Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs. Electric (Battery) Japan

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JGC & Cosmo Oil to use Honeywell Ecofining technology in first commercial-scale SAF project in Japan

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JGC Holdings Corporation and Cosmo Oil Company will use Honeywell Ecofining technology ( earlier post ) for the first commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel project in Japan. The project will convert used cooking oil locally collected in Japan into renewable jet fuel meeting ASTM D7566 standards with start-up scheduled in 2025. Aviation & Aerospace Bio-hydrocarbons Fuels Japan

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Nissan to launch all-electric minivehicle in early FY2022 in Japan

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Nissan Motor plans to start sales of an all-new, all-electric minivehicle in Japan in early FY2022. The vehicle is part of a joint project with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and is being planned and developed by NMKV Co., NMKV is a 50/50 joint venture between the two companies engaged in product planning and project management for minivehicles sold in the Japan market. Electric (Battery) Japan

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ENEOS begins joint study with Origin on Japan-Australia green hydrogen supply chain; MCH as transport medium

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ENEOS Corporation and Origin Energy signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a study on a potential business collaboration for the development of a CO 2 -free hydrogen supply chain between Japan and Australia. Maritime transport of MCH to Japan by tankers.

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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., Iwatani Corporation’s focus is hydrogen demand, supply forecast system, transportation and storage of hydrogen.

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Suzuki and Daihatsu join CJP to apply CASE technologies in mini-commercial vehicles in Japan

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Suzuki Motor Corporation and Daihatsu Motor Co., have joined the Commercial Japan Partnership (CJP) commercial vehicle project ( earlier post ) to accelerate their carbon neutrality initiatives in minivehicles through the dissemination of CASE technologies (connected, autonomous, shared and electric) and services. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Japan Market Background

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Hyzon Motors announces strategic collaboration with Sojitz Machinery Corporation of America

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a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles, signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Sojitz Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) to partner in penetrating new markets and exploring the development of new fuel cell-powered commercial mobility applications. SMA is a subsidiary of the Sojitz Group, a global distributor of machinery and equipment headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Hyzon Motors Inc.,

Japan Airlines conducts first flight with blend of two different types of SAF

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has conducted the first flight with a mixture of two different types of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) produced domestically in Japan. mixing ratio) of SAF produced domestically in Japan added into existing jet fuel. Toyo Engineering Corporation/JERA Co., the other by IHI Corporation. March 2020: Succeeded in manufacturing of SAF using cotton from clothing for the first time in Japan (A5).

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and Japan Delivery System Corporation Develop EV Charging System for Apartment Buildings in Japan

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Japan Delivery System Corporation (JDS) have jointly developed an electric vehicle (EV) charging system for apartment complexes. Installation and management of EV charging infrastructure for shared parking lots of apartment complexes is an issue in Japan for the popularization of electric vehicles. Tags: Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Japan Plug-ins Over view of the i-CHARGER system. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota launches all-new Aqua (Prius C) hybrid in Japan; bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery

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Toyota Motor Corporation launched its all-new Aqua. The first-generation Aqua—sold as the Prius C in the US—came to life at the Iwate Plant of Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.

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Tokuyama and Toyota start verification tests in Japan for stationary fuel cell generator that uses by-product hydrogen; Mirai FC system

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Tokuyama Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have commenced verification tests, using by-product hydrogen, of a stationary fuel cell generator (FC generator) that makes use of the fuel cell system (FC system) installed in the Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).

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Itochu and partners launch feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan

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Itochu Corporation and Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC); Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC); and Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) have agreed to undertake a detailed study for the commercialization of a blue ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan.

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Rio Tinto and Nippon Steel Corporation to cooperate on low-carbon emission steel value chain

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Rio Tinto, a leading global mining and metals company, and Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan’s largest steel producer, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly to explore, develop and demonstrate technologies to transition to a low-carbon emission steel value chain. Japan’s recent announcement of its commitment to realize a carbon-neutral society by 2050 has given Japanese companies even greater impetus to accelerate their decarbonization activities.

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DriveElectric agrees strategic investment partnership with Sumitomo Corporation

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We are delighted to announce that DriveElectric has agreed a transformative deal with Sumitomo Corporation which will see an acceleration in our products and services to meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles in the UK.

TSMC to Build Chip Fab in Japan

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TSMC), the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, announced in an online earnings briefing Thursday that it would build a semiconductor plant in Japan. Wei, TSMC's CEO, said the company had received help from its Japanese customers and the government to establish the plant in Japan.

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Japanese, Russian companies partner on feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia & Japan

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Toyo Engineering Corporation and?Irkutsk Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC), Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), and Itochu Corporation are partnering on a joint feasibility study of a blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia and Japan. The parties are willing to prepare a new option for energy security between Russia and Japan by establishing a new value chain which transports ammonia produced in Russia to be utilized as fuel in Japan.

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Toyota introduces new Yaris Cross compact SUV in Japan; TNGA GA-B platform; E-Four electric AWD

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Toyota Motor Corporation has released the Yaris Cross, a new-model compact SUV. Hybrids JapanThe Yaris Cross will be available through Toyota dealers nationwide from 31 August. As with the Yaris, the all-new Yaris Cross adopts the TNGA platform (GA-B).

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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. By combining renewable energy from Kyocera’s solar power generating systems and BYD’s electric buses, the collaboration will maximize the effectiveness of renewable energy, greatly reduce power losses, and maintain a stable supply-demand energy balance.

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NEDO appoints Toyota and partners to study developing large-scale hydrogen supply chain in Chubu Region

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has appointed Sumitomo, Chiyoda, Toyota Motor, Japan Research Institute and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking to conduct a feasibility study on the receiving and distribution business of hydrogen in Chubu Region.

Mazda launching updated CX-3 in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

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Mazda Motor Corporation has begun accepting pre-orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Japan. Diesel JapanThe redesigned model adopts parts of Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture. Improvements were made to the front dampers, front stabilizers and coil springs, and the G-Vectoring Control and electric power steering systems were carefully tuned to achieve even smoother changes in vehicle posture.

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Toyota to offer rides in SAE Level-4 automated vehicles on public roads in Japan next summer

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To accomplish that, we are working closely with the Advanced R&D Division of Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) based in Tokyo, who is responsible for bringing the P4’s automated driving software to the public. Autonomous driving JapanToyota Research Institute (TRI) announced that its Platform 4 (P4) automated driving test vehicle ( earlier post ) will be available for public demonstration rides next summer in Tokyo.

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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. Hybrids Japan In addition, there will be a special Corolla Fielder Hybrid G Aerotourer·WxB grade.

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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.

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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. Partners participating in this project include: Toyota Motor Corporation; Nissan Motor Co., Honda R & D Laboratories; Panasonic Corporation; GS Yuasa Corporation; Hitachi Automotive Systems Co., Batteries Japan Solid-state

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Shell and Sumitomo Corporation invest in LO3 Energy to develop blockchain-based community energy platform

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Shell Ventures and Sumitomo Corporation Group have invested in LO3 Energy to support the global development of its blockchain-based community energy networks. LO3 Energy’s transactive energy platform was pioneered with the Brooklyn Microgrid and the company now runs projects with partners around the world, in the UK, Colombia, Japan, Australia and the US.

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

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC); SHIZUOKA GAS Co., Japan is promoting the adoption and expansion of renewable energy sources as a measure to reduce greenhouse gases. Electric (Battery) Japan Plug-ins V2XSeven companies—Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. TEPCO); TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.; TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.; Hitachi Systems Power Service, Ltd.; and Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.—have

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Vertical Aerospace, Marubeni to explore the introduction of eVTOL in Japan; conditional pre-order option for 200 units

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Vertical Aerospace, a British eVTOL manufacturer, and Marubeni Corporation, a leading Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate have reached an agreement to explore Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) travel solutions focused on the application of Vertical’s flagship electric aircraft, the VA-X4 ( earlier post ), in the Japanese market.

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Toyota and partners launch low-carbon hydrogen supply-chain project in Japan

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In Japan, Aichi Prefecture, Chita City, Toyota City, Chubu Electric Power, Toho Gas, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Industries have launched the Chita City and Toyota City Renewable Energy-use Low-carbon Hydrogen Project. Biomethane Climate Change Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Sustainability

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda and 8 others form Japan H2 Mobility to accelerate deployment of hydrogen stations in Japan

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Eleven companies, including automakers Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, and Honda Motor, have jointly formed Japan H2 Mobility, LLC (JHyM), aimed at the full-fledged development of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Japan. The other eight partners in the venture are: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation; Idemitsu Kosan Co., Iwatani Corporation; Tokyo Gas Co., Air Liquide Japan Ltd.; Toyota Tsusho Corporation; and Development Bank of Japan Inc.

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Consortium moves ahead with HESC pilot for conversion of Australian coal to LH2 for transport to Japan

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The Australian, Japanese and Victorian governments and a consortium of companies have launched the pilot of an innovative supply chain that will deliver liquefied hydrogen from the Latrobe Valley in Australia to Japan. The liquefied hydrogen (LH2) will then be shipped to Japan for use predominantly in the transport industry. The liquefied hydrogen will be held in a storage container before being loaded onto a marine carrier for transport to Japan.

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Toyota and public and private partners in Japan to trial renewable CO2-free hydrogen supply chain

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Major corporate and public sector partners in Japan are launching an effort to test a full carbon-neutral hydrogen supply chain powered by renewable wind energy. The four private sector participants are Iwatani Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Turbine and Systems Inc. In addition, the project will be supported by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

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

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Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have jointly established a new company, Nippon Charge Service, LLC, to promote the installation of chargers for plug-in electric vehicles (PHVs, PHEVs, EVs). 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

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Japan Ministries propose light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards for 2022

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In a policy update, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) have finalized new proposed fuel economy standards for light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles with gross vehicle weights less than 3.5 The new standards will require that the fuel economy of model year 2022 light and medium commercial vehicles sold in Japan average 17.9

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Mitsubishi Motors manipulated fuel economy testing on 625K mini-cars sold in Japan; other models affected

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has admitted to manipulating fuel consumption testing data for some 625,000 mini-cars it manufactured for sale in Japan by itself and partner Nissan. The affected cars are four mini-car models: the “eK Wagon” and “eK Space” manufactured by MMC; and the “Dayz” and “Dayz Roox” manufactured by MMC and supplied to Nissan Motors Corporation (NM) since June 2013. Fuel Efficiency Japan Regulations Vehicle Manufacturers

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First driving behavior-based telematics automobile insurance developed for Toyota connected cars in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation and the MS&AD Insurance Group’s Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., have jointly developed Japan’s first driving behavior-based telematics automobile insurance. In Japan, too, the government is advocating the use of automobile insurance that leverages telematics technologies as a means of reducing the number of accidents. Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance is a pioneer of telematics automobile insurance in Japan. Japan Telematics

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Saft opens new subsidiary in Japan

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Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has opened a new subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. The new subsidiary, under the name of Saft Japan Kabushiki Kaisha (K.K.) Saft Japan K.K. has now taken responsibility for the activities in the Japanese market that were handled previously by its long-standing partner, Sumitomo Corporation. —Philippe Ulrich, Saft Japan K.K.

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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. Toyota Motor Corporation revealed the exterior design and Japan pricing of its hydrogen fuel cell sedan, first unveiled as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. The car will launch in Japan before April 2015, and preparations are underway for launches in the US and European markets in the summer of 2015.

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Nissan FY 2014 global corporate activities reduce CO2 emissions by 22.6% compared to FY 2005

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made progress in reducing CO 2 emissions and improving sustainability in its global corporate activities in fiscal year 2014 while simultaneously increasing vehicle production and plant energy efficiency. cut in CO 2 when compared to fiscal year 2005, thus achieving its goal to reduce CO 2 emissions from corporate activities by 20% during that period. Nissan is utilizing a number of proven forms of sustainable energy generation to help minimize its corporate carbon footprint.

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Toyota launches TOYOTA NEXT Open Innovation Program in Japan

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the TOYOTA NEXT open innovation program. Toyota noted that Japan is currently undergoing a variety of changes, such as low birth rates and a growing aging population, as well as an increased concentration of the population in urban areas with a corresponding depopulation of rural areas.

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Nissan to Launch All-Electric Minivehicle in Early FY2022 in Japan

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YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., today announced that it plans to start sales of an all-new, all-electric minivehicle in Japan in early FY2022. The vehicle is part of a joint project with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and is being planned and developed by NMKV Co.,

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. Monthly sales targets for Japan are 4,600 units for Voxy and 3,400 units for Noah. Hybrids Japan Noah G (hybrid model with options). Click to enlarge.

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Toyota, Nissan and Honda agree on details of H2 station support in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., have agreed on key details of their joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Japanand Honda Motor Co., Earlier post.) The joint project (conducted alongside the Japanese government’s support for hydrogen stations) will cover one-third of the hydrogen station operating expenses incurred by infrastructure companies, and was first announced on 12 February.

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

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