2019 Suzuki Jimny: price and specs revealed

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Say hello to the new Suzuki Jimny, described as a “one-and-only, small, lightweight” off-roader

Toyota and Suzuki to start discussing joint projects for technological development, vehicle production, and market development; India and Africa

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) agreed to start discussing new joint projects in the fields of technological development, vehicle production, and market development. Topics under discussion include: Denso Corporation and Toyota to provide Suzuki with technological support for a compact, ultrahigh-efficiency powertrain to be developed by Suzuki. Or, as I like to say, Suzuki is a company that puts into practice being “The Best in Town.”

Video review: Suzuki Jimny

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The Suzuki Jimny has been turning heads since the SUV was revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, but now it’s here does it live up to the hype as a true workhorse?

Mobility services company MONET forms partnerships with Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu & Mazda; Hino & Honda make additional investments

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has concluded capital and business partnership agreements with Isuzu Motors Limited , Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co., Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda each plan to invest in MONET by August 2019 and acquire approximately 2% of its shares. On-demand transportation through regional partnerships and corporate shuttles will begin in fiscal year 2018 through cooperation with local public agencies and private companies.

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Toshiba making SCiB battery business an independent unit; higher energy density batteries with titanium niobium oxide anodes for EVs

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Separately, in 2017, Toshiba, Suzuki Motor Corporation and Denso Corporation agreed to establish a joint venture company to produce automotive lithium-ion battery packs in India, and Toshiba will also collaborate with Johnson Controls Power Solutions in the US.

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Japan researchers develop all-solid-state batteries with low resistance at electrode/solid electrolyte interface

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Hideyuki Kawasoko, Susumu Shiraki, Toru Suzuki, Ryota Shimizu, and Taro Hitosugi (2018) “Extremely Low Resistance of Li3PO4 Electrolyte/Li(Ni0.5Mn1.5)O4

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Tokyo Tech, Fujitsu achieve 120 Gbps wireless transmission with new CMOS chip

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Tokgoz, Shotaro Maki, Jian Pang, Noriaki Nagashima, Ibrahim Abdo, Seitaro Kawai, Takuya Fujimura, Yoichi Kawano, Toshihide Suzuki, Taisuke Iwai, Kenichi Okada, Akira Matsuzawa (2018) “A 120Gb/s 16QAM CMOS Millimeter-Wave Wireless Transceiver”. Tokyo Tech and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

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Teijin acquires composites company Inapal to expand European automotive business

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The acquisition was completed at the beginning of August 2018, following the satisfactory completion of customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. —Jun Suzuki, president and CEO, Teijin Limited. Teijin Limited has acquired Inapal Plasticos SA (Inapal), a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal. The shares of Inapal will be purchased by Teijin Holdings Netherlands B.V., the Teijin Group’s holding company in the Netherlands.

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Diesel car registrations in Europe in 2017 down 7.9%; SUV sales up 19.5%; AFVs up 46% but share still low

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Thanks to the C-HR and Ignis, Toyota and Suzuki were the best performing groups of the year, with volume increasing by 12.4% In Europe, diesel car registrations fell by 7.9% million units in 2017, representing just 43.7% of market share—the lowest for the segment in the last decade, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. Gasoline car registrations benefited from the decline of diesel, growing by 10.9% (+760,000 units) to a 50% market share; SUVs led growth with a record 4.56

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. Overall, 2018 marked a somewhat challenging year for the global car market, as sales fell for the first time since 2009, logging 86.01

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Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

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Registrations of BEV, PHEV, HEV and other electric vehicles totalled 96,600 units in July—as demand increased by 29% from July 2018. However, the increase seen in July 2018 was still lower than the 35%, 18% and 12% increases seen in July 2018, July 2017 and July 2016, respectively.

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Study finds crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

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Susumu Shiraki, Tetsuroh Shirasawa, Tohru Suzuki, Hideyuki Kawasoko, Ryota Shimizu and Taro Hitosugi (2018) “Atomically Well-Ordered Structure at Solid Electrolyte and Electrode Interface Reduces the Interfacial Resistance” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b08926.

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Boeing, Japanese aviation industry unveil biofuel roadmap to 2020 Olympics

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—Shinji Suzuki, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo. The broad timeline for implementation is: Formulation of a business plan during FY 2015 ~ 2016; Design and construction of a plant from FY 2016 ~ 2018; Trial operation in 2019; and.

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Ford and Toyota establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium to accelerate industry-driven standard for in-vehicle apps

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FHI) and Suzuki Motor Corporation are the first automaker members of the consortium. Toyota plans to commercialize a telematics system using SDL around 2018. Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company are forming SmartDeviceLink Consortium ( SDL ), a nonprofit organization working to manage an open-source software platform with the goal of giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road.

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Auto Alliance urges EPA to withdraw premature Final Determination on light-duty GHG regulations, resume Midterm Evaluation process with NHTSA

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The Alliance is not arguing for a rollback of standards; instead, it is arguing for a resumption of the original Midterm Evaluation timetable (to which NHTSA appears to be adhering), that would result in findings by April 2018. Because of the obvious uncertainties this entailed, EPA and NHTSA agreed to a Midterm Evaluation that would review the standards by April 2018.

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Global Automakers calls on EPA to withdraw proposed determination on MY 2022-2025 GHG standards, get back in alignment with NHTSA, provide more time

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Global Automakers, the trade association representing the US divisions of 12 international automakers (Aston Martin, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Maserati, McLaren, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota), has called on the EPA either to withdraw its proposed determination on MY 2022-2025 light duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards or to extend the comment period.

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