electric drive joint venture

The Japanese electric motor specialist Nidec and the Chinese vehicle manufacturer GAC have agreed to set up a joint venture for traction motors. The drives will initially be installed in GAC’s electric cars, but will later also be used by other manufacturers.

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Jul 19, 2019 - 01:00 pm

Toyota & BYD to cooperate on EV production

Toyota is accelerating their pace in developing battery electric vehicles: After a battery cooperation with CATL was signed a few days ago, the Japanese carmaker is now announcing the details of a comprehensive deal with BYD.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/04/03/traton-boss-renschler-says-fuel-cells-certainly-an-option/
03.04.2020 13:49