Toyota joins 7 other companies in Rapidus venture to develop next-gen 2nm semiconductors in Japan

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Rapidus is intended to work with Japan’s also newly established Leading-edge Semiconductor Technology Center (LSTC)—a joint R&D hub with US and European participants—to build a mass production base for next-generation semiconductors in Japan.

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Nissan introducing Serena with 2nd-generation e-POWER system in Japan

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Nissan launched the fully-revamped Serena in Japan. Nissan first introduced a Serena e-POWER model in 2018 ( earlier post )—the second second model with the e-POWER system, which was first introduced in the Nissan Note in Japan in 2016.

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Starlink now available in Japan

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Starlink is now available in Japan, SpaceX announced Monday , adding that Japan is the first Asian country to access Starlink. Nikkei Asia noted that KDDI is Japan’s second-largest mobile provider covering over 90% of the population with 4G communication.

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ANA and Joby to establish eVTOL ridesharing service in Japan; Toyota joining for ground integration

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ANA Holdings and Joby Aviation are forming a partnership that will see Japan’s largest airline join with Joby to bring aerial ridesharing services to Japan. Joby already has strong connections with Japan, having worked alongside Toyota since 2019.

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Nissan introduces all-new Note e-POWER AWD in Japan

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The car comes exclusively with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain—a non-plug-in series hybrid configuration ( earlier post )—and is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in early 2021. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan

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Porsche and Audi form Premium Charging Alliance in Japan

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Porsche Japan and Audi Japan are forming a Premium Charging Alliance business partnership to expand the 150kW rapid charging station network across Japan. The Premium Charging Alliance is a project to expand charging services in Japan, merging the Porsche and Audi rapid charging station network in both dealers and city networks for owners of battery electric vehicles (BEV) from both brands. —Michael Kirsch, CEO of Porsche Japan.

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Honda and Cruise to start testing program in September toward launch of autonomous vehicle mobility service business in Japan

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Honda will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

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Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

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Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) recently jointly performed the country’s first helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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

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In Japan, it is focusing initially on the C+pod, Walking Area BEVs, and Toyota i-Road, with more than 200 corporate and local government partners currently involved in exploring new transportation models. Electric (Battery) Japan

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Woodside, 6 Japanese partners to conduct feasibility study on lower-emissions ammonia supply chain from Australia to Japan

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Woodside Energy; Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC); Marubeni Corporation; Hokuriku Electric Power Company; The Kansai Electric Power Co.; Ammonia Australia Japan Market Background

Honda receives type designation for Level 3 automated driving in Japan

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Autonomous driving Japan Market BackgroundHonda Motor Co., has received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

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Six Japan-based companies establish Research Association of Biomass Innovation for Next Generation Automobile Fuels

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Biomass Fuel Cells Japan Market BackgroundENEOS Corporation, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co.

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Mitsubishi Heavy and Infinium to collaborate on the production and deployment of electrofuels in Japan

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Through this collaboration, MHI will further promote the CCUS value chain, as well as the digital grid it designed with IBM Japan to visualize CO? Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Electrofuels Japan Market Background

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Nissan, Mitsubishi unveil jointly developed new all-electric mini-vehicles in Japan

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Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors unveiled their first jointly developed light electric vehicles (EVs)—the Sakura and the eK X EV (pronounced “eK cross EV”), —in Japan. Japan, where the vehicle is produced.

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FREYR Battery opens technology resources campus and business unit in Japan

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FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has established a technology resources campus and business unit in Japan. FREYR’s Japan technology resources unit will primarily be engaged in running electrochemical testing of various materials related to 24M’s technology development, while also providing a platform for the recruitment and hiring of experienced battery engineering talent. —Rune Nordgaard, FREYR’s Country Manager, Japan.

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ENEOS and Ample to launch EV battery swapping service in Japan

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a US-based startup in which ENEOS has invested in, are collaborating to launch an EV battery swapping service in Japan. Batteries Electric (Battery) JapanENEOS Holdings, Inc. and Ample, Inc.,

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Battery company Vehicle Energy Japan to become Nissan subsidiary

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Nissan Motor entered into a definitive agreement to acquire shares in Vehicle Energy Japan , an automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturer. Nissan will acquire all the common shares of Vehicle Energy Japan held by investment company INCJ, Ltd. and subscribe to common shares issued by Vehicle Energy Japan. Following the transaction, Vehicle Energy Japan will become a consolidated subsidiary of Nissan, in which it will hold shares alongside existing shareholders Maxell, Ltd.

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BYD marches into Japan, home turf of Toyota and Honda

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The BYD Atto 3 is expected to launch in Japan in January 2023, the Dolphin in mid-2023 and the Seal in the second half of 2023. The post BYD marches into Japan, home turf of Toyota and Honda appeared first on CnEVPost. BYD BYD Japan

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Kobe Steel to launch “Kobenable Steel”, Japan’s first low-CO2 blast furnace steel

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Kobe Steel will launch “Kobenable Steel” and become Japan’s first provider of low-CO 2 blast furnace steel products with significantly reduced CO 2 emissions during the blast furnace ironmaking process. Emissions Japan Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing MaterialsThe company plans to start selling the new products this fiscal year. Kobenable Steel is based on the KOBELCO Group’s CO 2 Reduction Solution for Blast Furnace Ironmaking announced in February 2021.

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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., Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power-to-Gas Solar Solar fuels

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Toyota to invest up to $5.6B in battery production in Japan and US

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billion in Japan and the United States toward supplying automotive batteries for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), for which demand is growing. With this investment, Toyota intends to increase its combined battery production capacity in Japan and the United States by up to 40 GWh.

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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. 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. The planned minivehicle is aimed to redefine the popular car category in Japan, featuring instant acceleration, smooth driving, and cabin quietness that are key characteristics of electric vehicles (EVs). Electric (Battery) Japa

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SMUD and Japan’s TEPCO partner on vehicle-grid integration technologies

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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO), Japan’s largest electric utility, will collaborate on vehicle-grid integration technologies with the purpose of accelerating transportation electrification and decarbonization. As a pioneering utility for EV charging technologies in Japan, TEPCO has long been dedicated to establishing EV infrastructure such as development of a fast charger standard (CHAdeMO).

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Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000-unit cumulative milestone

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e-POWER made its debut in Japan on the Note compact car in November 2016. The Note claimed the best-selling car in Japan title in 2018.1. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan Vehicle Manufacturers

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Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan. Electric (Battery) Japan Mobility services Urban mobility

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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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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. Since its debut in 1994, RAV4 has pioneered the crossover SUV market, and remains the market leader. The fifth generation RAV4 was released in April 2019.

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Nissan launches Note Autech Crossover in Japan; exclusively with e-POWER

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Nissan and its affiliate Autech announced the start of sales of the Note Autech Crossover in Japan. Autech Japan, Inc. The brand's color, an original blue, is inspired by the sea and sky of Chigasaki in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, where the company was founded.

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Tesla unveils new virtual power plant in Japan

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Tesla has unveiled a new virtual power plant using Powerwalls home battery pack and this time, it’s on an island, Miyako-jima, in Japan. The post Tesla unveils new virtual power plant in Japan appeared first on Electrek.

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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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Top 10 EV battery manufacturers all Asian companies; China accounts for 56% of market, Korea 26% and Japan 10%

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The top 10 global producers of Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles are all Asian companies, according to an analysis posted on the Visual Capitalist. Chinese companies make up 56% of the EV battery market, followed by Korean companies (26%) and Japanese manufacturers (10%).

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

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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. As part of their participation in the project, Suzuki and Daihatsu are to each acquire 10% of issued shares of Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies, the joint venture for the CJP initiative, from Toyota Motor Corporation.

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Nissan unveils lunar rover prototype jointly developed with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; e-4ORCE control technology

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Nissan Motor unveiled a lunar rover prototype jointly developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at the Nissan Futures event in Yokohama.

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Nissan launches of Note Aura NISMO in Japan; e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the Note Aura NISMO, sales of which are scheduled to start in Japan this autumn.

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Nissan overwhelmed by demand for new EV in Japan

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Nissan has been forced to pause orders in Japan for their new EV, the Nissan Sakura, after the waiting period for the vehicle spanned over a year. The mini EV, often called a “Kei car” in Japan, has taken the country by storm after it was introduced in May of this year.

BYD aims to have 100 dealership stores in Japan by 2025

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BYD will sell cars in Japan through a dealer network rather than directly operated stores, because the former is the way Japanese consumers are most familiar with, an executive said. The post BYD aims to have 100 dealership stores in Japan by 2025 appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Japan’s first offshore wind farm installs its first turbine

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Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has installed the first wind turbine at Japan’s Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm. The post Japan’s first offshore wind farm installs its first turbine appeared first on Electrek.

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Mobileye and WILLER partner to launch autonomous robotaxi service in Japan, Southeast Asia

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Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, have formed a strategic collaboration to launch an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan and markets across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan. Beginning in Japan, the companies will collaborate on the testing and deployment of autonomous transportation solutions based on Mobileye’s automated vehicle (AV) technology.

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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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Nissan launches new Note Aura in Japan; enhanced e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the all-new Note Aura premium compact car in Japan, with sales planned to start in autumn.

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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. March 2020: Succeeded in manufacturing of SAF using cotton from clothing for the first time in Japan (A5). February 2021: Successfully operated the first flight in Japan loading SAF produced domestically in Japan (A5).

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BYD launches 3 electric cars in Japan

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The BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus) will be the first model to arrive in Japan, followed by the Dolphin and the Seal. Tokyo, Japan – On July 21, BYD JAPAN Inc., BYD ATTO 3 is slated to become the first BYD passenger vehicle sold in Japan, with sales expected to begin in January 2023.

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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 Following the positive test results, Continental will continue to further develop and investigate the C-V2X technology, globally as well as in Japan to enable an early global deployment. Connected vehicles CV2X Japan

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