Automotive, Telecom and ITS companies carry out first Cellular V2X trial in Japan

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Continental announced the completion of a joint Cellular V2X trial in Japan together with Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies. The companies have successfully conducted Japan’s first C-V2X testing in the country using 5.8 Connected vehicles CV2X Japan

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Japan launches first global hydrogen supply chain demo project; liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology

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Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha—have launched the “Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development”(AHEAD) along with the world’s first Global Hydrogen Supply Chain Demonstration Project. and subsequently used for power generation in Japan.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Since making its debut in Japan, the Outlander PHEV has been rolled out to more than 50 countries across the world.

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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. The company has a global target to sell 1 million electrified vehicles annually by fiscal year 2022, including fully electric cars and e-POWER models.

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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.

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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). 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. As our domestic market, we are proud that Japan is leading the way forward when it comes to Nissan Intelligent Mobility. 100,000 LEAFs sold in Japan. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japan firms to fund hydrogen fueling

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Earlier this year in Europe, 13 companies joined forces to create the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative to discuss and promote the use of hydrogen as a renewable source of energy. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellIn the United States, GM and Honda have partnered up to build a production plant in Michigan that will roll out next-generation propulsion systems for fuel-cell.

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Vehicle fuel economy improvements have slowed globally, according to the latest report from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Fuel Economy In Major Car Markets: Technology And Policy Drivers 2005-2017. Overall, global fuel economy has improved by an average of 1.7%

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Toyota Cumulative Hybrid Sales in Japan Top 1M; 2.68M Globally

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Annual sales of TMC hybrids in Japan and globally. Cumulative sales in Japan of its Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) hybrid vehicles have topped the 1-million mark, while more than 2.68 million units have been sold globally as of 31 July 2010, according to the company.

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New program in Japan to push development of solid-state batteries

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To support the program, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will provide ¥1.6 Japanese companies accounted for 70% of the global automotive battery market in 2013, but they are being challenged by China and South Korea. Chinese companies expanded their combined global share to 26% in 2016 from just 3% in 2013. The Nikkei said that Japan’s industry ministry is eager for the country to reclaim its global dominance by setting standards for solid-state batteries.

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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. Iwatani is Japan’s only producer and supplier of liquefied hydrogen.

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Nissan Rogue Hybrid Launched In Japan, U.S. Sales Uncertain

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More than four years after launching its Leaf electric car, Nissan is by far the leading maker of electric vehicles globally. Japan forbidden fruit Infiniti JX Hybrid Pathfinder Hybrid In hybrids, however, it was late to the game and has struggled to package products that will prove compelling to North American buyers. Its announcement this week that it would start selling a hybrid model of the Nissan.

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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. ”.

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BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. million units—around 57% of the global market. Broader macroeconomic factors (higher interest rates and slowing consumer spending) will also impact global sales. Sales in Japan and South Korea combined should be around 100,000. BloombergNEF (BNEF) expects 2.6 This will represent around a 40% growth rate, down from the 70% growth rate in 2018. BNEF said that it expects China will continue to lead, with some 1.5

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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.

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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. In addition, the project will be supported by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

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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 Global comparison of light truck/light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards (in mpg or km/L under CAFE test cycle).

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Japan policy shift allows imports of ETBE made from US corn-based ethanol; increased carbon-intensity requirement

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In 2017, Global Bioenergies announced the production of ETBE purely from renewable resources. Japan will now allow US ethanol to meet up to 44% of a total estimated demand of 217 million gallons of ethanol used to make ETBE, or potentially 95.5 Japan imports nearly all of the ETBE from ethanol that it uses. We are pleased Japan now allows ETBE imports from US. But we certainly welcome Japan’s first step toward the use of US ethanol.

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Daimler Trucks launches E-Mobility Group; single global electric architecture

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The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has already delivered the first models of its fully-electric FUSO eCanter to selected customers in the USA, Europe and Japan. In Brazil, India and Japan the company also holds a leading position.

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Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car To Get Global Showcase At 2020 Olympics

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to become a global showcase for hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Japan is already planning to use the games as an opportunity to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and put more fuel-cell vehicles on its roads. And similar to earlier Olympics, the global event will focus huge media attention on the one carmaker that. Green Japan Marketing Olympics hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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“Toyota Safety Sense” preventive safety package-equipped vehicles top 10 million units globally

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced that the total global number of vehicles equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), the Toyota-developed preventive safety package, has reached the 10 million unit mark approximately three and a half years after its March 2015 introduction.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand. In Japan, the Prius was the #1 selling vehicle last year. Japan.

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Japan updates hydrogen fuel cell targets; 320 stations by 2025, 800,000 vehicles by 2030

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Japan’s Council for a Strategy for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, which includes experts from industry, academia, and government, recently issued a revised version of the Strategic Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) established the Council in December 2013; the Strategic Road Map was first published in June 2014. Toyota Motor has said it plans to achieve annual global sales of more than 30,000 Mirai fuel cell vehicles by 2020.

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Japan postpones emission trading system

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According to a report in business daily Nikkei, Japan’s government will postpone the creation of a greenhouse gas emissions trading system until after the fiscal year 2013. Global warming Latest news emissions trading greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse gases japan Naoto KanInstead the government will continue with an environment tax in the form of higher rates on fossil fuels depending on the degree of carbon dioxide associated in fiscal [.].

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Toyota developing LPG hybrid taxi for Japan market

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Toyota plans to launch a new taxi for the Japanese market before April 2018, and is currently working on developing an updated version of its JPN Taxi Concept, which made its global debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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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).

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GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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According to GlobalData, the global EV market is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR of 15.6% The company projects that China will lead the global EV market with more than 50% share and grow three times as fast as the US over the next five years.

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Mitsubishi Motors to launch new Mirage global compact in Japan; 1.0L gasoline engine with 64 mpg US

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch the all-new Mirage global compact car at dealerships throughout Japan on 31 August at an MSRP ranging from ¥998,000 to ¥1,288,000 (US$12,800 to $16,500). L/100km) on the JC08 cycle, making the Mirage the most fuel efficient registered gasoline car in Japan. This figure is more than 20% better than Japan’s 2015 Fuel Efficiency Standards. The new Mirage. Click to enlarge.

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Panasonic to increase automotive lithium-ion battery production in Japan

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Panasonic has been building up its production capacity of automotive batteries in Japan, the United States, and China. The global market for electrified vehicles has been growing in response to stricter worldwide environmental regulations on automobiles as well as a variety of incentive measures for promoting eco-conscious vehicles.

euglena planning commercial production of biojet and renewable diesel from algae in Japan

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Japan-based euglena Co. plans to produce and supply biojet and renewable diesel in Japan at commercial scale in the 2020s with support from the City of Yokohama, Chiyoda Corporation, Itochu Enex Co., The company will build Japan’s first demonstration plant for the production of biojet/biodiesel fuels in Yokohama, with operations planned to begin in 2018. Algae Algal Fuels Aviation Diesel Japan

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IEA: global energy demand rose by 2.3% in 2018, fastest pace in the last decade; CO2 emissions up 1.7%

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last year, its fastest pace this decade, an exceptional performance driven by a robust global economy and stronger heating and cooling needs in some regions, according to the IEA. As a result, global energy-related CO 2 emissions rose by 1.7% These findings are part of the International Energy Agency’s latest assessment of global energy consumption and energy-related CO 2 emissions for 2018. Energy demand worldwide grew by 2.3%

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Honda reaches 300-million mark in cumulative global motorcycle production

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A Gold Wing 40 th Anniversary Edition produced at Kumamoto Factory, Honda’s primary motorcycle production plant in Japan, became the 300 millionth motorcycle that Honda produced globally. Honda’s motorcycle business began with the start of mass-production in Japan in 1949.

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Global sales of EyeSight-equipped Subarus reach 1 million

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FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, announced that cumulative global sales of Subaru models equipped with its EyeSight driver assist system ( earlier post ) surpassed one million units in November this year. The one-million mark was reached after eight years and seven months since the system was first launched in Japan in May 2008. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

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Japan To Spend $385 Million On Hydrogen For 2020 Olympics Deadline

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Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and officials there are already preparing the city to host an influx of athletes--and bask in the global spotlight. Japan is also using the Games as an opportunity to promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars. ALSO SEE: Japan Eases Laws, Boosts Incentives For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Tokyo plans to spend 42.5

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Kureha Battery Materials Japan (KBMJ) partners with Kuraray and the INCJ to support global growth of Li-ion battery hard carbon anode technology

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and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) have concluded an agreement intended to further accelerate the growth of Kureha Battery Materials Japan Co., The partnership aims to support KBMJ’s global expansion, with a focus on its CARBOTRON P LIB anode material.

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Recession slashes emissions in Japan

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The sluggish economy worldwide has few bright spots, but Japan can take some consolation with the news that its economic troubles have at least led to some environmental positives. In separate news, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation also reported that the country’s crude steel output dropped by 29.6 Tags: Green cars Honda Latest news Mitsubishi Toyota mazda Fuji Heavy Industries global economic crisis japan Japan steelmakers Japanese carmakers recession

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DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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DiDi and SoftBank also plan to set up a joint venture in Japan. DiDi and SoftBank aim to build an open and inclusive platform that will be available to all of Japan’s taxi operators. Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, and SoftBank Corp.

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Think makes breakthrough in Japan

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Norwegian electric vehicle manufacturer Think Global has teamed with Ener1, one of its battery partners, to make a significant breakthrough in the Japanese market. Together the companies will supply a fully integrated electric drive-train powered by a lithium-ion battery system to Japan Post. Initially, the Japan Postal Service will convert 25 per cent of its fleet to electric drive. NK electric drivetrain Ener1 Japan Post Think Think Global

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). In 2013, new geothermal geologic studies or exploration moved forward in places as diverse as American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, St.

Mazda begins production of Mazda CX-5 with SKYACTIV-D diesel engine; Japan and Europe first markets

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Mazda will start introducing the Mazda CX-5 this spring in Japan and Europe, followed by other markets around the world. The debut of the CX-5 with a diesel engine marks a new push on clean diesels in Japan market for Mazda. Diesel Europe JapanThe CX-5. Click to enlarge.

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Euglena completes demo-scale algae biorefinery for renewable jet and diesel

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Japan-based biotechnology company euglena ( earlier post ) has completed the construction of its demonstration-scale biorefinery in Yokohama for the production of renewable jet and diesel fuels from algae and waste oil. Algae Algal Fuels Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Biorefinery Diesel Japan

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ofo and SoftBank enter basic agreement to collaborate on bike-sharing in Japan

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reached a basic agreement to collaborate on the deployment of ofo’s global bike-sharing business in Japan. ofo and SoftBank C&S plan to enter an exclusive partnership for a large-scale deployment, with SoftBank C&S serving as strategic partner of ofo's bike-sharing services in Japan. Existing backers, including ride-sharing firm Didi and DST Global, also took part. Launching in Japan is a huge milestone for ofo. China-based bike-sharing provider ofo Inc.

TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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People living in parts of southern Europe, South Korea and southern Japan and China also experienced more than 15 days a year of ozone levels above 70 ppb. Ozone levels across much of North America and Europe dropped significantly between 2000 and 2014.

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