Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) completed in Japan; aiming for low-cost green hydrogen production; P2G

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), Tohoku Electric Power Co., Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power-to-Gas Solar Solar fuels

2020 142

Toshiba’s SCiB Li-ion battery system Japan’s first recognized compliant with ClassNK guidline for marine vessels

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The certification covers twelve storage battery system components, including SCiB lithium-ion rechargeable battery modules, current sensors, and the battery management unit (BMU) which monitors the voltage, temperature, and current of the battery module.

2020 108

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Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer.

2019 164

DAIHEN leverages WiTricity wireless charging technology for solar-powered mobility demo in Japan

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WiTricity’s technology for wireless power transfer over distance was central to a next-generation electric mobility demonstration in Osaka, Japan, led by DAIHEN Corporation, a global leader in electric power transmission. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Wireless

2020 117

KYOCERA and BYD Japan to collaborate on integrated energy system for EVs

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Kyocera Corporation and BYD Japan Co., Electric (Battery) Japanthe Japanese arm of China’s BYD Co. announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs.

2019 103

Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable.

2018 126

Adamas: China, US and Japan drove 73% of electrified vehicle battery nickel deployment in May 2019

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In May 2019, 73% of all nickel metal equivalent (NME) deployed in passenger electrified vehicle batteries globally went into vehicles sold in China, the US and Japan, collectively, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Nickel Monthly ’ report. In China, battery nickel is consumed mainly as nickel sulfate. In the US, as in China, battery nickel is consumed mainly as nickel sulfate. Batteries Materials

2019 77

Nissan, Sumitomo open electric-car battery recycling plant in Japan

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The town of Namie, in eastern Japan, was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and has struggled to recover from the devastation of that day. Batteries battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse energy storageAlmost seven years later, the first new plant in town is set to open, one contributing to clean energy and zero-emission vehicles to boot. Carmaker Nissan and an arm of the giant trading company.

2018 66

Nissan, Mitsubishi opt for Toshiba SCiB rechargeable battery for hybrid kei cars

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The battery will be integrated into the recuperation battery system supplied by Marelli Corporation. Toshiba Group will continue to strengthen its battery business, taking advantages of the characteristics of the SCiB. Batteries Hybrids Japan

2020 105

Japan NEDO launches major $90M solid-state Li-ion battery project targeting EVs; 23 companies, 15 universities/research institutes

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has launched the second phase of a major solid-state Li-ion battery project in a quest to achieve both high energy density and safety in batteries for electric vehicles. NEDO set a target date of fiscal 2022 for the core technologies; prior NEDO work in solid-state battery research primarily engaged materials makers. Batteries Japan Solid-state

2018 76

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

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A team from Tohoku University and Tokyo Tech have addressed one of the major disadvantages of all-solid-state batteries by developing batteries with a low resistance at their electrode/solid electrolyte interface. cm 2 in solid-state Li batteries with Li(Ni 0.5

2018 116

Nissan launches Note e-POWER NISMO S in Japan

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The Nissan Note e-POWER NISMO S has gone on sale in Japan, offering buyers of the country’s best-selling car more power and sportiness. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

2018 122

Japan V2G demonstrator project using EVs as virtual power plant resource; METI funding

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Japan is promoting the adoption and expansion of renewable energy sources as a measure to reduce greenhouse gases. The seven companies aim to establish the V2G aggregation business by building systems that make effective use of EV/PHEV batteries. Electric (Battery) Japan Plug-ins V2X

2018 91

Nissan to launch 3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models in Japan by FY2022; 100K LEAFs sold in Japan

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Nissan announced that it plans to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-POWER models in Japan by the end of fiscal 2022 (31 March 2023). e-POWER technology features a small gasoline engine that charges a high-output battery, eliminating the need for an external charging source. Nissan expects electric vehicles and e-POWER models to make up 40% of sales in Japan by the end of the company’s 2022 fiscal year. 100,000 LEAFs sold in Japan.

2018 73

Japan and France to explore broad-ranging cooperation on future automotive industry; autonomy, batteries, fuel cells, policy

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Japan and France have agreed to share information and explore deeper cooperation on the automotive industry. In a Memorandum of Cooperation , the two governments said they had “ decided to establish a policy dialogue aimed at sharing information, supporting significant transformations of the environment of the automotive industry, and exchanging opinions concerning the possibility of further cooperation between Japan and France in industrial policy for the automotive industry. ”.

2019 69

Nissan’s 2nd e-Power system on sale in Japan; Serena e-POWER minivan delivers 62 mpg US on JC08

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Nissan Serena e-POWER goes on sale in JapanThe Nissan Serena e-POWER will go on sale in Japan on 1 March, combining the exceptional driving performance of the e-POWER electrified powertrain ( earlier post ) with the family-friendly features of the popular Serena minivan.

2018 100

7 Japanese companies form e5 Consortium to promote electric vessels; launching electric tanker in 2022

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Seven Japan-based companies—Asahi Tanker Co., Coastal shipping in Japan faces structural issues such as a shortage of mariners due to the aging of the seagoing workforce and the aging of the vessels. Electric (Battery) Emissions Japan Ports and Marine

2020 91

Great Wall Motor battery offshoot SVOLT premieres Li-ion battery lineup, targeting EVs

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New battery company SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd, whose precursor was the Battery Business Unit of Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd, introduced its cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA). Batteries China Electric (Battery

2019 168

Panasonic to increase automotive lithium-ion battery production in Japan

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Panasonic Corporation will start production of automotive lithium-ion batteries at a factory in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production amid increasing demand for such batteries. Panasonic has been building up its production capacity of automotive batteries in Japan, the United States, and China. The world market for automotive batteries is growing rapidly.

Seven-Eleven Japan, Toyota launching next-gen convenience store project in 2019; fuel cell trucks and generators

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Stationary fuel cell generators (FC generators) and rechargeable batteries will be introduced at stores, managed centrally by building energy management systems (BEMS), raising the proportion of renewable energy and electric power derived from hydrogen used. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Japan

2018 102

Japan’s NIMS reports highly stable cycling of nanoporous, amorphous silicon anodes for all-solid-state lithium batteries

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Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) have reported that nanoporous, amorphous silicon film anodes can show excellent cycling stability with extremely high lithium storage capacity: 2962?mAh?g Batteries

2018 91

Japan automakers form joint venture to advance electric charging infrastructure: Nippon Charge Service

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The goal is to help build a charging network that offers more convenience to drivers in Japan. Development Bank of Japan Inc. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Japan Plug-ins Policy Smart charging Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Honda Motor Co.,

2014 122

Toyota launches Corolla hybrid models in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) launched hybrid versions of the Corolla Axio sedan and Corolla Fielder station wagon in Japan. Monthly sales target for Japan are 1,000 units of the Corolla Axio hybrid and 1,500 units of the Corolla Fielder hybrid. The NiMH hybrid battery is placed under the rear seat for more efficient use of interior space. Hybrids Japan

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Moody’s Japan says push for electrified vehicles poses credit challenges for key Japanese sectors

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Moody’s Japan K.K. says that the push toward alternative-fuel vehicles—battery electric vehicles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles—poses a credit challenge for multiple sectors in Japan, with the large auto sector and sectors such as steel and refining most affected. Moody’s conclusions are included in its just-released report “ Cross-sector: Push for alternative-fuel vehicles presents challenges for Japan Inc. ”.

2018 65

Dual-Carbon Battery: Same Energy Density, Safer, Longer Life Than Lithium-Ion, Says Power Japan Plus

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In the search for better electric-car batteries, lots of lab research has to happen before anything can be announced. Today, a company called Power Japan Plus came out of stealth mode to unveil a new battery chemistry, with both electrodes--anode and cathode--made of carbon.

2014 114

Nissan Leaf refurbished batteries offered for older electric cars, in Japan

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With more than 300,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars on the road, some more than six years old, battery degradation is becoming more and more of an issue. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse ReplacementThe different rates of capacity loss are a topic of much discussion among Leaf owners, but it now seems likely that Nissan's choice of passive air cooling rather than active liquid cooling has.

2018 66

Nissan LEAF NISMO to go on sale in Japan

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The Nissan LEAF NISMO will go on sale July 31 in Japan, combining the excitement and advanced technologies of the world’s best-selling electric car with the sporty image and performance of the NISMO road car series. Electric (Battery

2018 85

Nissan to launch car-sharing service in Japan with new LEAF, Note e-POWER

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As part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan will introduce a car-sharing service in Japan enabling users to experience the company’s advanced technologies in vehicle electrification and intelligence. The service will initially be offered at about 30 stations in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama and other prefectures in Japan. Autonomous driving Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Japan

2017 65

Daimler Trucks & Buses targets completely CO2-neutral fleet of new vehicles by 2039 in Europe, Japan and NAFTA

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Daimler Trucks & Buses, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO 2 -neutral in driving operation (“tank-to-wheel”) in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039.

2019 91

Japan Post and Honda to collaborate on using electric motorcycles for postal deliveries

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Japan Post Co., During the past approximately half century, Japan Post and Honda have built a cooperative relationship through the development and operation of delivery motorcycles. Japan Post and Honda will now jointly conduct demonstration testing on the use of electric vehicles for postal delivery operation and charging stations at post offices. Electric (Battery) Japanand Honda Motor Co.

2017 60

Japan Ministries propose light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards for 2022

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The new standards will require that the fuel economy of model year 2022 light and medium commercial vehicles sold in Japan average 17.9 In total, motor vehicles are responsible for 16% of CO 2 emissions in Japan. Fuel Efficiency Japan Policy Regulations

2015 98

Japan researchers develop two new lithium superionic conductors for high-performance solid-state batteries

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The scientists synthesized two crystal materials that show great promise as lithium superionic conductors for use as solid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries. Two cells based on the novel solid electrolytes performed very well in trials in comparison with lithium-ion batteries.

2016 85

Toyota to launch its fuel cell vehicle in Japan before April 2015, priced around $68,700; reveals exterior

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Toyota’s Mitsuhisa Kato briefs the media in Japan on the timing and pricing of the FCV, and outlines the company’s view of the role of fuel cell vehicles. When compressed, hydrogen has a higher energy density than batteries and is easier to store and transport.

2014 130

Honda begins sales of Clarity Fuel Cell in Japan; targeting 200 units first year

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began sales in Japan of its all-new fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the Clarity Fuel Cell. Honda will begin with small-volume production at the Production Supervisory Unit and Powertrain Production Supervisory Unit (located in Tochigi, Japan), eventually expanding production volume.

2016 85

Team TAISAN and Power Japan Plus form partnership to develop electric go-kart powered by Ryden Dual Carbon Battery

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Racing group Team TAISAN and materials engineer Power Japan Plus—a company that is commercializing a dual carbon battery technology ( earlier post )—have formed a partnership to develop an electric racing vehicle, which will be the first to use the Ryden dual carbon battery.

2014 98

Lexus UX300e electric car revealed for China, Europe, Japan—but not US

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The 2020 Lexus UX 300e packs a 54.3-kilowatt-hour battery pack powering a 150-kilowatt (201-horsepower) motor driving the front wheels.

2019 87

Report: Toyota to begin sales of fuel cell sedan in Japan this December

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The Nikkei reports that Toyota will begin sales of its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV), reportedly named Mirai, in Japan in December. The company had earlier said the fuel cell sedan would be on sale in Japan before April 2015, and in the US and Europe by summer 2015.

2014 107

Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. Nissan says that although e-POWER uses a much smaller battery than the LEAF (1.5 Batteries Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Motors

2016 150

Japan team demonstrates pure hydride-ion conduction; potential for next-generation batteries

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, in collaboration with colleagues in Japan, have demonstrated the first electrochemical reaction based on hydride ions in an oxide-based solid-state cell for potential next-generation batteries. Batteries

2016 78

TÜV SÜD and ESPEC partnering for EV battery testing in Japan

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TÜV SÜD Japan Ltd. is partnering with ESPEC Cooperation to build a test center for large battery systems in Japan. The aim is to offer a complete range of testing for traction batteries for electric vehicles in Japan in 2015. The new Japan lab will become the seventh in TÜV SÜD’s international network of battery labs. For the first time destructive testing of battery systems is required.

2014 81

Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation launched the completely redesigned Voxy minivan through Netz dealers, and the completely redesigned Noah minivan through Toyota Corolla dealers; hybrid models are scheduled for release on 14 February. Hybrids Japan Noah G (hybrid model with options).

2014 105

Japanese researchers estimate 16M tonnes of rare earth deposits in deep-sea mud off Japan; hundreds of years of supply

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A team of Japanese researchers from multiple institutions has calculated that an area of deep-sea mud in the western North Pacific Ocean near Minami-Torishima Island, Japan, contains more than 16 million tons of rare-earth elements and yttrium (REY).

2018 118

Nissan to produce new LEAF in Japan, US and UK

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The two production sites join Nissan’s Oppama Plant in Japan, which is producing the new generation of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. in Japan and in the coming months in the US, Canada and Europe. Nissan LEAF batteries will continue to be produced in Smyrna, Sunderland and Zama, Japan. Nissan Motor Co.,

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