Tag: Japan

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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Jul 18, 2019 - 05:42 pm

EV100 now counts 50 members & UK as Ambassador

With pharma giant AstraZeneca another large fleet operator is now committing itself to electrify its entire fleet by 2030 as part of the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative. Plus, the UK Government will be the first G7 nation to join the pledge as “Ambassador”.

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Jul 18, 2019 - 04:57 pm

Toyota’s battery-electric shuttle for 2020 Olympics

Toyota is developing a dedicated mobility vehicle especially for the Toko Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020. The battery-electric six-seater APM (Accessible People Mover) should bring athletes and officials as well as visitors to the games.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 01:17 pm

Honda expresses interest in 2020/21 Formula E

Honda has expressed interest in the Formula E racing series and has already held initial talks with series boss Alejandro Agag. However, the Japanese’s entry will probably be possible for the 2020/21 season at the earliest.

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Jun 27, 2019 - 02:50 pm

Alliance Ventures invests in The Mobility House

The Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance is investing in the energy service provider The Mobility House through its venture capital subsidiary Alliance Ventures. As of yet, the scope of the investment is unknown.

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Jun 8, 2019 - 11:43 pm

Toyota speeds up battery-electric cars with CATL & BYD

Toyota has now announced that it will enter into a number of collaborations in China to accelerate the development of its electric cars by 5 years and to ensure the supply of key components such as batteries. The new partners include CATL and BYD, among others.

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Jun 6, 2019 - 01:13 pm

Toyota and Subaru develop new electric platform

Toyota and Subaru have agreed to develop a joint BEV platform. In addition, the two Japanese manufacturers intend to jointly develop a purely battery-electric SUV model in the C segment that will be sold under both brands.

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Jun 4, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Japan tightens CO2 vehicle standards for 2030

The Japanese government has set new standards for the fleet consumption of car manufacturers until 2030. Car manufacturers must reduce the consumption and thus the CO2 emissions of their vehicles sold by 32 per cent by 2030 compared to 2016 – to an average of around 3.9 litres of gasoline per 100 kilometres.

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May 31, 2019 - 04:08 pm

China: Tesla’s Model 3 factory ready for orders

Tesla has opened the order books in China for the Model 3, which the EV manufacturer will produce in its Shanghai plant, which is still under construction. The first deliveries of the Model 3 from local production are scheduled to start in six to ten months.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/21/toyota-reveals-plans-for-growth-in-europe/
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