Toyota begins Camry Hybrid production and sales in Taiwan; 7th hybrid production site outside of Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production affiliate in Taiwan, Kuozui Motors, Ltd. Kuozui), has started production and sales of the Camry Hybrid in Taiwan. Production of the Camry Hybrid at Kuozui’s Kuanying Plant in Taiwan’s Taoyuan County began on 15 February, making the plant Toyota’s seventh hybrid-vehicle production site outside Japan. The vehicle ranges in price there from 1,069,000 to 1,399,000 Taiwan dollars (US$36,137 to US$47,292).

Mitsubishi Motors to promote EVs with Hsinchu County in Taiwan

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s business partner in Taiwan China Motors Corp (CMC), Mitsubishi Corporation, (MC) and the Hsinchu County government in northwestern Taiwan have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs). The Hsinchu County government will introduce the i-MiEVs at the Taiwan High Speed Rail line’s Hsinchu Station as a taxi.

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Smith Electric Vehicles signs LOI for Joint Venture in Taiwan; 5,000 vehicles in first 3 years

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Medium-duty electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with Taikang Technology Corporation in Taiwan. Taikang Technology Corporation, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in Taiwan, has twenty-five years of automotive experience and has expertise in upfitting specialized municipal commercial vehicles. The JV agreement will also cover the creation of a new manufacturing plant in Taiwan.

China Steel Corporation making $46M investment in LanzaTech commercial waste-gas-to-ethanol project

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Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corporation (CSC), has announced formal Board approval of a 1400-million TWD (US$46 million) capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.

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Eaton Delivers 30 Hybrid Power Systems for City Buses in Taiwan; More Than 1,000 Now Operating in Asia-Pacific Region

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Eaton Corporation, together with Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing Ltd. and Capital Bus Group, has delivered 30 hybrid-powered city buses in Taipei, Taiwan. The buses will operate in normal passenger transit duty in Taipei and are expected to generate fuel savings of 25 to 30% along with similar reductions in particulate and nitrogen oxide (NO x ) emissions.

Delta Products in $3M DOE project to develop 6.6 kW GaN on-board charger

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Delta Products Corporation (DPC), a Delta Group company headquartered in Fremont, CA, is participating in a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) $3.0-million award for the development of a high-efficiency, high-density, 6.6kW bidirectional on-board charger for plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs). Huang, president of Delta Products Corporation.

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Bosch launches eScooter sharing service under new Coup brand

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Gogoro introduced the Gogoro Smartscooter EV and the Gogoro Energy Network at the Consumer Electronics Show in early 2015 and launched in Taipei Taiwan in August 2015. Bosch is launching its new Coup eScooter sharing service in Berlin.

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ExxonMobil ships first LNG cargo from $19B PNG LNG project ahead of schedule; serving China and Japan

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ExxonMobil Corporation has shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the $19-billion PNG LNG project ahead of schedule. Taiwan. PNG LNG, operated by ExxonMobil affiliate ExxonMobil PNG Limited, is expected to produce more than 9 trillion cubic feet of gas over its estimated 30 years of operations. The first cargo is bound for LNG customer Tokyo Electric Power Co. TEPCO) in Japan.

LanzaTech and LCY to target bio-based chemicals market; bio-based C2 to C5 feedstock as raw materials

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LanzaTech, a company using proprietary bacteria to convert industrial waste gases into fuels and chemicals ( earlier post ), is partnering with Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corporation (LCY), one the world’s leading chemical companies, to identify key bio-based chemicals to produce for global fuels and chemicals markets. LCY, a billion-dollar enterprise, is fully integrated and operates in Taiwan, China, Japan, Qatar and the United States.

Infineon and UMC extend manufacturing agreement into power semiconductors for automotive

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The semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG and United Microelectronics Corporation, a leading global semiconductor foundry, have extended their existing manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications. Production start of SPT9 products at UMC’s 300mm Fab in Taiwan is planned for early 2018.

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LanzaTech gas fermentation technology at core of €14.6M EU Steelanol project; 25K t/year demo plant

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In November 2012, China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, and LCY Chemical Corporation formed a joint venture, White Biotech (WBT), as part of a Green Energy Alliance with LanzaTech. In April 2015 China Steel Corporation (CSC), announced formal Board approval of a 1400M TWD (US$46M) capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.

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Toyota Tsusho Establishing Global Integrated Supply Chain for bio-PET

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Toyota Tsusho Corporation is establishing the first global bio-PET (bio-derived polyethylene terephthalate) integrated supply chain including the procurement of bio-ethanol, production of bio-mono ethylene glycol, tolling business of PET, and marketing of bio-PET. CMFC) to establish Greencol Taiwan Corp.

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Petrobras in 10-year, $820M contract to supply Toyota Tsusho with ethanol for Bio-PET project

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Petrobras recently signed a contract to supply Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) with hydrated ethanol for ten years. The Brazilian sugarcane ethanol will be used as feedstock in a chemical ethanol project that TTC is deploying with a local partner in Taiwan to produce Bio-PET. Bio-PET is polyethylene terephthalate; it consists of 70% terephthalic acid and 30% monoethylene glycol, by weight.

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Toyota to explore integration of SmartDeviceLink Technology with Ford subsidiary; open source version of Ford AppLink

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Toyota Motor Corporation has reached an agreement with Ford Motor Company to explore collaboration with Livio, a Ford subsidiary acquired in 2013 ( earlier post ), for the implementation of SmartDeviceLink (SDL) technology in future Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

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SAE International to Host Vehicle Battery Summit in Shanghai

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The event intends to bring together engineers, scientists and corporate decision makers from the battery, automotive, utility and lithium mining industries. The Summit is designed to provide corporate-level engineering and business decision makers with an assessment of current and near term Li-ion battery systems alternatives and capabilities; as well as critical marketplace and supply chain information.

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Eaton hybrid systems log 100M miles in service, reduce fuel consumption by 4M gallons

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Eaton Corporation announced that customers of its hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 100 million miles of service, reducing fuel consumption by 4 million gallons of diesel fuel and harmful emissions by 40,000 metric tons. More than 4,500 of Eaton’s hybrid systems are in use today on city buses, school buses, package delivery trucks, beverage delivery trucks, refrigerated delivery trucks, refuse and recycling trucks, utility vehicles and other commercial applications.

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Daimler takes 12% stake in Chinese parter BAIC Motor; first non-Chinese automotive company to acquire an interest in a Chinese OEM

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Furthermore, BAIC will increase its stake in the production joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Corporation (BBAC) by 1% to 51%. At the same time, Daimler will increase its stake in the integrated sales joint venture Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Corporation (BMBS) by 1% to 51%. BFDA), Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation (FBAC) and Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. BDNT); as well as sales companies in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Global WorldAutoSteel Project Presents Interim Results of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2 Project for Low GHG Body Structure for Electrified Vehicles

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—Jody Shaw, Chairman, FSV Program and manager of Technical Marketing and Product Research at United States Steel Corporation. Members of WorldAutoSteel are: Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation – China. China Steel CorporationTaiwan, China. JFE Steel Corporation - Japan. Nippon Steel Corporation - Japan. Nucor Corporation – USA. United States Steel Corporation – USA.

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Reaches Milestone in Deploying New ESBWR

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Four ABWRs are operating in Japan, and the global nuclear alliance of GE and Hitachi is building four more in Japan and Taiwan today. The MOU is with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India, the country’s only nuclear utility, which operates 17 reactors.

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A Brief Look at Today's Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and the Companies That Are Revolutionizing an Old Industry - Yahoo! Finance

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven Earn From 2.73% to 3.04% With GE Capital Corporation. Finance Worldwide Argentina Australia New Zealand Brazil Canada China Chinese France French Canada Germany Hong Kong India Italy Japan Korea Mexico Singapore Spain Spanish Taiwan UK & Ireland Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo!

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Daimler to take 12% stake in BAIC Motor

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BFDA), Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation (FBAC) and Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. as well as sales companies in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. In addition, Daimler has been producing Mercedes-Benz vans for the Chinese market in the Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation joint venture since April 2010. According to a new binding agreement, Daimler AG will invest in BAIC Motor, the passenger car unit of BAIC Group.

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CTT Outlines International Expansion Efforts At Tokyo Motor Show; $400M in Orders for 38,000 EVs

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A direct-drive wheel motor, developed with PUES Corporation, is optional. 2009 through the first quarter of 2010 with the bulk share of distribution slated for the United States (27,000 EVs), followed by Canada (5,000 EVs), Japan (4,000 EVs) and Taiwan (2,000 EVs).

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Ford expanding global electrified vehicle battery R&D

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Taiwan and Korea, where the company offers the Mondeo Hybrid. In October, Ford, the University of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced a new $9-million battery lab at the University of Michigan that is helping the company develop batteries that are smaller, lighter and less expensive to produce.

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